Southern California Chapter

The chapter includes the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

So Cal Spring Event

Chapter Event – Two Parts

PART ONE: April 20, 2021
3:30 – 5:00 pm

PART TWO: May 4, 2021

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Northern California / Nevada and Southern California Chapters present:

A Virtual Wake-Up Call

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Members: FREE | Non-members: $20
Sponsorship: $250


COVID-19 has magnified the inequities in our schools and challenged us to fit the square peg of traditional teaching modes into the round hole of remote learning, hybrid classrooms, and social distancing.

Come interact and share with innovative education leaders in California and across the U.S. who are stepping up to the challenge: to identify and use positive lessons of 2020-21 that cast a new light on the question: “just what are our schools good for, anyway?”

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how schools serving a variety of age and socio-economic groups have positioned themselves to thrive in spite of the Pandemic
  2. Build your own toolkit of strategies through Interaction with peers to explore the future form of the resilient educational environment
  3. See how a building a community and personalizing the learning experience through virtual and in-person techniques will enhance learning beyond the status quo
  4. Explore how school design may change to accommodate the new learning experience

  • John Miller, Teacher, King City Public Schools
  • Dr. Joanne Culverhouse, Superintendent, La Habra City SD
  • Michelle Barlow, Facilities Director, Claremont McKenna College
  • Dr. Gordon Amerson, Superintendent, Duarte Unified SD
  • Dr. Lee Heffernan, Literacy Teacher, MCCSC
  • David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley USD
  • Bruce Duncan, Director of Innovation, Burlingame SD
  • Jessica Morgan, Executive Director, Bullis Charter
  • Chris McNutt, Educator, Global Impact STEM Academy
  • Janet Kliegl, Educational Planner, CFW

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Baker-Nowicki Erickson Hall Little NAC

2021 Award of Excellence Program: Call for Entries!

So Cal Exhibition and Awards Party As an industry-leader of innovative educational facilities planning, A4LE invites you to participate in the 4th annual Southern California Award of Excellence Program. It is a great opportunity to share your best planning experience or design of educational facilities with the rest of the community.

All projects will be reviewed by a select Jury representing all sides of school planning, design and construction and evaluated within five categories: new construction, renovation, conceptual, master plan and tight budget transformation projects.

For complete details and to register online, click here.

Deadline: May 7, 2021

2020 Award Winners


Rio del Sol Academy

Honor Award

Rio Del Sol K-8 Academy
Rio School District
Oxnard, CA
Architecture 4 Education
Wonderful College Prep Academy

Merit Award

Wonderful College Prep Academy
Delano, CA
NAC Architecture


Golden West College Math & Science Building

Honor Award

Golden West College Math & Science Building
Huntington Beach, CA
HMC Architects
Mt. San Jacinto College Math & Science Building

Merit Award

Mt. San Jacinto College Math & Science Building Conceptual Design
Menifee Valley Campus
DLR Group

Click here to view all entries.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!!

Southern California Chapter offers a menu of annual and event sponsorship opportunities suited to our industry partner’s variety of budgets. These offerings are designed to deliver your brand message to the most influential chapter decision makers in the school facility industry. All sponsors are prominently recognized as leading supporters and advocates on the A4LE website and during A4LE chapter events.

Click here to view the full sponsorship benefits for each opportunity.


Innovation Sponsor $2,500
Education Sponsor $1,000
Engineering Sponsor $750
Association Sponsor $500
Individual Program Sponsor $250
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


October 14-18, 2021
Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO