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Awards Night / Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
5:30 – 8:30 PM

OfficeScapes Northfield at 9900 51st Ave, Denver, CO 80238

2021 Awards Night / Holiday Party

Join us to celebrate a year of design and learning! The A4LE Rocky Mountain Awards will be announced during the event and you will be able to vote for the People’s Choice award.

Free to attend, please RSVP!
Sponsorships: $250

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Adolfson & Peterson Anser FCI Henderson
OS Schools Wave Engineering

2021 K-12 School Bond Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Adolfson and Peterson’s Office
797 Ventura Street, Aurora, CO 80011

Join us for Rocky Mountain’s Educational Event. This will be a school bond discussion including representatives from four districts around Colorado. Each district will give a brief overview of their bond projects and followed by a Q+A panel discussion. Come early or stay late for networking, food, and drink.

District Representation
  • East Grand School District
  • 27J Schools
  • Colorado Springs School District 11
  • Weld RE-4 School District
  • Panel moderated by RLH Engineering, Inc.

4:00 – 5:00 pm Networking
5:00 – 6:00 pm Panel
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking

Members: Free | Non-Members: $20

Thank You to Our Sponsor!
Adolfson Peterson Branch Pattern OfficeScapes RLH Engineering

Summer Happy Hour

July 15, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Number Thirty Eight
Number Thirty Eight
3560 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO 80216

FREE to attend, but you must register!

Join us for a fun afternoon of networking with other A4LE professionals. All current and prospective members are welcome! Come check us out and learn about all that A4LE has to offer for its members.

We are looking forward to a social and safe in-person mixer. This mixer will be summer/beach/Hawaiian themed and costumes are encouraged. Please find us on the lower patio of Number Thirty Eight in RiNo.

Become a sponsor!
With $250 your company will have:
  • Logo on e-blast
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Logo on printed drink tickets

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Adolfson Peterson OfficeScapes

In-Person Event

NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
7:30 – 9:30 am

A Morning Amble with A4LE
Jump start your day with an IN-PERSON A4LE morning event!

Join your fellow masked learning enthusiasts for a socially-distant 45 minute morning amble through City Park, followed by coffee, snacks, and product displays from industry partners. Strollers, kids, dogs, and adventurous cats are welcome!
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Registration is free for members and non-members. Please RSVP.
Industry Partner Table display (trunk option): $50
Join us as a sponsor! Choose the sponsorship option during registration – sponsorships are $250 each.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Adolfson Peterson Bentley Education Henderson ISEC
OfficeScapes V/S

School Tours

Friday, April 30, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Join the Rocky Mountain chapter of A4LE for in-person tours of two schools in Greeley-Evans Weld County District 6. During this event you will tour two schools: Greeley West High School and S. Christa McAuliffe S.T.E.M. Academy (a K8). You’ll be assigned a school to start at prior to the event and then groups will move to the second location. This is an active construction site (so there will be a lot of air circulation) and groups will be spread out to maintain social distancing. Tour groups are limited, so sign up fast! Attendees are required to provide their own PPE: hardhat, mask, vest, close-toed shoes.

S. Christa McAuliffe S.T.E.M. Academy
Originally constructed in 1988 as a K-5, was converted to a K8 in 2016. The 49,905 SF main building has a capacity of 356. Through the use of 16 temporary/portable classrooms, the facility currently supports 849 students and 45 staff. Due to the growth of student population, largely due to the popularity of the STEM curriculum, an addition of approx. 50,000 SF is providing additional classrooms and teacher workspaces, additional gym appropriately sized for MS, and expanded cafeteria to support a student population of 900.

