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

Thursday, June 24, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 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 Thursday, June 24, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 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 June 23rd in the afternoon.



2021 Awards of Excellence

So Cal Exhibition and Awards Party Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Location: 1800 East McFadden Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92673

Ceremony Schedule
5:00 PM Social Mixer and Gallery Viewing
6:00 PM Awards Ceremony
7:00 PM Social Mixer and Gallery Viewing

Food and libations provided.


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.

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
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