Regan Shields Ives of Finegold Alexander Architects Named President of Association for Learning Environments

Regan Shields Ives

BOSTON– Boston-based Finegold Alexander Architects announced that Regan Shields Ives, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, Principal and K-12 Educational studio leader at the firm, has been named President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

As President, Shields Ives will lead the A4LE New England chapter to promote membership, collaboration, and knowledge sharing opportunities for the professionals who inspire learning.

The Association for Learning Environments is a non-profit association with the sole purpose of improving the places where children learn. A4LE was first established in 1921 and continues to work towards a world in which place is a catalyst for inspired learning. As a Principal at the firm with over 20 years of experience, Shields Ives is passionate about educational design and creating spaces that are welcoming, safe, and inspiring for students, educators, and the community.

“This accomplishment is a testament to Regan’s passion for creating learning spaces where all students can thrive,” said Rebecca Berry, President and Director of Sustainability at Finegold Alexander Architects. “We applaud Regan on this significant accomplishment and look forward to the connections and collaboration that her time as leader of A4LE’s New England chapter will bring about.”

Shields Ives has been recognized for her outstanding work on Finegold Alexander’s educational projects, with a portfolio that includes work on numerous K-12 education facilities, such as Methuen High School, Gibbs School, Hardy School, Central Catholic High School’s Wellness and Innovation Center, and the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School.

She also recently received the distinguished Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation from the A4LE Commission on Educational Facility Planning. The 10-month ALEP 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.

“I am thrilled to start my term as President of A4LE’s New England Chapter and look forward to collaborating with my peers in advancing the quality of learning environments for students and educators,” said Regan Shields Ives.

The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is the only professional organization whose purpose is improving the places where children learn. A4LE embraces a diverse group of professionals 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.