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

Chapter Cohort Groups

Goals & Objectives

Our chapter’s newly developed cohort program was created as a means to engage a broad range of A4LE members and non-members alike. These cohort groups are subject-matter focused and will provide a monthly forum for discussions, presentations, and exchange of ideas in an intimate, small-group setting. The goals for this program include:
  • Bring value to our audience (both members and non-members) by providing regular, timely content relevant to their needs.
  • Provide an additional, regular forum for the chapter’s audience to engage and contribute in a meaningful way.
  • Offer our school district/public members an additional professional development opportunity.

Cohort Group Structure

  • Cohort groups will be led by an A4LE member.
  • The cohort group leaders will facilitate the meetings, and work with their respective cohort group members to identify content for each meeting.
  • Cohort groups will meet monthly (virtually) at a pre-determined standing day and time.
  • In its inaugural year, cohort groups are open to both members AND non-members alike at no cost!

Inaugural Cohort Groups include:

Designing for Mental & Emotional Health. This group will explore improving student wellness through design, and how a healthy environment can assist in educators’ goal of educating the whole person, and more.


  • Cohort Group Leader: Tonya Giebel, Corgan
  • Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12 – 1 PM.
  • 2022 meetings are scheduled for 1/11/22; 2/8/22; 3/8/22; 4/12/22; 5/10/22; 6/4/22; 7/12/22; 8/9/22; 9/13/22; 10/11/22; 11/8/22; and 12/13/22.

Sustainability (Re)defined for Healthy Campuses. Learn more about creating and maintaining healthy spaces and the effect on occupants (students, teachers, admin staff), and making sense of sustainable products, processes and the impacts on human health and the school environment.


  • Cohort Group Leader: Sue Ewing, Patcraft
  • Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11 – 12 PM.
  • 2022 meetings are scheduled for 1/19/22; 2/16/22; 3/16/22; 4/20/22; 5/18/22; 6/15/22; 7/20/22; 8/17/22; 9/21/22; 10/19/22; 11/16/22; and 12/21/22.

2022 Annual Regional Conference

Ed-Ventures into the Metaverse May 2-7, 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.

2021 Award Winners

Boys Republic Culinary Center

Honor Award

Boys Republic Max Scott Culinary Arts Center
Chino Hills, CA
Architecture 4 Education
Roosevelt HS

Honor Award

EStem at Roosevelt High School
Eastvale, CA
LPA Architects
Cal Poly State University

Merit Award

Cal Poly Student Housing and Dining Commons
Pomona Valley, CA
HMC Architects
Palomar College

Merit Award

Learning Resource Center Palomar College
San Marcos, CA
LPA Architects
Portola HS

Merit Award

Portola High School
Irvine Unified School District
Irvine, CA
HMC Architects

Click here to view all entries.

Thank you to our Annual Chapter Sponsors


ConAm Building Co.

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
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LearningSCAPES 2021


January 6-8, 2022
Washington Hilton, Washington DC