Greeley West High School
Originally constructed in 1965 as an 800-student high school. The main building is 174,614 SF and is also supported by 19 temporary/portable classrooms. Current building capacity is 1,058 and has severely exceeded this capacity (2018 – 1,603 students, 120 staff). The Facility Needs Assessment conducted by District 6 identified GWHS for complete replacement, due to the condition of building and systems, inadequate learning spaces and inability to support current and future student/staff capacity. A new GWHS replacement facility, with capacity for 1,800 students, is under construction on the existing GWHS campus.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Adolfson Peterson Hord Coplan Macht ISEC
RLH Engineering Sampson Construction

Owner’s Rep Roundtable

March 24, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm MT

Five different owner’s rep firms will speak directly to attendees in small breakout rooms. The conversation will include information about project procurement, successful project implementation, tips & tricks, and good communication examples. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers. All registrants will hear from all five firms!

Jessica Killian Jessica Killian, NV5
Jeff Chamberlin Jeff Chamberlin, RLH Engineering
John Sattler John Sattler, DCS
Colleen Kaneda Colleen Kaneda, Dynamic Program Management
Kurt Connelly Kurt Connelly, Anser Advisory

Members / School Districts: FREE | Non-members: $25
Sponsors: $250

Registration ends March 23

Thank you to our Sponsors!
360 Engineering Adolfson & Peterson Bentley Education Branch Pattern
JHL Constructors OS Schools

Virtual Tour

Thursday, January 28, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm MT

Chinook Trail
Chinook Trail Middle School
Worth the wait! Join us for a virtual tour of the first new stand-alone middle school for Academy School District 20 in over 20 years and was the largest project in the 2016 bond. Through a community design workshop process, it was determined that the building should focus on project based learning, student wellness and connections to nature. The building was designed utilizing WELL Building criteria with an emphasis on healthy and positive spaces.

Members: FREE | Non-members: $20

Registration ends at 10 am Mountain time on January 28.

Chinook Trail Chinook Trail

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Bryan Construction RTA Architects

Virtual Design Awards Extravaganza!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
4:00 PM

2020 Virtual Awards

The Rocky Mountain chapter is hosting their annual holiday awards event, but this year it’s virtual, because...2020. Join us for fun group activities, live voting, trivia, and prize giveaways! Wear your favorite holiday attire (ugly sweaters encouraged)!

Link will be sent to all RSVPs on December 15.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Adolfson & Peterson Bentley Education Branch Pattern
OS Schools VS

Green Schools Summit

Green Schools Summit (USGBC Mountain Region)

November 17-18, 2020

The USGBC Mountain Region and the Center for Green Schools are excited to announce the 2020 Green Schools Virtual Summit. We invite you to join us and connect with your peers, learn about how others are responding during this difficult time, and be inspired to accelerate your sustainability goals. Over the course of 2 days we’ll have offerings for school sustainability professionals and non-profits and the general AEC industry. Day 1 will focus specifically on school sustainability staff and offer peer to peer learning. Day 2 will offer education for the wider AEC industry.

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Webinar #2

Thursday, September 10, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Colorado Time
Return to School
COVID-19 Series: Alterations at the Building Level for Safe Re-entry
Earlier this summer we heard from several districts about their overall return to school plan. Our next webinar will investigate what changes districts are making or planning on making at the building level to make schools safe for re-entry. This will include evaluating indoor environmental quality, HVAC systems, ventilation, furniture, and classroom layout. We’ll hear from experts at each district to elaborate more on how they are spending precious resources to make their schools as safe as possible for students and staff to return.

  • Bo Bacon, Aurora Public Schools
  • Wayne Blazek, Douglas County SD
  • Stacy Houser, Aguilar Schools

Free for members/non-members
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Community Partner:
USGBC Colorado
Bentley Education



Webinar #1

Thursday, July 9, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Mountain Time
Return to School
COVID-19 Series: Colorado School Districts Return To School Plan
The A4LE Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting a panel discussion composed of school district members who will speak to each district's re-entry plan for fall 2020. This first webinar will cover big picture planning developments like student drop off, classroom size, scheduling, and utilization of space. Panelists will discuss their own district’s plan and then we will have time for Q&A from the audience to learn more about re-entry. This is the first webinar in a three-part series. In August we will discuss how schools are planning to address indoor environmental quality, and in the fall we will hear an update on how things are going and what adjustments were needed.

  • Wayne Blazek, Douglas County SD
  • Stephanie Schroeder, Boulder Valley SD
  • Denille LePlatt, Colorado Department of Education
  • Amy Spatz, Aurora Public Schools

Free for members/non-members
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Chapter Event

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:00-6:00 pm
OfficeScapes Market Street Studio
1445 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Green Schools Call-to-Action Roundtable Discussion
This past Green Schools Summit discussed various call-to-actions we can all do to help make our learning environments better for the planet and the people they serve. Let’s get together to discuss the top five provocative topics that came out of the Summit. Each attendee will spend 15-20 minutes discussing each topic with a roundtable guide and group of attendees. The five topics are:
  • Electrifying schools
    – Miles Dake, BranchPattern
  • Cafeteria food sourcing
    – Shannon Solomon, Aurora Public Schools
  • EV & Battery storage
    – Ghita Carroll, Boulder Valley School District
  • Owner conversations: flipping the script to what they care about
    – Jeff Chamberlin, RLH Engineering
  • Zero waste
    – Annie Hall, USGBC

Appetizers and beverages will be available!

Members: Free
Non-members: $15
School District Employee Non-member: $5

Design Awards Presentation and Holiday Party

Rocky Mountain Wednesday, December 11, 2019
5:30 – 8:30 pm

At the offices of:
Hord Coplan Macht
1800 Wazee Street, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202

Free for Members and Guests

Please RSVP by December 9

Thank you to our Sponsors
Adolfson & Peterson Hord Coplan Macht Haselden Construction

Green Schools Summit

Green Schools Summit
November 7-8, 2019
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003

The 2019 Green Schools Summit, hosted by USGBC Colorado, was a great success. The sold-out Resiliency Workshop brought to light the importance of implementing design that fosters health and safety for teachers and students, as well as how design plays a major role in the cognitive function and overall success of students.

The main summit day brought together nearly 300 industry professionals, school district employees and parents for a full day of education and inspiration about greening our schools. Click here to read a full recap of the event and learn more about next years conference!

Green Schools Summit USGBC

A4LE is thrilled to support this year's Green Schools Summit, taking place on November 7th and 8th. The Green Schools Summit is the USGBC Mountain Region's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents to further advance healthy, safe and sustainable schools statewide. The annual education and networking event, hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized in partnership with volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative, provides a unique opportunity to discuss how we can create better learning environments for students.

Click here to learn more about the program and schedule.

USGBC is also excited to announce their keynote speakers:

Ralph DiNola Ralph DiNola, CEO New Buildings Institute
Ralph has dedicated his professional life to bringing sustainability, green building and energy efficiency innovation to scale. For more than 20 years he has served as a consultant to developers, governments and Fortune 500 companies seeking quantum advances in their building practices and projects. He has consulted on over 130 LEED® projects, including ten precedent-setting LEED Platinum certifications. Ralph has a bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University and a Master's Degree in Architecture from University of Oregon.
Hunter Lovins Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of National Capitalism Solutions
L. Hunter Lovins, is the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), a non-profit formed in 2002 in Longmont, CO. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has consulted on sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Within the United States, she has consulted for the Presidential Cabinet, Department of Defense, EPA, Department of Energy and numerous state and local agencies.

Membership Happy Hour

Friday, September 20, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Join us for a membership appreciation happy hour! One drink ticket per attendee is included in appreciation of our members and guests (additional drinks are available for purchase).

Mobile Academic Classroom
“Magic School Bus” Award: Mobile Academic Classroom
Bring a colleague who is not already an A4LE member (or part of a firm with membership), to enter the raffle. One free membership will be raffled off at the event for your guest to win! Bring your district managers, a colleague from a firm that isn’t involved with A4LE or your project partners – owner’s reps, general contractors, etc.

