Architecture for Education

Pasadena, CA

  • About

    Architecture for Education Incorporated, practices the foundational principles of Vision, Creativity, Integrity, Delivery and Service. Our stated purpose is to improve education through the design of innovative learning environments.

    A4E was established by Gaylaird Christopher, a nationally-recognized architect with over 30 years of experience in educational facility design. He led the educational design efforts for Wolff, Lang, Christopher Architects (WLC), and was the national leader of the K-12 Education Division for the renowned architectural firm of Perkins & Will. In forming A4E, Mr. Christopher assembled a team of dedicated, talented individuals who share a similar focus for designing exceptional educational environments.

    Our team of designers and technical leaders is committed to creating innovative buildings of the highest quality, in a timely and cost-effective manner. Education is our business – our only business. As a studio-sized firm, we employ talented educational architects who are dedicated to exceptional client service with every project. Our high quality design work mirrors the level of personal commitment we bring to your project. Large firms will often focus on large projects. At A4E, our work ethic demands that we provide the same detailed attention to each project, regardless of its size.

    Our focus is always on education: we endeavor to make a lasting contribution to learning, communicating education’s foundational importance through excellent design.


    Majority Employee-Owned