Organisational Structure

 

A4LE LEA Learning Environments Australasia Association for Learning Environments A4LE Organisational Chart Learning Spaces IGS International Grammar School Bibliotheque Learning Spaces Chapter design country symposium learning spaces learning design The Mayfield Project Authentic Engagement Toolkit Mayfielders JEDI Justice Equality Diversity Inclusion A4LE LearningSCAPES Conference Site Tours Learning Environments Learning Environments Australasia LEA The Mayfield Project School Design School Architecture CPD Continuing Professional Development Annual Conference RDO Regional Day Out Master Planning Events Chapter Events Conferences 2024 Amplify Conference Regional Day Out LEAD Awards Learning Environments Australasia Design (LEAD) Awards Australian Architecture NZ Architecture Education Learning Spaces 2023 Awards 2024 Awards

 

 

Our History

Learning Environments Australasia (LEA), formerly the Australasian Region of the Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), is a dynamic community bringing together passionate educators, designers and planners to promote and advocate for better quality learning spaces and places. CEFPI began life in the United States in 1921 as the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction.

In 1999 a small group of Australians attended the CEFPI International Conference in Baltimore. Amongst this small delegation was John Mayfield, an enthusiastic and energetic believer in the idea of bringing together a learning community. Following this conference, John arranged to bring together a core group of dedicated professionals to work with the international CEFPI Board to form the first Australasian Chapter of CEFPI.

In September 2000, John invited a small group of CEFPI members to attend a LETA Conference in Adelaide, SA. Following this event, CEFPI formally moved the establishment of an Australasian Chapter. John Mayfield was recognised and received a special CEFPI International Award for this initiative, and continues to be recognised by The Mayfield Project, dedicated in his name.

As membership grew around the country, it became evident that a Regional structure was more appropriate for the membership to more readily gain access to CEFPI through their state groupings, thus, the Australasian Chapter became the Australasian Region in 2004.

This led to two significant developments (1) the ability to form Chapters in different States and other countries in our region, and (2) the creation of a seat on the International Board for a Regional representative. At both Regional and International level our members were a strong voice for the “globalisation” of CEFPI and were instrumental in changing the organisation from being North America – centric to having an international outlook.

After considerable discussion, and having grown to over 400 members, LEA became an autonomous affiliate of CEFPI International in 2010. This fundamental change for the organisation provided us with operational and financial independence and greatly increased our resources. LEA retain a seat on the international board, which is vital in maintaining links with the parent organisation.

In 2015 the global organisation CEFPI rebranded as the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE). The Australasian Region name was therefore changed from CEFPI Australasia Ltd to Association for Learning Environments Australasia Limited (LEA) at the commencement of 2016.

 

 

A4LE LEA Learning Environments Australasia Association for Learning Environments A4LE Organisational Chart Learning Spaces IGS International Grammar School Bibliotheque Learning Spaces Chapter design country symposium learning spaces learning design The Mayfield Project Authentic Engagement Toolkit Mayfielders JEDI Justice Equality Diversity Inclusion A4LE LearningSCAPES Conference Site Tours Learning Environments Learning Environments Australasia LEA The Mayfield Project School Design School Architecture CPD Continuing Professional Development Annual Conference RDO Regional Day Out Master Planning Events Chapter Events Conferences 2024 Amplify Conference Regional Day Out LEAD Awards Learning Environments Australasia Design (LEAD) Awards Australian Architecture NZ Architecture Education Learning Spaces 2023 Awards 2024 Awards