Our September membership event will feature the 2018 A4LE award winner Poudre Valley School District's Mobile Academic Classroom by RB+B ARCHITECTS.

This is a free event. Please RSVP.

Look for us on the patio!
Improper City Venue Improper City
Improper City
3201 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Thank you to our Sponsor!

Awards Training

Meeker Elementary School
Design Award Winner: Meeker Elementary School
August 28, 2019
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Haselden Corporate Office
6950 South Potomac Street
Centennial, CO 80112

Please join us for a presentation on the A4LE awards submittal process to learn about how to create a strong submittal. Former A4LE jurors will provide you with tips and tricks, as well as answer to any questions you may have about the application process. If you have been considering a first time submittal, or if you want to improve your results over previous years, this session is for you!

The Session is free but please RSVP. Light refreshments will be provided.

Click here for information about the Rocky Mountain Chapter Design Awards and past winners.

Chapter Tour

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for a tour and happy hour at:
The University of Colorado, Boulder
Center for Academic Success and Engagement
1725 Euclid Avenue, Boulder CO 80309

The University of Colorado Boulder is dedicated to creating a community of thinkers and doers who strive to make a lasting impact on humanity. CU Boulder’s new Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) aligns with this mission, serving as a gateway to the flagship campus by bringing together many key student support resources and showcasing the CU Boulder experience to prospective students.


While CASE is thoughtfully integrated into the fabric of historic campus, the new building also creates an icon that promotes the CU brand value: Be Boulder. As a hub of student services, CASE will foster interaction, inclusivity and collaboration. CASE will showcase the depth and breadth of the university’s academic and cultural character, and will aim to provide a continuum of student services from recruitment to graduation and beyond.

Tour to begin at 3:30 pm followed by a Happy Hour on the Terrace.

This is a FREE event, please RSVP.

Event Sponsors
GH Phipps Oz

School Tour

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
8:00 am – 11:00 am

St. Vrain
The Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools
33 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Please join us for a tour of The Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools.

RSVP is required to this FREE EVENT.
Tour is limited to 30 persons (Minimum 10 persons).

8:00 – 8:30 am Arrive and Check-in, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 – 9:00 am Project Background and School Concept
John Steckel, Innovation Center Director
Cathy Bellem, Principal, Anderson Mason Dale Architects
9:00 – 10:30 am Innovation Center Tour
10:30 – 11:00 am Tour Debrief

Breakfast provided by FCI Constructors and OfficeScapes
FCI Contractors OfficeScapes

Design Awards Presentation and Holiday Party

DLR Group Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:30 pm
Awards Ceremony at 6:30 pm

Hosted by DLR Group
1401 Lawrence Street, 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80202

Free for Members and Guests

Please R.S.V.P. by December 10

In the spirit of the holiday season we will be collecting supplies and materials for raft. Bring your donations on Dec. 12th and we’ll deliver them to raft.

raft = resource area for teaching
raft’s mission is to empower educators with affordable resources to build their students’ minds through hands-on learning.

“To learn 21st century skills — critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration — kids need to be actively engaged in solving meaningful problems. RAFT Colorado connects thousands of Colorado teachers with the inspiration and affordable resources students need to work, think, innovate and learn creatively.”

Click here to review raft’s material donation list.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Adolfson & Peterson DLR Group Haselden Construction

"Inspire" School Tour

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
4:00 pm
Park Street / Inspire Elementary
Denver Public Schools
5677 N. Galena St., Denver, CO 80238

Inspire ES    Inspire ES    Inspire ES

Tour and discussion with Eric Grebliunas of Humphrie Poli Architects, and Renee Verspoor of Denver Public Schools. Designed to inspire wonder in all of it’s occupants, this elementary school will act as the heart of the Stapleton community both during and after school hours. Humphries Poli Architects worked with the communities vision to create an environment children would be excited to experience and that can also accommodate community events.

