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Faye Strong

B.Sc., B.E.D.S., A.L.E.P.

Accredited Learning Environment Planner

Faye is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner through the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE). On First Nation Feasibility and Design Projects, Faye engages stakeholders to understand educational requirements. She reviews and researches the education programs to ensure that recommendations and infrastructure will meet the needs of students, families, community, and staff members. Consultations with Educators, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and Language and Cultural Instructors are an essential part of Faye’s planning process. Creating a plan that the community will own and sustain is her key objective on every project.


Faye is on the steering committee of the Alberta Chapter of the A4LE, and was instrumental in establishing the Indigenous Outreach Team to ensure First Nation inclusion and content in the annual conference, and to advocate for equity in First Nation Learning Environments. She has volunteered to organized and facilitated round table discussions with school boards to collaborate on educational initiatives in the Calgary Region.  

Education and Qualifications

  • Gold Seal Certified Project Manager 2020

  • Certified Educational Facility Planner, Association for Learning Environments, 2017

  • LEED V4 Green Associate Exam Study Course, 2015

  • Construction Management Certificate, SAIT, 2012               

  • Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1990

  • Bachelor of Science, Math, Dalhousie University, 1987

  • Member of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)

  • Member of the Steering Committee for the Alberta Chapter of A4LE

  • Alberta Building Envelope Council – South.

  • 2003 – 2013, Connect Charter School volunteer

  • 2004 – 2005 Vice President, Calgary Home Schoolers Association, and volunteer

Continuing Education and Advocacy highlights,  2018


A4LE Conference - LearningSCAPES 2018

November 2018, Chicago, IL

Innovative Learning Environments Conference - Transitions 18

October 2018, Phoenix, AZ

Sustaining Indigenous Languages Symposium:
June 2018 at Lethbridge, AB

Founder of the Indigenous Outreach Team for the Alberta chapter of

the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), June, 2018

A4LE Saskatchewan Chapter Conference, Regina, SK – Jan, 2108
Faye, along with Joanne Wright, presented on the topic:

“Supporting First Nation Pedagogy in 21st Century Learning


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Our Passion is First Nation Learning Environments


architectural works limited

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