Regan Shields Ives Achieves the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) Designation

The ALEP designation is a mark of achievement developed to reflect the skills, knowledge, and abilities of a highly qualified educational facility planner.

July 9, 2021
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Finegold Alexander is proud to announce Principal and K-12 Educational studio leader, Regan Shields Ives, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, has officially achieved her Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Commission on Educational Facility Planning.

As Principal and K-12 Educational studio leader at Finegold Alexander, Regan leads our work in the educational and cultural project sectors. In her professional career, Regan is dedicated to designing spaces for learning and education that are aspirational, sustainable, safe, and supportive. Her experience in K-12 education facilities ranges from Gibbs School, Leicester Middle School, Methuen High School, Hardy School, and Central Catholic High School’s Wellness and Innovation Center.

The Association for Learning Environments, creator of the ALEP credential, observes “An individual who has been certified by A4LE has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can appoint ALEPs with confidence that they have been examined for competence by our association.” A4LE’s mission is to lead innovation at the intersection of learning and place with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality.

Regan’s portfolio includes work on numerous K-12 Education facilities such as Hardy Elementary School (L) as well as Methuen High School (R).

A4LE established the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) and the corresponding Commission to distinguish professional excellence within the industry of educational environments. The rigorous 10-month certification program is guided by the core competencies of ALEP: Educational Visioning, Community Engagement, Educational Facility Pre-Design Planning, Design of Educational Facilities, Educational Facility Implementation/Project Management/Project Delivery, Assessment of the School Facility, and Ethics/Professionalism. You can find more information on A4LE’s ALEP program here.

We are thrilled to share Regan’s distinguished achievement! We look forward to the added value that Regan, as an ALEP, will bring to her current and future projects and clients. Bravo, Regan!