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Chapter Meeting

September 20, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Baton Rouge’s Carver Library
720 Terrace Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA

Park Elementary and the Search for a REAL 21st Century Elementary School Design
Park Elementary Currently under construction near the Louisiana State Capitol, Park Elementary will be East Baton Rouge School's first primary school to be designed completely around the basis of 21st Century classroom and whole-school environments.  Gary Gilbert of Coleman Partners Architects, LLC will provide insight into their guidelines that were used, their methodology of design, as well as details and the learning style model.  Comments by East Baton Rouge Schools leadership, CSRS/Tillage program management and some insight into the pedagogy of the facility/use of the spaces will make the presentation interesting for educators and education planners for schools as well!



A4LE Joint Event with AIA Baton Rouge

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30 pm
500 W University Ave
Hammond, LA 70402

Computer Science & Technology Building at Southeastern Louisiana University


Join us for another building tour and dinner. We will be learning more about the Computer Science & Technology Building at Southeastern Louisiana University and wrapping up the tour with dinner, provided by Percy J. Matherne Contractor and the Association for Learning Environments.

"It is the designer's belief that it is a requirement today to develop educational places that address 21st Century needs in an academic community-based environment. Such an environment should completely support and allow work, play, study, listening, responding, relaxing, and accomplishment through individualized work, group work, collaboration, and social interaction, using 21st Century technology."

5:30 PM Gather / Introductions
6:00 PM Tour Starts
7:00 PM Dinner


Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 24th; no charge for AIA and A4LE Members.
Non-members are welcome ($25/ea).

Holiday Social

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Swirl Wine Bar
3143 Ponce De Leon St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Swirl Wine Bar

Celebrate the holidays at Swirl Wine Bar.

A4LE members & guests are invited to enjoy light appetizers and wine.

Please RSVP to by December 8.

Chapter Meeting

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center
13200 Old Gentilly Rd., New Orleans, LA 70129

Lunch Served at 12:00 pm
Presentation/Tour: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Association Members: FREE
Non-members: $5.00

Presented by:
Thomas Brown & Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects
Sponsored by:
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects & Lemoine Co.
Lemoine Co

The new Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center was engineered to accommodate the needs of corporate clients, with a complete package for future growth. All classrooms have state-of-the-art presentation ENO boards for utilizing modern software applications. The second floor houses a Simulator Suite comprised of 3 interactive Full Mission Bridge simulators, with a simulation so realistic, it can actually make you seasick. Simulators are used for Wheelhouse Proficiency Management classes to provide scenarios on navigating waterways on different types of vessels.

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The Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center is a U. S. Coast Guard approved facility that provides industry based certification courses in a variety of Fire Fighting, Safety, Marine, and Radar Navigational courses. The main thrust of our business is Domestic Inland Waterways, Petrochemical, and Offshore Oil & Gas. All classrooms and labs are completely furnished with the finest leather chairs and tables, which contribute to a total adult learning experience. This new state- of-the-art building also has wi-fi installed throughout to allow for video streaming exercises in Virtual Reality Incident Command training.

Attendees will receive 2 AIA HSW CEU's

Lunch, Presentation & School Tour

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Lunch Served at 1:00 pm
Presentation/Tour: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1105 Lee Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Lee Magnet High School
Old School gets New Life!
Presented by: GraceHebert Architects
Sponsored by: Womack Construction

Lee High School


The design team of GraceHebert Architects and associate architects DLR Group were tasked with creating a technology rich, flexible and adaptable school that supports project based learning. Therefore the design for Lee High School does not follow a traditional school layout. The school consists of flexible spaces that can be configured for a variety of uses. Visual connections in learning labs and specialized spaces give students a reason to become excited about learning.

The school is designed around three specialized academies and a Commons Building. The specialized academies include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Bio-medical and Digital Arts. Students and staff at Lee High School will be able to collaborate throughout the facility, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary and cross-curriculum instruction. The facility is designed to promote real-life experiences, allowing students to apply what they learn in a classroom in a specialized laboratory within their academy.

Attendees will receive 2 AIA HSW CEU's

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!!
Lunch Sponsor $500
Lunch Co-Sponsor $250
Annual Corporate Sponsor $500

Sponsors receive signage at all events, formal recognition during the events, and recognition in event communication pieces.

Please contact Abby LaCourse at 225.200.1646 or email:

Presentation & School Tour

Thursday, February 25, 2016
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1407 Highway 311, Schriever, LA 70395

Fletcher Technical Community College

Fletcher Technical

This month our program will consist of a presentation and tour of the new Main Campus Building on the campus of Fletcher Technical Community College. This project was a design-build effort for the LCTCS Facilities Corporation as a part of the Act 391 Program. Thompson Construction in Thibodaux, LA was the General Contractor and Duplantis Design Group, also in Thibodaux, was the Architect of Record.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!!
Lunch Sponsor $500
Lunch Co-Sponsor $250
Annual Corporate Sponsor $500

Please contact Abby LaCourse at 225.200.1646 or email:

Video Presentation & School Tour

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Chalmette High School
1100 East Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043

From Disaster to Recovery: The Story of the Reconstruction of Chalmette High School

Chalmette High School

Presentation: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
School Tour: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Event is AIA approved to offer 2 learning units to AIA Members

Lunch Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2015
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Progress Elementary School, 855 Progress Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Progress Elementary School in Baton Rouge, LA

Progress Elementary School

This month our program will consist of a presentation and tour of the new Progress Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school was designed by Remson Haley Herpin Architects to house 660 students and serve as a beacon of hope in a blighted neighborhood.

AIA approval for 2.5 HSW/LU.

Sponsored by:
PlaquemineGlass Works Oldcastle Building Envelope Economy Brick Sales

Presentation & Happy Hour

Thursday, May 21, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 pm
CORE Construction Services Office
3131 N. I-10 Service Road East, Suite 401, Metairie, LA 70002

3D / 4D / 5D Building Information Modeling
You are invited to join us for a short presentation and Q&A session on the ever-increasing capabilities of Building Information Modeling (BIM) soft ware, and its benefits to the design and construction of educational facilities for architects, engineers, facility planners and managers, as well as the end users. Th e soft ware allows designers and builders to identify mechanical and structural clash detections and accurately price value engineering decisions. BIM also allows a better evaluation of constructability and project scheduling, which is especially beneficial to ensure that a new or renovated school will open on time! We will also present the capabilities and benefits of 3-Dimensional Laser Scanning and its ability to create accurate as-builts for existing schools and historical buildings, including a live demonstration!

The event will be held at the office of CORE Construction Services in Metairie, followed by happy hour with cocktails & appetizers for all attendees from 5:00pm until 6:00pm.

We have limited space available, so the event is only open to the first 50 people who sign up.

Sponsored by:
CORE Construction

1st Annual Membership Appreciation Party

February 20, 2014
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Wine Loft
Perkins Rowe, 10111 Perkins Rd, Ste 140, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Sponsored by
Phoenix Architectural

Lunch Meeting

October 22, 2013
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Incorporating Green Features into the Design of New and Existing Schools
Downtown Development District
247 Florida St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Attendees will receive 1 hr AIA HSW CEU's
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November 1-4, 2018
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL