Rocky Mountain Chapter

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

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

2022 Annual Regional Conference

Ed-Ventures into the Metaverse May 4-6, 2022
Ed-Ventures into the Metaverse: How Students will Design Schools of the Future
The LINQ Hotel + Experience
Las Vegas, NV
Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

Virtual Event: Get to Know SchoolsNEXT

May 11, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 pm Mountain

Spark Students’ Design/STEAM Thinking – Enter the Free A4LE SchoolsNEXT Competition Fall 2022

Attend this virtual event to learn all about the free A4LE SchoolsNEXT Competition for the 2022/23 school year. Hear lessons learned from past mentors and members of the Pacific Northwest Region Chapter. Special guest Robert Allen of the Pacific Northwest Region Chapter. Ask questions and brainstorm how to get your students designing their school of the future while learning about design, engineering, and construction.

Who should attend:
  • All teachers/school staff seeking new project-based learning activity to grow students’ math, art, design, collaboration, communication, sustainability, architecture, and construction knowledge.
  • All architects, engineers, contractors, and trade professionals interested in mentoring participating schools.

Members / Non-members: Free
Event Sponsor: $250


Link to join will be sent on the day of the event.

Presentation & Tour

June 8, 2022
7:30 – 10:00 am Mountain

Halcyon School
3100 Bucknell Ct, Boulder, CO 80305

Mental Health in Learning Environments + Tour of Halcyon School

Tour a unique school within the Boulder Valley School District and hear from brain health expert, Lisa Marini
Please join the Rocky Mountain Chapter for an exciting event with a focus on brain health and mental health programming within the learning environment. We will have a guest speaker talk about cognitive function, brain health, and provide tips & tricks for ways to keep our brains functioning properly. Then, the design team (Anderson Mason Dale) and ownership team (Boulder Valley School District) will provide a brief overview of the unique school program and how it shaped the project. Finally, the event will conclude with a tour of the new school.

7:30 – 8:00 am Check-in & Networking (breakfast and coffee will be provided)
8:00 – 8:45 am Welcome and Brain Health Presentation
8:45 – 9:00 am School Program Introduction and Overview
9:00 – 10:00 am School Tour

Speaker: Lisa Marini
I used to be a Superintendent for a Multifamily General Contractor – ya, quite stressful – and as a woman in that industry it caused me not only stress, it created a ton of physical and mental issues. I had memory loss, chronic migraines, hormonal issues and hair loss. But worse than the physical issues was my emotional misery. I felt I lost my purpose and zest for life.

I felt lost, depressed, ridden with anxiety. I was desperate to find a solution – but it felt hopeless.

Then the most amazing life altering thing happened … I was attending a conference with a neuroscientist and I learned that it was my brain that was in the way. It was stopping me, and making me behave in certain ways to protect me. I was floored!

It never occurred to me that my brain would paralyze me with fear, or make me be snippy or overwhelmed as a defense mechanism!

So I want to share with you all that I have learned so you too can live a life you love!!

I can help you manage your reactions and emotions, learn to manage stress, set goals the way the brain need to understand them, and to find and live your passion – all through the lens of how your brain works.

Members/School District Employees: Free | Non-members: $25
Event Sponsor: $250


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.
[email protected]
970.207.0058 ext: 310

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Upcoming Events

May 4-6, 2022
Southwest Regional Conference
Las Vegas, NV

May 11, 2022
Virtual Event: Get to Know SchoolsNEXT

June 8, 2022
Mental Health in Learning Environments + Tour of Halcyon School

2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to everyone who submitted projects for the Rocky Mountain Chapter 2021 Design Awards!

View all winners and entries »

Summit Design Award

Halcyon School
Halcyon School
Boulder, CO
Anderson Mason Dale Architects & Boulder Valley School District
Submittal »

Peak Design Award

Hayden School District
Hayden School District New PK-12 Campus
Hayden, CO
Cuningham & Hayden School District
Submittal »

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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Online Awards


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LearningSCAPES 2021


January 6-8, 2022
Washington Hilton, Washington DC