Partner Institutions

Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)

Cefpi where great schools begin Established in 1921, Council of Educational Facility Planners International is a worldwide professional 501 (c)(3) nonprofit association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn. CEFPI members, individuals, institutions and corporations are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining schools and colleges. CEFPI embraces a diverse community of more than 4,000 professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, sustainable and resilient 21st century learning environments. CEFPI members include architects, planners, engineers, K- 12 administrators, higher education professors, construction management firms, facility maintenance and operations professionals, consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, and state and provincial agency representatives.

Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC)

EFC Education Facilities ClearinghouseThe Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) provides a website of best practices and provides technical assistance and training to school divisions on a range of facility topics. The EFC is a program of the George Washington University and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

21st Century School Fund (21CSF)

21st Century School Fund Improving Urban Public School Facilities The 21st Century School Fund (21CSF) was founded in 1994 on the premise that communities are responsible for creating healthy, safe, and educationally appropriate learning environments. 21CSF conducts research, develops policy proposals, engages communities, develops technology tools and offers technical assistance to improve public school facilities, particularly for low income communities. 21CSF believes that every child should learn in an educationally appropriate, healthy and safe school that serves as a community anchor and is built and maintained in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner.

Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools: U.S. Green Building Council USGBCThe Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) works to ensure that every student has the opportunity to attend a green school within this generation. The Center provides the resources and support to elevate dialogue, accelerate policy, and institute innovation toward healthy, high-performing schools and campuses. The Center works directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. To learn more, explore the Center for Green Schools Report Cards

The Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S)  

Center for Cities + Schools University of California BerkeleyThe Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S) at the University of California, Berkeley harnesses the potential of urban planning to close the opportunity gap and improve education. CC+S’s research, policy reports and best practice tools are used across the country to support new approaches to school facility investment, school siting, transportation infrastructure, affordable housing, community engagement in planning, school reform, and more. Informed by the growing evidence that educational facilities contribute to student achievement and community quality, CC+S provides thoughtful, objective, and empirically-driven research and policy and practice recommendations to federal, state, and local leaders to ensure high quality learning environments for all children in schools that are sustainable centers of communities.

Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT)

Research Centre for Learning and Teching (CfLaT)CfLaT at Newcastle University aims to research learning and teaching in a range of contexts, particularly in schools and other formal educational settings, in order to develop understanding for those who want to improve the quality of education. The research centre has a reputation for reviews and empirical research specifically relating to the physical environment of learning as well as acknowledged expertise in a number of areas which have particular relevance to understanding and developing educational spaces.  These include the application and development of innovative pedagogies, curricular change, use of ICT and classroom interaction.

The Learning Space Design Project (LSDP)

Learning Space Design Project The Learning Space Design Project (LSDP) at the University of San Diego’s Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education (IEE) works with school districts, schools, program managers, and education design architects to develop intentionally designed physical spaces that structurally support these new kinds of personalized and technology-rich blended learning environments. Through research and evidence-based practice, the LSDP brings the needed resources to engage a new conversation about facilities design that is driven by the organization’s own core education principles and guided by its approach to the delivery of learning and teaching.  The LSDP draws on the expertise of researchers from the IEE Center for Education Policy and Law and professional learning specialists from the IEE Mobile Technology Learning Center.

The School Design and Planning Laboratory (SDPL)

Planning activities require a wide range of knowledge, skills, patience, and a genuine concern for people that use a facility.  The School Design and Planning Laboratory (SDPL), since 1997, has served as an International information source, encouraging the involvement of a broad community base in planning for educational facilities. One major success has been the involvement of University of Georgia graduate students in training and the practice of planning and designing facilities. The SDPL is closing its public support component in 2015 after 18 years of service.  The laboratory urges interested people to seek out the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse, CEFPI, and International Society for Educational Planning for school facilities services.

QTLE Network (Quality of Teaching and Learning Environments Network)

QTLE Network Inc.The QTLE Network (Quality of Teaching and Learning Environments Network) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cananda identifies, develops and provides reliable tools and techniques that assist education enterprises in setting the physical stage for high quality teaching and learning environments.

The Institute to Advance International Education (IAIE)

The Institute to Advance International Education (IAIE) develops and delivers English language programs for academic and career purposes. It delivers solutions to support English language teaching and around the globe.

IAIE is a full-service education agency:
·       Professional Development and Training
·       ​​​Literacy and English language learners
·       Teacher and Trainer Recruitment
·       Curriculum Design and Learning Spaces
·       Program Evaluation
We listen to our clients and find exactly the right solutions to meet their needs.