Blazing Trails
2014 CEFPI Annual Conference and Exposition
October 3-6, 2014
Blazing Trails: A Journey of Learning
Portland, Oregon

Thank you to our Annual Corporate Sponsors!

Shaw Contract Group


What's New

Upcoming Programs & Events
9/23/14 New York Chapter Event
9/25/14 Washington Chapter Tour & Dinner Meeting
9/26/14 Alberta Chapter Fall Symposium
9/27/14 Green Apple Day of Service
10/3/14 CEFPI Annual Conference and Exposition
10/4/14 CEFPI Thought Leader Forum, Live WebEx Event in Portland
10/8/14 Central Texas Chapter Lunch Meeting
10/16/14 CEFPI Webinar: Can Children's School Sites Make Them Fat? Challenges and Opportunities of Schools Siting
10/17/14 North Carolina Chapter Fall Event
10/20/14 Alaska Chapter 2014 Transformations Grant Submission Deadline
10/22/14 North Texas Chapter Annual Golf Tournament
10/22/14 Arizona Chapter School Safety and Security Summit
10/23/14 Georgia Chapter Meeting
10/24/14 Virginia Chapter Mid-Year Conference
11/5/14 CEFPI Webinar: The Case for Commissioning, Quality Assurance in Construction
11/10/14 Gulf Coast Chapter Golf Tournament
11/12/14 Kentucky Chapter Conference
11/14/14 Central Texas Chapter Conference
11/20/14 CEFPI Webinar: Imagining Future University Learning Spaces
11/21/14 Gulf Coast Chapter Sporting Clay Tournament
  Event Calendar


  CEFPI Thought Leader Forum
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Live in Portland, 11:00 am
Join via WebEx

School Districts/Public Authority Entities – NEW CEFPI Membership Structure/Rates
This is a special promotional opportunity and will end February 28, 2015 (North America only)
First Time Members...
review new structure and Join
Returning Members... Renew
(changes to member category/ level please contact CEFPI for assistance)

Online MacConnell Award Exhibit
All 2014 James D. MacConnell Submissions are available for viewing. See some of the best school facilities in the world and learn about their planning process!

Online Exhibition of School Planning & Architecture
All 2013 Exhibition of School Planning & Architecture Submissions are available for viewing. See some of the best school facilities in the world and learn about their planning process!

USDOE Education Facilities Clearinghouse

Green Education Foundation

2013 Annual Report

Current News

CEFPI Announces 2014 James D. MacConnell Award Finalists
CEFPI is pleased to announce the selection of the 2014 MacConnell Award finalists. The MacConnell Award recognizes outstanding facility planning and is considered CEFPI's most prestigious award. Read more >

CEFPI Advanced Academy for Learning Spaces: A Certificate Program in Educational Facility Planning
This intense, high quality course of study consists of six 6-week online courses created by industry experts and delivered through San Diego State University's Interwork Institute Center for Distance Learning (IL-CDL). CEFPI has assumed responsibility of the program, formerly known as The Advanced Certificate in Educational Facility Planning and managed by San Diego State University. Read more >

What CEFPI Can Do for You
CEFPI is unique! Our principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. We embrace a diverse community of more than 4,000 professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe and resilient 21st century learning environments. Read more >

Coalition for Community Schools Launches a New Blog Series
Our partners at the Coalition for Community Schools are launching a new blog series, "Innovations in Expanded Learning Opportunities: The Community Schools Approach." This summer, join them along with community school practitioners and leaders as they share innovative ELO practices. Each week the Coalition will post a new blog on how districts and their community partners are finding effective ways to implement different ELO types. The blog series starts June 12.

Safe Schools – A Best Practices Guide Safe Schools – A Best Practices Guide
As leaders in creating safety in the built environment, CEFPI orchestrated a security summit in Washington, DC to explore this topic.

Webinars and On Demand Webinars

Now is the Time
David Esquith, Director, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, U.S. Department of Education

School of the Future Design Competition
Learn more about this annual program celebrating our nation's schools. Webinar "how-to" on the School of the Future Design Competition.

School of the Future Design Competition 2015 Dates & Milestones Brochure

Register Now! Registration is open for the 2014 School of the Future Design Competition

Mentor Now! Become a Mentor!

2013 School of the Future Design Competition Winners | View Photos

Event Spotlight: School Health and Indoor Environments Leadership Development Summit

IAQ & Schools Videos

For the last several years, CEFPI has provided information, resources and tools for school districts to improve indoor air quality in their schools. To access the latest information visit our Healthy Schools Web site.

Improving the Places Children Learn Continuing Education
The Advanced Certificate Program in Educational Facility Planning