North Texas Chapter


Chapter Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.


Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson

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Upcoming Programs

Chapter Lunch Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Workman Junior High School, Arlington ISD
701 East Arbook Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76014

How do you make a school better and let the client dream while still maintaining the client's budget? Through a multistep collaborative process, not using a "one fits all approach," the new Arlington ISD Junior High School does just this!

The opportunity for an Architect to sit in the audience with the client and have input in the process at the planning stages reaps benefits when designing the project. Learn how to plan a project involving everyone from the Superintendent, Teachers, Facilities Management, Construction Manager to the Architect.

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH ARLINGTON ISD:
Moderator – Lisa W. Lamkin, FAIA, Principal, BRW Architects

Panelists:
Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, Director, BRW Architects
Zach Walker, Vice President, Pogue Construction
Wm. Kelly Horn, Exec. Dir. Of Plant Services, Arlington ISD
Javier Fernandez, RTSBA, Director, Fac. Planning, Arlington ISD
Richard A. Flores, AIA, Staff Architect, Arlington ISD

Special Guest – Superintendent of the Year Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Superintendent, Arlington ISD

Lunch Sponsors:
NTX      NTX

Check-in: Members and guests must check in at the front office.

Parking: On-site visitor parking north of the building accessible from S. Center Street.

Learning Units: AIA


Reverb

Southern Regional Conference

April 1-4, 2017
Reverb: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
Highlights

Onward and Upward – A Word from the Chapter President

December 2016
Starting a new year is certainly easier when the leadership team has it down to a science. In today's ever changing social-economical-political environment, we should definitely appreciate Association volunteer efforts to keep us well-informed. By sharing and learning together, we all contribute to continuous improvement for the families and communities we serve. Read more >

Educational Facility Cost Trends and the Ever-Changing Construction Industry

In today’s construction economy, we have seen price fluctuations, labor shortages, material demand, and a surplus of projects being bid, in a range of construction types from highways, to industrial parks, to increased need for school facilities for the pent up demand from the recession. How have these impacted average school facility dollar cost? How has the industry been impacted with regard to quality of work? How has the industry been impacted by material and product usage? View the presentation.

2015 Impact Award Winners

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