Inspire Elementary

Register now… space is limited… tour is free.

Bond Fest 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
3:00 – 5:30 pm
9900 E. 51st., Denver, CO 80238

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Bond Fest    Bond Fest

It is another fall of bond and mill levy override elections in support of public school capital construction and improvements in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Chapter would like to invite you to an evening of conversation with local school district representatives about their hopes for success, the projects they hope to fund, and what it means for the design and construction industry as well as other districts around the state.

3:00 – 3:30 pm Networking
3:30 – 4:30 pm Moderated Panel Discussion
4:30 – 5:00 pm OPEN Q&A / Discussion with AUDIENCE
5:00 – 5:30 pm Networking / Adjourn

Timothy J. Reed, Executive Director Facilities and Construction at Jefferson County Schools
Wayne Blazek, Facilities Capital Planner at Douglas County School District
Andy Stine, Director of Capital Construction, Colorado Department of Education
Moderator: Cheryl Bicknell, Architect|Facility Planner, CTA Architects Engineers

$25 member / $40 non-member
$45 onsite non-member

CTA    Haselden Construction    OfficeScapes Schools    Tandus Centiva

Chapter Event – RECESS!

Thursday, March 15, 2018
3:00 – 7:00 PM
Public School 303, (PS 303)
1959 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Public School 303

Join us for a Membership Appreciation Happy Hour!
Enroll with us in an After School Special at PS 303, a school-themed venue with an environment to soothe the souls of those who focus on making schools great. The assignment is simply to enjoy a fun evening with friends, colleagues and classmates majoring in the subject of creating schools of choice. Come play with us! We need people like you on our team.

Download the invitation.

Easy access from Union Station or the 16th Street Mall Bus.

Sponsored by A4LE and Inline Management.

Design Awards & Holiday Party

December 7, 2017
5:30 pm

OZ Architecture
3003 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado

Holiday Party

Rocky Mountain Chapter cordially invites you to our Design Awards & Holiday Party.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Adolfson & Peterson OfficeScapes
OZ Architecture Haselden Construction

Chapter Film Screening – “Most Likely to Succeed”

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sie Film Center (next to Tattered Cover)
2510 E Colfax, Denver
5:30 Happy hour in the lobby with Cash Bar and Concession Stand
6:45 doors open, 7:00 Screening of film with discussion to follow

$10.00 for Members and their guests (Member needs to reserve their guests' spots)
$15.00 for Non-Members
Bring your students free of charge!
Free parking behind the theater

Join us for a fun and inspirational evening with friends and colleagues at a charming venue and experience a film that is turning our old views of school upside down. This movie has been shown at festivals across the globe including the very prestigious Sundance and Tribeca festivals. It has also been shown at the regional A4LE conference in Salt Lake City this year and the CEI conference at Snowmass last year. It is a fascinating exploration of how kids learn and how our schools may need to change to provide what kids need in our changing world environment. It is a close look at what happens at High Tech High, a school putting project based learning into full practice.

If you want to check out more, go to their web site at Be sure to watch the clip about their showing at Sundance to catch the enthusiasm generated by this wonderful group of people.

“Most Likely to Succeed” is a feature-length documentary that examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. To date, “Most Likely to Succeed” has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way.

From Director Greg Whiteley (Last Chance U, Mitt,) and Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith (author, Most Likely to Succeed)

Join Us for a Hard Hat Tour!


