AAG Architects is pleased to announce that firm principal Ben Thompson, AIA has received the Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) designation. The ALEP credential stands as a mark of excellence and was designed to identify those in the educational design field who demonstrate the knowledge and abilities essential in developing high-quality, effective 21st century learning environments. Ben is the one of a limited few to achieve this designation in the Southeast.

Over the last year, Ben completed the requirements for this accreditation through San Diego State University and the Association for Learning Environments. The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) was established in 1921 to advocate for effective educational facility planning, design, and operation. Its sole mission is to improve the places where children learn. A4LE has a presence throughout the United States as well as Australia, Southeast Asia, and the UK. To learn more about this organization, visit www.A4LE.org.

AAG Architects continues to focus on K-12 educational facilities throughout South Carolina. In his role as firm principal, Ben works with schools and districts on planning, assessment, programming, and design for school projects and large building programs.

To learn more about how educational facility planning helps schools perform better or how we can help serve your schools, contact us at (843) 314-1840 or frontoffice@accesAAG.com. To learn more about AAG, visit us at www.accessAAG.com