Washington Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Washington.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

School Tour & Dinner

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Park Place Middle School
Monroe School District
1408 West Main Street, Monroe, WA 98272

Park Place Middle School DINNER PROGRAM:
Breaking the bonds of portables: durable alternatives offer transformative learning environments

Joe Mayo, Mahlum Architects

Park Place Middle School

In 2010, Monroe School District staff, Park Place Middle School staff, design consultants and Integrus Architecture worked together on a successful bond campaign to transform Park Place Middle School.

After evaluating the existing facility and working closely with members of a Design Steering Committee, a master plan was developed and it was determined that a significant portion of the existing school be re-built on the existing site. Significant challenges that the master plan addresses include developing a design to accommodate phased construction while the building remains in operation, simplifying bus and auto traffic patterns on the site, redeveloping fields, and supporting both existing and anticipated future programs.

The new, two-story school facility is approximately 123,000 SF and sized to serve 850 middle school students in grades 6 through 8 from the local community. In the academic wing, clusters of learning spaces are comprised of three general classrooms, one science lab, one group room, a shared learning area, and service facilities such as restrooms and storage. Art is grouped with CTE, digital studio, and food science as closely-related creative disciplines. These active learning environments have higher ceiling heights and are adjacent to outdoor work areas. Together, these learning environments anchor the south side of the academic wing of the new school. West of the academic wing, the band, drama, and choir rooms are located between the Gymnasium and Commons, so that musical and dramatic performances will be integral community gathering places.

Site improvements include refurbished sports fields with synthetic turf soccer field and all-weather track, new vehicular circulation and parking areas approximately equaling existing parking counts, new planting and gathering areas with the goal of providing clear pedestrian and vehicular circulation, and improved overall campus safety with new driveways and landscaping.

Project Team:
  • Architect: Integrus Architecture
  • Landscape Architect: Weisman Design Group
  • Civil Engineer: Harmsen & Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Integrus Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineer: Greenbusch Group
  • Electrical Engineer: Coffman Engineers
  • Contractor: Cornerstone General Contractors

Tour: 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Park Place Middle School

Networking and Cocktails: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Willows Lodge
14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Program: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Members (Early) $50.00
Non-Members (Early)   $60.00
Members (Late) $70.00
Non-Members (Late) $80.00
School Districts $30.00

Please register so we can get an accurate head count.


Early cutoff is 5:00 pm, February 22nd

School District Employees
School District employees' first dinner is free! Spread the word and introduce a new School District employee to A4LE, encourage them to sign up online for a free first dinner.

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

Service Day at Madison Elementary School

Saturday April 20, 2019
9 AM – 4 PM

  • A4LE is joining together to give back to our community. Madison Elementary School in Everett was selected as our Day of Service Project on Saturday, April 20th from 9am-4pm.
  • Madison Elementary is in need of a refresh to bolster student pride in their school. The 2019 A4LE Service Day will focus on the playground, main entry, and other site improvements along with some interior lobby work.
  • Volunteers will work together doing tasks such as weeding, mulching, laying pavers, painting, and play equipment assembly.
  • Please join us in giving back to the students and community of Madison by donating funds, products or volunteering your time on April 20th! Volunteer all day, morning, or afternoon.

Click here to download the Sponsorship Opportunities form.

2019 Washington Chapter Conference

Building Bridges of Success   May 8-10, 2019
Building Bridges of Success: For Learners, Educators, and Facilitators
Hilton Vancouver Washington
Vancouver, WA

Click here for more information

Call for Presenters

The Washington Chapter, is excited to announce that our call for presentations is now open for our Spring Conference, set for May 8-10, 2019 in Vancouver WA.

The conference theme is Building Bridges of Success: For Learners, Educators, and Facilitators. Every student’s pathway to success is different, and how they get there varies greatly. The 2019 A4LE WA Chapter Conference will explore different methodologies for improving student engagement and learning, and how our learning environments can better support this goal. We will take a few days in Vancouver to remind ourselves that the goal of every school is student learning, and we each have a role in working together for all students. We encourage A4LE members, as well as interested firms and districts/divisions, to submit your proposals for a presentation.

Sessions will be 60 minutes in length. Please note the sessions are to be educational in nature. Sales, product, or marketing presentations will not be accepted. Except for students, teachers, and district administrators, all speakers must register for the conference and pay the regular conference fee. No compensation will be provided for expenses, travel, or lodging.

We hope that you consider joining us and we look forward to reviewing your proposal. The intended audience includes school district superintendents, educators, facility and operations managers, planners, designers, suppliers and builders whose collective mission is to improve the environments where children learn.

Click here to view the submission requirements.

Submit your proposal!

Submissions Due: March 8, 2019

2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

The Sky Is the Limit May 29-31, 2019
The Sky Is the Limit: Growing Healthy Learning Environments
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Click here for more information

Call for Presentations

Individual growth doesn't happen at a singular level. Taking a holistic approach to learning, we will examine and consider the elements that both encourage and engage or limit a student's potential.

Thoughtfully designed environments pay heed to not only the intellectual needs of a student, but also their social, cultural, and physical well-being, allowing the kind of foundational growth that will carry them successfully into a lifelong pursuit of learning – where the "Sky is the Limit". The Pacific Northwest Region is excited to announce that our call for presentations is now open for our Regional Conference, set for May 29-31, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Saskatoon, SK.

We encourage association members, as well, as interested firms and districts/divisions to submit your proposals for a presentation.

Submit your proposal!

Submissions Due: February 28, 2019

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Sponsors


AHBL BCE Coughlin Porter DLR Group
Hargis Hutteball Oremus McGranahan NAC


integrus mahlum Mohawk Group

Magna Cum Laude

bassetti BLRB BNBuilders DeaMor
LPD TCF Architecture SMS WCG
OAC EDU Beresford

Dean's List

BCRA Dykeman Greenbusch Group Keithly Barber

Honor Roll

A3 Acoustics AESI DIRTT ehsi
Great Floors McKinistry Orange Thread patcraft
Robinson Co. Sazan Turner



2019 Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship

The $3,000 Award is a competitive merit-based scholarship program designed to provide financial support for Washington State high school students planning to obtain a post-secondary education.

Click here for more information and to download the Application.

Deadline: April 19, 2019

2018 Award Winners

Polished Apple Award Winner:
Arlington Elementary School, Tacoma, WA
Mahlum Architects

Arlington ES

Merit Award Winner:
Environmental Learning Center, Tacoma, WA
McGranahan Architects

Environmental Learning Center

Merle Kirkley Scholarship Winners:

Kirsten Buehler
Monroe, WA
Tanner Abbott
Davenport, WA
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