Oregon / SW Washington Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Oregon and the area of Southwest Washington.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

Virtual Event

April 13, 2021
3:30 – 6:00 pm Pacific

Greening of Schoolyards – Engaging Outdoor Learning Spaces

Hough ES
Rethink school campuses to use the entire campus setting to engage students, staff and neighborhoods with dynamic spaces & features to increase play, learning and wellness opportunities. These landscape architects will share examples of local and regional projects that transform traditional school campuses into vibrant spaces that can be used to support a wide range of curricula goals, including social-emotional learning, as well as creating exciting neighborhood spaces to be used after school hours. We will discuss planning opportunities, program goals, project benefits and design considerations for successful projects that are sustainable for years to come.

  • Jane Tesner Kleiner, RLA, nature+play designs, Owner & Principal
  • Ben Johnson, PLA, Greenworks, Senior Landscape Architect
  • Michelle Mathis, PLA, Learning Landscape, Owner

Members: FREE | Non-members: $20


Registration closes at 9 am April 13th. Airmeet link will be sent shortly after registration closes.

Mentors Needed

Would you like to share your knowledge of architecture, engineering, and construction with middle school students and helps shape their understanding of what our built environment in the future could be like? The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter is looking for volunteers to be mentors for middle school students in the Metro area as they participate in the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition, which challenges student teams to design their “school of the future”. Mentors will work directly with students and their teachers, and can volunteer for as much time as they are able. Planning, design, construction and operations knowledge in all fields and skills are welcome. The competition starts in Fall and concludes with the Chapter competition in March. This is a great opportunity to educate our sustainability leaders of the future! Contact Robert Allen for more information.

Upcoming Events

May 12, 2021
Beaverton Public Schools Tour
Five Oaks Middle School

May 26, 2021
Portland Public Schools Tour
Kellogg Middle School

June 8, 2021
Vancouver Public School Tour
Truman Elementary School

July 14, 2021
Seaside School District Tour
Seaside Middle School & Seaside High School

August 4, 2021
Bend School District Tour
Bend Sr. High School

April 29 – May 2, 2022
Pacific Northwest Regional Conference
Portland, OR

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2021 Chapter Scholarship

The Oregon / SW Washington Chapter Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program designed for graduating students who seek financial support for their pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities in similar fields represented by members of the Association.

The amount of this Scholarship will be $2,000.

Click here for more information and to download the Application form.

Deadline: March 31, 2021

2020 Scholarship Winners

Both of the recipients for the 2019-2020 Oregon/SW Washington Chapter scholarship graduated from Camas High School. Congratulations to Sarah and Thomas!
Sarah Chelsey Sarah Chelsey
Camas High School
Samueli School of Engineering
Sarah Chelsey is attending UCLA where she is entering in the Samueli School of Engineering. Sarah says, “this scholarship is an endorsement of my academic endeavors and degree pursuit. I hope to honor this endorsement by contributing meaningful research to the biomedical community.”
Thomas Hull Thomas Hull
Camas High School
Montana State University
Thomas Hull is attending Montana State University. “It is truly an honor to receive the A4LE OR/SW WA Chapter Scholarship this year. I am currently studying conservation biology and ecology at Montana State University, and I hope to one day become a field biologist. 2020 has been a complicated year to say the least, which has not made the transition to college easy. However, thanks to this award, I can invest more time into my schoolwork and clubs and less time into worrying about how I will pay for my education. Thus, this scholarship will go a long way in helping me accomplish my education and career goals, so thank you to everyone at A4LE!”

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