Reed earns Accredited Learning Environments Designation

David R. Reed, AIA, ALEP, recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a competent educational facility planner.  The ALEP credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify those in the educational environment industry who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of educational facility planning.

David R. Reed

The Association for Learning Environments, creator of the ALEP credential, observes “An individual who has been certified by A4LE has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can appoint ALEPs with confidence that they have been examined for competence by our association.”

After meeting eligibility requirements and submitting an application, ALEP candidates must pass a rigorous interview process.  Once a candidate has earned the credential, they must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years, in addition to maintaining minimum continuing education units each year.

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The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn.  A4LE embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance, and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality.  To learn more, visit

David Reed is the founder and principal of Reed Architecture and Interiors in Sapulpa, OK. Launched in 2009, his firm has grown into a 12-employee team specializing in sports, school, civic, and religious architecture. A graduate of the Oklahoma State University School of Architecture, Reed serves as president of AIA Oklahoma. He also represents his state on the AIA National Strategic Council. Reed led AIA’s Eastern Oklahoma chapter in 2018. You may learn more about Reed Architecture at