Rocky Mountain Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Colorado and Wyoming.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

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

In-Person Event

Tuesday, May 18, 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. Join us as a sponsor! Choose the sponsorship option during registration – sponsorships are $50 each.


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

A CALL to Service!

We Need YOU;
Please Volunteer to Serve on Our Chapter Committees

  • Sponsorship – Recruit and retain annual sponsors and/or specific event sponsors.
  • Membership – Recruit and retain members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Programs – Coordinate events, work with Sponsorship and Communications. Events may include tours, seminars/panels, keynote speakers, membership appreciation, happy hours and the annual Design Awards and Holiday Party.
  • Awards – Provide training on awards submittals (our current Awards committee can provide training to you first!). Collect award submittals, put together a panel of judges, assist with award production and planning Design Awards and Holiday Party.
  • Communications – Compose and oversee social media posts/activity, compile newsletter (monthly-quarterly depending on chapter activity), work with A4LE staff on e-blasts and chapter communication.
  • SchoolsNEXT Committee – Coordinate with A4LE staff to recruit teams, implement curriculum and jury final projects.

Volunteer Today!

This Call for Volunteers will close March 27, 2020.

Energy Savings for Schools Program

Energy Resources for Rural Schools
Ideas. Support. Savings.
FREE On-site energy and water audits from a team of experts
FREE Evaluation of renewable energy opportunities
FREE Technical support and energy coaching
FREE Implementation support and help identifying existing funding and financing options to get projects completed
FREE Recognition for your school's efforts and opportunities to engage students

Why your school should participate in the Program:
  • Reap tangible energy, water, and cost savings
  • Easy and seamless with minimal school staff requirements
  • Benefit from one-stop-shop services customized for rural schools to get projects implemented
  • Build your energy management knowledge by connecting and exchanging ideas with peer schools
  • Improve your school's learning environment with better lighting, heating, and cooling
  • Be recognized for your efforts and share your story with your community and beyond

Click here for FAQs about the program.

Learn more today! Getting started is easy. To learn more contact the program manager, Susan Blythe.
970.207.0058 ext: 310

Support Our Chapter!

Support the LOCAL Rocky Mountain Chapter through sponsorship.

Become a Sponsor!

2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to everyone who submitted projects for the Rocky Mountain Chapter 2020 Design Awards!

View all winners and entries »

Summit Design Award

Lake City Community School
Lake City Community School
Hinsdale County, CO
RTA & Hinsdale County School District RE-1
Submittal »

Peak Design Award

Early Childhood Maddox
Early Childhood at Maddox
Englewood, CO
RB+B Architects & Englewood School District
Submittal »

Upcoming Events

April 30, 2021
School Tours

May 18, 2021
In-Person Event: Morning Amble

May 2-7, 2022
Southwest Regional Conference
Las Vegas, NV

Chapter Newsletter

June 2020

Rocky Mountain Chapter President's Award

The Chapter has renamed the President's Award after the late Bob Matschulat. Bob was an esteemed member of the Association and the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

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