Adele Willson is Managing Principal of Hord Coplan Macht’s office in Denver. She joined the firm (then SLATERPAULL Architects) in 1984, and became the firm’s first female architect and principal. During her 35+ years of experience, Adele Willson has worked with nearly 300 different schools in all aspects of the architectural practice, most notably educational planning and programming. She is also an Accredited Learning Environment Planner, a professional designation signifying excellence in the industry. Ms. Willson is an active participant in many organizations that affect schools, including the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), where she is the past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter and was recognized as “Educational Planner of the Year” in 2009.