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

Cohort Information Session

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

A4LE’s Southern California Chapter is launching a cohort program in order to engage a broad range of 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 members and non-members by providing regular, timely content relevant to their needs.
  • Provide an additional, regular forum for our membership to engage and contribute in a meaningful way.
  • Offer an additional professional development opportunity.

Looking for a way to connect meaningfully with industry colleagues? Seeking avenues for professional development in the school facilities realm? Then A4LE’s Southern California Chapter Cohort Groups are for you!

Join us for a virtual information session on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am to learn more about the program, and how you can participate.

The 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

  • Re-Imagining and Re-Purposing: Folding Future Education into Existing Envelopes. Through hybrid learning options and economic fluctuation, we are faced with two challenges side-by-side: school enrollment unknowns and vacant buildings. Many of these buildings exist on school campuses, but the demise of the shopping mall and many other abandoned historical community strongholds has provided school districts an additional opportunity to build brand new learning environments…again. The goal is to juxtapose innovative educational environments with existing spaces to formulate beneficial solutions by solving two issues with one "stone.”
    ~ Cohort Group Leader: Khary Knowles, DLR Group

  • 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

This event will be conducted virtually. The link to join will be sent out on August 10th in the afternoon.


Active Construction Site Tour

Thursday, September 23, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Los Alamitos High School
Los Alamitos High School
Los Alamitos High School

Los Alamitos High School

3591 W Cerritos Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Join the Southern California Chapter as we tour a 3 story 83,000 sq. ft. STEM building at Los Alamitos High School. This site includes science classrooms, chemistry labs, prep rooms, classrooms, and computer and robotic labs. This project is being constructed utilizing the Lease-Lease Back project delivery. Hear from the contractor, architect and owner on how early collaboration has paved the way for a successful project.

Refreshments will be provided during the tour; Happy Hour to follow at nearby location.

Site Tour: $40.00


Westgroup Designs Innovation Sponsor
ConAm Building Co.
Erickson Hall

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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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