Victoria Bergsagel

Tacoma Health Careers High School Community Collaborative

Victoria Bergsagel is the founder and President of Architects of Achievement, an international educational design consultancy that serves communities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

She has been a teacher, principal, adjunct professor and community relations director. In a large urban school district, she led the program planning upon which the construction of several new schools was based. She then served as the director of educational partnerships at a Seattle-based research institute to help teams conduct, integrate, and interpret some of the world’s leading brain research.

Renowned for her strategic approach, and recognized for her ability to bridge the worlds of education and architecture, Bergsagel has garnered a reputation as one of the most sought after leaders in school design today. She has written a book on school design (Architecture for Achievement, 2007), published several articles, and lectured at Harvard, USC and Berkeley. She was one of five appointed to serve on the American Institute of Architect’s 2015 Educational Facilities Design Awards Jury, and in the same year, advised the White House on the future of STEM education. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International Foundation & Charitable Trust, chairing their Research Committee, and is a founding Board Member of Construction for Change.

Bergsagel’s B.A. in history is from Western Washington University, her M., Ed. in counseling from Seattle Pacific University, and her C.A.S. in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University.