CAE Spring Conference : Place + Pedagogy

Starts:  May 17, 2017 4:00 PM (PT)
Ends:  May 20, 2017 12:00 PM (PT)

Place + Pedagogy: How the unique character of the region and people are shaping modern educational architecture

Join us as we discover the issues influencing the environments for teaching and learning through the lens of the Pacific Northwest. This conference will begin with tours of architectural works that respond to the qualities that make the Pacific Northwest unique.

We will also explore how early childhood to higher education spaces connect the pedagogy of learning and regionalism to influence educational architecture. The conference will culminate in an interactive experience of ‘maker’ culture, as we join together in an immersive hands-on workshop.


Wednesday, May 17

1pm Conference Check-in at Portland Japanese Garden

2pm Tour garden by Kengo Kuma and Associates

3pm Depart for Silverton, OR

5pm Tour Mount Angel Abbey Library by Alvar Aalto

6pm Tour Gordon House by Frank Lloyd Wright

7pm Reception and presentation at Oregon Gardens Resort in Silverton, OR

9pm Overnight accommodation at resort (book room directly)

Thursday, May 18

8am: Depart for Eugene, OR (breakfast on board bus)

9:30am: Tour University of Oregon’s HEDCO Education Building by Hacker

11:30am Lunch and Panel Presentation

1pm Tour Lane Community College Downtown Campus by SRG Partnership

2:30pm Tour Roosevelt Middle School by Mahlum Architects and Robertson Sherwood Architects

6:30pm Arrive at Hotel Monaco in Portland, OR (book room directly)

Dinner on your own.

Friday, May 19

8:30am Tour Oregon Episcopal Lower School by Hacker

10am Tour Collaborative Life Sciences Building by SERA & CO Architects

11am Lunch and Panel Discussion

1:30pm Tour Gladstone Center for Children & Families by DOWA

2:15pm Presentation on Reggio Philosophy

3:30pm Tour Trillium Creek Primary School by DOWA

4:30pm Reception and Panel Discussion

6:30pm Return to Hotel Monaco

Dinner on your own.

Saturday, May 20

8am Panel Discussion on Equity in the Maker Movement

9:30am Hands-On Maker Activity at Global Homestead Garage

12pm Lunch

1:00pm Tour Open School East by Holst

3pm Return to Hotel Monaco

*Agenda times and tour locations subject to change.

Earn up to 18 HSW LUs.


Type and cost

AIA member | $495 (before April 12), $595 (after April 12)

Non-member | $595 (before April 12), $695 (after April 12)

Space is limited. Register now.

If space is available, AIA CAE will sponsor educators and emerging professionals to attend the conference. Learn more.


Early registration closes April 12. All registration closes May 3.

Cancellation policy

Prior to May 3: $50. No refunds will be issued after May 3.


The host hotel for Wednesday of the conference is the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, OR. The host hotel for Thursday and Friday of the conference is the Hotel Monaco in Portland. You are responsible for booking your hotel rooms directly.  

Hotel Monaco reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-711-2971, 24 hours a day.  All reservations should be made under the “Committee on Architecture for Education” room block in order to receive the group rate of $219 per night plus 14.5% tax. The reservation deadline is Friday, April 14.

Oregon Garden Resort reservations can be made online. (Detailed directions below.)The room block rate is $109 plus tax and it ends Friday, April 14. 

  1. Go to:
  2. At the bottom of the page under "Your place to Dream," click on the "GROUPLOGIN" button
  3. Enter Group ID: AIA & Password: AIA and click “Login”
  4. Keep the arrival and departure dates the same and update the number of people according. Select “Check Availability” to see the rooms available.
  5. Click "rates" to book a room listed under the dates listed on the left side.
  6. Complete the payment process to confirm your reservation.



There are several transportation options from the Portland International Airport to downtown Portland and the Hotel Monaco.

MAX light rail is only $2.50 from the Portland International Airport to downtown.  The trip is approximately 43 minutes and requires two blocks of walking to the hotel.

Uber or Lyft from the airport to downtown is approximately $29-$35 and taxi fare ranges from $35-$45.


The AIA is pleased to offer discounted airline and car rentals for travel to Portland.

You can book directly with the carriers below, or use your own agent.  Another option is to use the AIA’s official travel agency, Ovation Corporate Travel, by calling (800) 925-4055 (or 516-624-0308 for international callers) on Monday-Friday from 9am to 8pm Eastern (booking fees apply).

Delta Air Lines

Reservations and ticketing are available via or through Ovation Travel or your agent. When booking at, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMLNR in the box provided on the Search Flights page.

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.

*Please note that there is a fee for booking through the reservation number above.

United Airlines

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares.  Save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at   Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting  in the Offer Code box.

Or Call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations.

Refer to Z Code ZIBU and Agreement Code 74399.

Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.



Hotel Monaco Portland
506 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204


Kathleen Simpson