Washington Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Washington.

Regional Manager: Rachael Maldonado

2023 Polished Apple Award Winner

CHES Clyde Hill Elementary School
Bellevue School District
Clyde Hill, WA
Integrus Architecture
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Tour & Dinner Meeting

September 26, 2023
Tour: 4:30 – 5:30 pm PT
Dinner/Presentation: 6:00 – 8:00 pm PT

Clyde Hill Elementary School

Clyde Hill ES

4:30 – 5:30 pm Tour
Clyde Hill Elementary School
9601 NE 24th Street, Clyde Hill 98004
6:00 – 8:00 pm    Dinner / Presentation
Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Members (Early) $50.00
Non-Members (Early)   $60.00
School Districts / Public Agencies    $30.00
Members (Late) $60.00
Non-Members (Late) $70.00
School Districts / Public Agencies (Late)    $30.00

Early bird cutoff date is September 19. Please register so we can get an accurate head count.


We greatly appreciate your attendance and active participation in our chapter events.

AIA Tour

September 28, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT

Carla Olman Peperzak Middle School

2620 East 63rd Avenue, Spokane, WA 99223

Carla Olman Peperzak Middle School

The new Carla Peperzak Middle School is the last of the six middle schools funded by the 2018 bond and built for Spokane Public Schools. The unique site location at the edge of the Palouse challenged the design team to maximize opportunities for daylight and directed views from the learning spaces. The building massing and materials respond to the context of the surrounding farmlands with simple agrarian forms, wheat colored brick and zinc metal panel. The two-story brick massing of the classroom wings provide shelter for learning and sensory courtyards. A guiding goal of the project was to foster a sense of community giving students opportunity for expression and ownership of spaces. This goal was a main driver in the organization of the diagram with learning neighborhoods connecting to a central shared commons, giving students and teachers a variety of spaces that are easily tailored to their teaching and learning preferences. ~ Integrus Architecture

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the key concepts of school design and functionality for effective student/teacher learning and social interactions.
  • Discover the advantages of energy-efficient design strategies and their impact on construction and the staff/student occupants of modern educational facilities.
  • Understand the impact of specified materials used for construction and their impact on the learning environment.
  • Learn the significance impact of a community school to the students, staff and public health and wellbeing.

In-person – free to attend.


Thank you to our 2023-2024 Sponsors


BCE CPL Cornerstone Forma Construction
Hargis Engineers Integrus PCS Skanska


Jacobson Engineers

Magna Cum Laude

Bassetti DLR Group Dykeman Hutteball Oremus
Mahlum McGranahan NAC

Dean's List

AHBL Beresford Company Hainline Hurley Engineering
LPD Lydig Metrix SMA
SSA Acoustics TCF Architecture Vanir

Honor Roll

Studio Meng Starzzara


A3 Acoustics

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The Washington Chapter is looking for committee members to help shape the future of the chapter. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on a committee, please contact Chapter President Kyle McLeod

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Upcoming Events

September 26, 2023
Tour & Dinner Meeting

September 28, 2023
AIA Tour: Carla Olman Peperzak Middle School

TAC Representatives Approved by the Board!

The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Washington Chapter is recognized as a valuable stakeholder and partner to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and has been invited to have representatives sit on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).  A4LE has had representatives from both Western and Eastern Washington on TAC for several decades and we have identified two new representatives from our Chapter to be our representatives for this committee. TAC meets quarterly with meetings typically occurring in Fife.  

The primary function of the TAC is to provide technical assistance and advice to OSPI, which includes the following responsibilities:
  • Promote cost effective planning, design, and construction of public schools in order to achieve reduced maintenance and operation costs.
  • Provide expertise and advice on technical matters related to the construction, modification, and maintenance of school facilities throughout the state.
  • Facilitate communication between OSPI and professional organizations on technical issues.
  • Represent field conditions and school districts.
  • Recommend changes to enhance and improve service to school districts.

Find out more about TAC.

Please welcome Gregory Forsyth from Spokane Public Schools to represent Eastern Washington, and Noah Greenberg, AIA from Seattle Public Schools, representing Western Washington.

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LearningSCAPES 2023 Conference


October 12-15, 2023
Chicago, IL