03 November 2015

Philip Idle Named Association for Learning Environments' Director of the Year


WASHINGTON, DC (October 26, 2015) Philip Idle, a director of Edgar Idle Wade (EIW) Architects and Australasia Director on the Association for Learning Environments’ Board of Directors, was honored as the organization’s Director of the Year at the LearningSCAPES 2015 Conference in San Diego. The Board of Directors unveiled the organization’s new name and brand at the recent conference.

Selected by his peers as the 2015 outstanding board member, Philip Idle played a key role in the organization’s rebranding efforts. “Philip Idle was recognized for his work in leading a huge team of people who have engaged in analysis and discussion about our organization and what people respond to,” said Chair Dan Mader. “We’ve looked at how we related to our members and what’s important to them. These conversations framed our rebranding effort.”

With expertise in the design and planning of educational facilities, Philip Idle’s work encompasses both the private and government sectors in Western Australia and has been recognized internationally. Philip’s experience on educational projects the consultation phases of the projects and the facilitation of the master planning processes.

The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. A4LE embraces a collaborative network of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable 21st Century learning places that inspire transformation in education, enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit www.a4le.org .

Barbara C. Worth
Director of Strategic & Private Development