welcome to Association for Learning Environments

a bit about us

A membership organisation that believes by bringing together teachers, educators, design professionals, researchers and all those who value the importance of improving learning opportunities and life chances for young people, is the only way to develop effective, sustainable and stimulating future educational facilities.

Making a difference because we believe that by keeping the client and the learner at the heart of the design process through effective dialogue with collaborative enquiry, research and professional stakeholder debate we will create ‘great schools’.

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Google Keynote

Author: | 25th January 2017

Leading Learning, this was the focus topic in a session led by Terry White (Executive Director of UK learning) and Gary Spracklen (Innovation Director of UK Learning) recently at the Google HQ in London. Read more


Thursday 25th January 2018   A4LE forum in partnership with University of Westminste
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7th September 2017, London  Learning spaces – an international perspective. Australians
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October 25th-31st 2017:   LearningScapes and LeSolutions Market Conference, Atlanta.
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Members Opinion:


It is the  belief of A4LE-UK that our current economic climate demands that we must examine  carefully how best to deploy the levels of funding available ...




Learning Environments Australia is a partner of the ILETC project .This project explores how space enhances teaching practices by  collecting  a range of data from principals and

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Hot topics

Schools NEXT Winners Lead Us into the Future. Terry White.

“Who knows better than the students who spend most of their waking hours in schools as to what their learning environments should offer and how they should look?” states Barbara Worth, Strategic Director for Development at A4LE and  responsible for “Schools NEXT. Over the last three  years  I have had the privilege  of being on the Jury for the Schools NEXT competition  held each year at the A4LE International Conference. Challenged to plan and design sustainable and resilient learning spaces that... Read more

Reference Project:

West Thornton School

Making A Reality of Your Vision for Learning "We believe children can consistently surprise us…but only if we let them" [Karen Dugan, Deputy Head



The A4LE team were invaluable in helping us to ensure that our approach to learning and teaching and our organisational approach were central to the development of the final design for our new facilities.


Head Teacher

Wood Newton Primary School - A Learning Community

Why Become a member?

  • A4LE is part of a global community
  • Sharing of skills and expertise
  • CPD and training
  • The availability of LearnSpace: as a dedicated centre for R&D
  • Influential and informed membership
  • Global links and exchange of ideas
  • Policy and industry updates
  • A National conference once per year and access to International conferences and awards