Come & Learn:
Energy-saving design strategies toward being Net Zero-ready
Innovative Learning Community design in alignment with the BVSD Strategic Plan
Flexible approaches to serving PK-8 students in a rapidly growing neighborhood
Partnering with Town of Erie in planning adjacent park layout and amenities

4pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Boulder Valley School District
New Meadowlark School (Erie PK-8 Campus)
2300 Meadow Sweet Lane (near the intersection of Meadow Sweet Lane and Flatiron Meadows Blvd.)
Erie, CO 80516

Free for you! ...but space is limited, so register today!
USGBC Colorado: email Dannie Miller at [email protected]
More tour-day details will be provided to registrants

School Tour

Thursday, April 20, 2017
from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Joe Shoemaker School
3333 S. Havana Street, Denver, CO 80231

Confirmed Available Panel Participants:
Christine Fleming, Principal
Donny Roush, Earth Force (now with City & County of Denver)
Susan Martini, DPS Planner (now with APS)
Matt Paull, GH Phipps
Cathy Bellem, AMD Architects
(other panelists potential to be added/replaced)

Before opening as the Joe Shoemaker School in August of 2015, four years of planning, design and construction took place for a school site known as Hampden Heights. The project was mired in heated public controversy over land use, bisected by a significant public storm system improvement, and designed in a vacuum -years away from the selection of the school administration who would live in the building and create a vision for the educational community.

Propelled by the rare advantage of a site on Cherry Creek, the project turned negative obstacles into driving opportunities; attracting municipal and non-profit partnerships as well as expeditionary experts to climb on board in realizing an exceptional expeditionary school. Named for Joe Shoemaker, founder of the Greenway Foundation and the Foundation for Colorado State Parks, the school exemplifies the legacy of a Colorado State Senator known as an educational advocate, devoted to protecting the city's waterways and natural environments.

Shovel Ready 6

March 8, 2017

 This is a rapid fire presentation where each speaker is allowed 6 slides with 6 minutes to give project highlights. "Shovel Ready 6" implies that this was a bond project where design was started at the risk of passing a bond to construct the building or addition. At the point the bond passed, the project could start. Speakers will offer thoughts for how the project was approached, how they worked with the district to make it happen, and how the process worked.

4:00 – 4:46 pm Schools Next Students
4:46 – 5:06 pm Networking
5:06 – 5:16 pm Announcements & Introductions
5:16 – 5:56 pm Presentations
5:56 – 6:36 pm Questions and Networking

Presentations by:
Aurora Public Schools, Mracek|Aurora Hills, Amy Spatz, Aurora Public Schools
Aurora Public Schools, Vista Peak, RTA
St. Vrain, Elementary School 27, Adele Willson, HCM
BVSD, Eldorado K-8, Ben Brabec, MOA
BVSD, Erie PreK-8, Brooke Schubert, Cuningham Group
Roaring Fork, PreK-8, Anne Weber, BWG

CHECK-IN: Members and guests must check in at arrival

PARKING: There will be COMPLIMENTARY valet parking

DATE: March 8, 2017
TIME: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Tandus Centiva Showroom, 1520 Market Street, Denver


THANK YOU to our Sponsor!

Bond...School Bonds!

January 25, 2017

Now that the election is over, come hear from a panel of school districts, architects and general contractors about how various districts will implement their programs, and what that means for the design and construction industries. Don't miss the latest intelligence from industry experts on what the next several years will bring.

WHO: Come and hear perspectives from three panel groups:

Academy 20, Henry Reitwiesner, Executive Director for Building Fund St. Vrain Valley School District
Todd Piccone, Director of Construction & Maintenance
Dick Huwa, RLH Engineering, representing Weld RE-4

Martha Bennett, FAIA, LEED AP
Brian Calhoun, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Alan Ford, FAIA

Don Schlacht, GH Phipps
Brad Schmahl, JHL Constructors
Tom Stone, Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Barb Von der Heydt, RMC President-Elect

WHEN: January 25, 2017
3:00 – 3:30 Networking
3:30 – 4:30 Moderated Panel Discussion
4:30 – 5:00 OPEN Q&A / Discussion with AUDIENCE

WHERE: Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning & Conference Center (PLCC), 15771 E. 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

FEE: $20 Member / $35 Non-Member / $40 Onsite Non-Member

Light Refreshments provided.

THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

Holiday Design Awards Event

December 7, 2016
5:30 – 8:00 pm
OZ Architecture, 3003 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Thank you to everyone who attended our Holiday Event.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Motion and Flexibility for the 21st Century Classroom

November 11, 2016
Location: OfficeScapes Denver Showroom
9900 E. 51st Avenue, Denver, CO 80238
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am | Breakfast Buffet at 8:00 am
Topics: Motion in the Classroom | Creating a Maker Culture

Maker Space Tours

November 3, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Sharing the 2016 Green Schools Summit theme of "Beyond the Walls", these "maker spaces" tours will show a variety of programs that strive to remove barriers to creativity and encourage design thinking for learners of all ages.

Tour Sites:
Roots Elementary School and Vickers Boys & Girls Club
Corkins Center at Graland Country Day School
Inworks at CU Denver

Opening Reception
Hosted by USGBC Colorado and Teknion
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Citron Workspaces Showroom, 3001 Brighton Blvd. #468, Denver, CO 80216

2016 Green Schools Summit

November 4, 2016
Time: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada , CO 80003

The Green Schools Summit is an annual education and networking event hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative.

It is Colorado's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents. The event provides a truly unique opportunity for open and productive dialogue on how to create better learning environments for our kids.

Summit Theme: "Beyond the Walls"
In addition to their positive environmental attributes, green schools support the health (physical, social, intellectual) of students, teachers, and staff by providing a healthy, safe, comfortable, and functional physical environment.

The Summit will explore how to think outside the box, or Beyond the Walls, through making connections beyond the classroom, beyond the school building, beyond the district, beyond physical and virtual borders, and beyond convention.

Meet the Rocky Mountain Board!

October 20, 2016
5:00 pm

A Focus on School Funding in Colorado

Join us for an outlook for school funding in Colorado, including updates on charter school funding strategies from the Donnell-Kay Foundation, and perspectives on bond issues from several school districts, such as Aurora, Denver, Littleton, Boulder, Thompson, and St. Vrain Valley, and more. The discussion will be moderated by Todd Snidow of George K. Baum & Co.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
3:30 Registration
4:00 Program

$10 Members / $20 Non-Members

Aurora School District
Professional Learning and Conference Center (PLCC), 15771 East 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80111

Light refreshments will be provided by the Event Sponsor, Contrax Furnishings.


Early Childhood Education Design Conference

April 29, 2016
Auraria Campus, Tivoli Turnhalle, Denver, CO

ECE Design Partners, in collaboration with the Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI), is excited to announce its 4th Annual Early Childhood Education Design Conference to be held April 29, 2016 in Denver, Colorado at the Auraria Campus, Tivoli Turnhalle. The 2016 Conference will continue its tradition of bringing together nationally recognized experts and thought leaders to highlight best practices and cutting edge research in designing, developing and managing high performance learning environments for early childhood education.

For more information, click here.

Altura Elementary Tour and Presentation

March 31, 2016

Registration: 3:30
Program: 4:00

Tour of Altura Elementary School
1650 Altura Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011
A Security Summary Presentation – An update of what has been learned and is being done regarding school Security Nationally and in Colorado.

Altura Elementary School was originally constructed in 1964 as a set of three free-standing ‘pods’ connected by open-air walkways. After 45 years of growth and changes in education, the campus was dispersed with mobile classroom units and freestanding additions. Aurora Public Schools sought to re-envision the campus with an aggressive renovation/addition project addressing site security, traffic flow, and the need for a building that would be a source of pride for students, faculty, and the community.

DCSD Innovation Summit

February 24, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Chapter will be participating in the Summit sharing information and resources on safety and security for learning environments.

Become a Member


ALEP / Certificate Programs


Comprehensive industry education: ALEP, Advanced Academy and Vibrant Learning Environments


LEsolutions Online Awards


Visit our showcase of past online entry submissions


LearningSCAPES 2021


January 6-8, 2022
Washington Hilton, Washington DC