Emerging Professionals

Central Texas Chapter

Emerging Professionals are members and potential members who are within ten years of developing their career in educational facility planning. Emerging Professionals include:
  • Recent graduates
  • Newly licensed architects, interior designers, engineers
  • Alternative career path professionals
  • Contractors
  • Industry partners
Through social, educational, and community events this program provides additional value to our emerging professional members and brings them together to build relationships as the young leaders and future leaders of the organization and industry.

Emerging Professionals Event

Emerging Professionals Tour

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Brentwood Elementary School

6710 Arroyo Seco, Austin, TX 78757

Free to attend


Join us for the first in a series of “by EPs for EPs” events – our EP Tours. These tours will provide opportunities for emerging professionals to learn from each other, strengthening our network, while also giving emerging professionals the opportunity to present their work and professional experiences to their peers.

We’ll be getting a tour of the active construction at Brentwood Elementary School by the Bartlett Cocke construction team, with project-specific experiences and insights provided by one of our own local EPs from VLK Architects. Join us afterwards for a happy hour to connect and discuss the tour!

Please bring your own PPE. Add a note in your registration if you will need PPE provided for you.

Emerging Professionals Event

Emerging Professionals Axe Throwing Tournament

September 15, 2021
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Urban Axes Austin
812 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Come join us for drinks, snacks & socializing with fellow EPs.

Free to attend

*We will be following the City of Austin's COVID-19 guidelines at this event*

Emerging Professionals Panel Event

Emerging Professionals Networking Social

August 25, 2021
4:30 – 7:30 pm

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
1305 W. Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704

Join us at the ABGB for an evening of socializing with fellow Emerging Professionals. Grow your network and build relationships with colleagues around Austin. Appetizers and great drinks will be provided.

Members FREE | Non-members $20

*We will be following the City of Austin's COVID-19 guidelines at this event*

Emerging Professionals Volunteer Event

Emerging Professionals Volunteer Event
July 28, 2021
1:30 – 5:00 pm
Please arrive on time and stay for the full shift

Emerging Professionals Volunteer Event
Central Texas Food Bank Warehouse
6500 Metropolis Dr., Austin, TX 78744
CTFB is a mask optional facility for fully vaccinated volunteers

Let's help those in need! Free to attend. Registration required. Drinks and appetizers will be provided following the event.

Emerging Professionals Panel Event

Emerging Professionals Panel Event

May 26, 2021
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Abel's on the Lake
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, #3510
Austin, TX 78703

Taking your Career to the Next Level

Are you reaching a milestone in your career and wondering, "I'm not an emerging professional anymore – what happens next?" Join us for a panel event as we discuss what it takes to take your career to the next level!

FREE to attend | Must RSVP

Pitch & Putt

Emerging Professionals Social

April 21, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Pitch & Putt Networking Event

Butler Park Pitch & Putt
201 Lee Barton Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Come join us for socially distanced golf, networking, food & drinks at the new and improved Butler Pitch & Putt. Masks will be required at this event.

FREE to attend | Must RSVP

October 6, 2021
Emerging Professionals Tour
Austin, TX

February – September 2021
Emerging Professionals Mentor Program

Lunch Meetings
Chapter meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We invite EP members to arrive ahead of time to meet, network, and join our independent EP tour group.

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