Washington Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Washington.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

Service Day at Tillicum Elementary School

Saturday, October 9, 2021
9 AM – 4 PM

8514 Maple St SW, Lakewood, WA 984985

Tillicum Elementary School   Clover Park SD

A4LE is joining together to give back to our community. Tillicum Elementary School in Lakewood has been selected as our Day of Service Project on Saturday, October 9th from 9 am-4 pm. Please join us in giving back to the students and community of Lakewood by donating funds, products or volunteering your time! Volunteer all day, morning, or afternoon.

Click here to download the Sponsorship Opportunities form.



Service Day Sponsors

Bassetti CPL Forma
integrus PCS skanska
Lydig Mahlum
NewScapes Northwest Shaw Contract
AHBL Hargis

School Tour & Dinner Meeting

October 21, 2021
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pacific Time

Mount Si High School

8651 Meadowbrook, Snoqualmi, WA 98065
Mount Si High School
Mount Si High School Mount Si High School
Mount Si High School's new campus consists of four buildings, each three stories and organized into technology-rich academies with centrally located spaces to encourage student interaction and break down the scale of the 358,000 sf school. As the school is in flood and liquefaction zones, special accommodations were made to address natural disaster concerns beyond those commonly required at schools. About 4,000 stone columns secure the subgrade from liquefaction, and the building is elevated on plinths to protect it from flooding and to keep water from damming to protect adjacent properties. From large scale to human scale, the campus is designed as a series of connected buildings on an elevated platform. Sized to respond to growth in Snoqualmie Valley, the school is one of the largest in Washington State. The design centers around an environment that allows students and staff to interact with each other and the building at a variety of scales. By weaving in social and informal learning environments, the school honors the individual and communal human relationships.

Facility Tour Information
Attendees will assemble at the front of the school, where they will be addressed by a designer. Then they will split into three guided tours. Primary spaces will include primary public areas including lobby spaces and multiple dining commons, the CTE area, learning community areas, a 700 seat theater, and outdoor learning and social spaces. The tour could be completed virtually either in addition to or in lieu of in person tour.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe approaches to addressing development within critical environmental areas such as floodways
  • Participants will be able to learn about and describe how distributed dining commons can increase student engagement and comfort within a larger school.
  • Participant will be learn about integrated CTE programs and how CTE can space design can help these programs transform to meet 21st Century needs.
  • Participants will be able to identify how attention to materials, light, and spatial design can strengthen one’s connection to place and to school.

Project Team:
Architect of record: NAC
Landscape Architect: Berger Partnership
Structural Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Electrical Engineer: NAC Electrical
Civil Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Mechanical Engineer: Metrix Engineers
Contractor: SpeeWest

4:00 – 5:30 pm Tour
5:30 – 6:30 pm    Networking & Cocktails
6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm Program

Members (Early) $50.00
Non-Members (Early)   $60.00
Members (Late) $60.00
Non-Members (Late) $70.00
School Districts $30.00

Early bird cutoff is 5:00 pm, October 13, 2021. Please register so we can get an accurate head count.


We greatly appreciate your attendance and active participation in our chapter events.

2022 Annual Chapter Conference

ConnectED   June 6-8, 2022
Wenatchee Convention Center
Wenatchee, WA

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Portland, OR 97204
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Thank you to our 2020-2021 Sponsors


AHBL BCE Coughlin Porter DLR Group
Hargis Hutteball Oremus McGranahan NAC


integrus mahlum Mohawk Group

Magna Cum Laude

bassetti BLRB BNBuilders DeaMor
LPD TCF Architecture SMS WCG
OAC EDU Beresford

Dean's List

  Dykeman Greenbusch Group Keithly Barber

Honor Roll

A3 Acoustics AESI DIRTT ehsi
Great Floors McKinistry Orange Thread patcraft
Robinson Co. Sazan Turner



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The Washington Chapter is looking for committee members to help shape the future of the chapter. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on a committee, please contact Chapter President Benjamin Fields.

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Upcoming Events

October 9, 2021
Service Day at Tillicum Elementary School
8514 Maple St SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

April 28 – May 1, 2022

Pacific Northwest Regional Conference
Portland, OR

June 6-8, 2022
Washington Chapter Conference
Wenatchee, WA


April 1, 2020 – POSTPONED
Western Washington Bus Tour
– Klahowya Secondary School
– Central Kitsap Middle School
– Olympic High School
– Blakely Elementary

April 8, 2020 – POSTPONED
Eastern Washington Bus Tour
– North Pines Middle School
– Shiloh Hills Elementary School
– Linwood Elementary School
– North Central High School 

May 20, 2020 – POSTPONED
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Margaret Mead Elementary School
1725 216th Ave NE, Sammamish, WA 98074
Lake Washington School District
Architect: BLRB Architects
Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Peter Kirk Elementary School
1312 6th St., Kirkland, WA 98033
Lake Washington School District
Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara Architects
Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis

TAC Representatives Approved by the Board!

The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Washington Chapter is recognized as a valuable stakeholder and partner to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and has been invited to have representatives sit on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).  A4LE has had representatives from both Western and Eastern Washington on TAC for several decades and we have identified two new representatives from our Chapter to be our representatives for this committee. TAC meets quarterly with meetings typically occurring in Fife.  

The primary function of the TAC is to provide technical assistance and advice to OSPI, which includes the following responsibilities:
  • Promote cost effective planning, design, and construction of public schools in order to achieve reduced maintenance and operation costs.
  • Provide expertise and advice on technical matters related to the construction, modification, and maintenance of school facilities throughout the state.
  • Facilitate communication between OSPI and professional organizations on technical issues.
  • Represent field conditions and school districts.
  • Recommend changes to enhance and improve service to school districts.

Find out more about TAC.

Please welcome Dr. Mark Andersen from Spokane Public Schools Capital Projects to represent Eastern Washington, and Noah Greenberg, AIA from Seattle Public Schools, representing Western Washington.
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