Individual Awards

Award Call for Nominations Submittal Deadline Awarded
Distinguished Service Award October 1 December 15 Regional
Fellow Designation October 1 December 15 Regional
Lifetime Achievement Award October 1 December 15 Regional

Distinguished Service Award

Description: The PNW Distinguished Service Award will be bestowed on individuals who have greatly contributed to our association through specific participation and dedicated service.

Award Type: Paper Certificate; Up to two (2) awards

Qualification of Candidates:
  • The candidate must be a Association for Learning Environments member in good standing.
  • Long and distinguished service to the council and/or profession. This service may have been achieved by lengthy, continued and outstanding performance on regional committees, task forces, programs, etc. or by association with numerous facilities-related projects that produced a positive impact on education.
  • One or two major activities that the individual played a significant role in that had a definite, positive impact on the council, the region and/or the profession.
  • Long and outstanding performance of service to the Association, region and/or profession through activities with the regional organization. The service at the regional level should parallel in significance the activities described.

Scoring Criteria:
25 Quality of service and leadership to the Association at the chapter and regional level.
25 Contributions to advancing the association’s Strategic Plan by serving on committees and task groups.
50 Contribution to advancing and promoting the mission of the Association.

Timeline: The regional chapters to submit their chapter awards to the PNR Past President by December 15th of every year.

Submission Requirements: On behalf of the nominee, a chapter shall prepare the following submittal and submit it by the deadline referenced above:
  • Submittal shall be limited to 2 pgs – 8 ½ x 11”, 12 pt font
  • Please provide the following:
    • Name
    • Firm/Institution
    • Address
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Title/Position
    • Specify Activity for Which Nominated
    • Name of Submitter
    • Date Submitted


Fellow Designation

Description: The PNW Fellow designation will be bestowed on individuals who have consistently contributed to the association in the highest manner possible. A Fellow is the most respected member of the Association PNW community. They represent the mark of excellence in the industry in which they serve and are recognized as those that advanced the association and its mission; A significant honor that ranks second in importance only to PNR Lifetime Achievement Award.

Award Type: Paper Certificate; Up to two (2) awards

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria at the time of submission to be considered for the Fellow Designation.

*Have been a member of A4LE for a minimum of 15 years.
*Have 20 years of educational experience in one of the following categories: planning/design, school district employee or consultant, state or public agency employee or consultant focused on schools and/or education; or service provider or constructor.
*Served as an elected or appointed officer at the chapter, regional, or international level.*
*Served as a committee chair at the chapter, regional, or international level.
*Hold certification and/or designation that is industry specific.
*Demonstrated knowledge or subject matter expert of education inclusive of the environment where students learn as demonstrated via presentations and/or industry related published articles.
*Demonstrate mentorship of A4LE members. 

Scoring

  • 10  Points     Meet A4LE Years of Membership Minimum Requirement
  • 15  Points     Demonstrate Professional Experience
  • 10  Points     Officer Position at Chapter, Regional, or International Level
  • 5    Points     Committee Chair at the Chapter, Regional, or International Level
  • 15  Points     Industry Certification and or Designation
  • 15  Points     Presentations and Publications
  • 15  Points     Mentorship to Association Members
  • 15  Points     3 Letters of Recommendations (1 of 3 from a person mentored)

Timeline: Chapter nominations are due to PNW Past President on or before December 15th of every year.

Submission Requirements:
On behalf of the nominee, a chapter shall prepare the following submittal and submit it by the deadline referenced above
Download nomination form


Lifetime Achievement Award

Description: The PNW Lifetime Achievement Award is the most distinguished professional award bestowed to an individual member in our region. This award is designed to honor an individual who has distinguished themselves by making significant lasting contributions to the educational facility planning industry throughout their career. 

Qualification of Candidates:
  • The candidate must be a Association for Learning Environments member in good standing.
  • The activities upon which the nomination is based shall have produced a body of work that consistently created a positive and significant regional, national or international impact on the learning environment.
  • The candidate must not have previously received the PNW Lifetime Achievement Award.

Timeline: On an annual basis, the Pacific Northwest Region will recognize one individual with the PNW Lifetime Achievement Award. The distinction will be awarded along with an automatic nomination as the following year’s regional representative to International Lifetime Achievement Award. The PNW Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be supported by their nominating chapter and region in the preparation of their Lifetime Achievement Award submission.

Each chapter may submit to the Regional Past President the name of a nominee for the PNW Lifetime Achievement Award. Submissions are due by December 15th of every year. The candidate will not be asked or required to submit credentials for consideration.  

Officers and Chapter Governors will review the candidate’s submissions and make a selection based upon a process chosen by the Regional President. The selection will be made at the annual mid-year board meeting. The recipient will be recognized with a commemorative plaque at the annual PNW Annual Conference.

Submission Requirements: On behalf of the nominee, a chapter shall prepare the following submittal and submit it by the deadline referenced above:
  • Submittal shall be limited to 2 pgs – 8 ½ x 11”, 12 pt font (incl. cover letter)
  • Cover letter introducing the nominee
  • Please provide the following:
    • Name
    • Professional experience and educational training
    • Research, publications, and awards
    • Contribution to supporting exemplary educational facility planning
    • Relevant Projects
    • Contribution that support the mission of the Association and the Pacific Northwest Region
    • Picture
    • Letter of References from (1) educator and (1) peer who is a member

Any questions regarding the process or submission shall be directed to the Member Care Manager, Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP
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