Rachel Pampel


Education Planner | Designer

Rachel Pampel is a passionate advocate and researcher in the field of data-driven learning environment design. A natural leader and excellent communicator, she is dedicated to keeping projects on schedule and on budget – from feasibility and master planning studies to multi-year design and construction efforts. Rachel has capably undertaken various K-12 and Higher Education projects at Newman, seamlessly communicating with project owners, users, consultants, builders, and the design team to translate their wishes and requirements into the best possible design.

As an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) – a designation that signifies excellence in the industry and includes a rigorous and comprehensive set of core educational planning competencies - Rachel’s effective balance of experience and knowledge make her a crucial member of any team whose efforts are related to planning, designing, equipping, and maintaining educational environments.

Rachel also plays a large role in thought leadership, research, and strategic business development, both internal and external to Newman. Her outreach efforts include Co-Chairing committees and sub-committees for A4LE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), where she pursues ongoing efforts to connect and support educational planning professionals in the pursuit of good learning environment design.

Washington, DC
Master of Education, University of Oulu, Finland
B. Arch, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP)
Professional Experience
6 Years
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)