Central Texas Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the Central part of Texas from Waco, south to San Marcos and from Brady, east to Bryan/College Station.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

Virtual Tour

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
11:45 am – 1:45 pm

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A Hands-on Approach: Designing to Support Engagement and Social Learning

Come join us virtually for lunch for our regular monthly meeting. This month our program will consist of a presentation about the San Marcos CISD High School CTE by Perkins & Will. It will include a presentation, active discussion, Q&A, and a facility tour.

Now that students are learning and using the new San Marcos CISD High School Career and Technology Center, follow us through this case study to discover the vision that the SMCISD leadership worked towards. Our focus during this presentation will dive into how the outdoor and indoor learning spaces, are making a difference with today’s learners approach to schooling. The types of spaces that were created are created for not just one type of learner, but for Visual, Aural, Physical, Social, and Logical learners.

San Marcos CISD, High School Career and Technology Center
San Marcos San Marcos

Agenda:
11:45 am – 12 noon Networking – “Join a Table”
12 noon – 12:10 pm Welcome and chapter news from Sita Lakshminarayan
12:10 pm – 12:15 pm Community in Schools Deep Dive Day Share Back
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Presentation by Perkins & Will with active discussion, Q&A, and a facility tour

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsor:
Perkins&Will

Members $5 | Non-members $20 | School District FREE

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Registration deadline is Monday, May 10, 2021 at midnight. You will receive an email with the Airmeet link the evening before the event.


Southern Region Planner of the Year 2021

Jimmy Disler Jimmy Disler Jimmy Disler
Chief Facilities Officer
Leander ISD

Congratulations to Jimmy Disler, Chief Facilities Officer, Leander ISD, on being awarded the Southern Region Planner of the Year Award for 2021!

Jimmy has spent the last 23 years of his 35 plus year career with Leander ISD improving the learning environment for all students and has managed $1.74 Billion in bond funding during that time. He has also witnessed the growth of the A4LE CTX Chapter from a fledging organization in the late ‘90s to the current robust membership that continues to grow with the dynamic growth of our region. His various roles within A4LE have been CTX Chapter President, Southern Region President and Southern Region Representative to the International Board.

In Jimmy’s own words “Thank you for this award, it is truly an honor. I have been so blessed to work with great people, many from our chapter, and everyone has made me look good. The Central Texas chapter played a huge role in this.. When I took over construction for LISD, I leaned on a lot of people from this chapter, from architects, engineers, and contractors, to help me gain so much knowledge. I encourage those that are new to this profession, lean on other members of this chapter/organization. We are all here for the same reason and want to help. When we do this, it makes us all look good. So Thank You for all of your support over the years.”

Upcoming Events

May 12, 2021
Virtual Tour

May 26, 2021
Emerging Professionals Panel Event

June 2021
Chapter Social – “Outdoor Gather”
Details TBD

July 14, 2021
AISD Emeril Lagasse Teaching Kitchen at Cunningham ES
Fuse Architects

November 4, 2021
Chapter Conference
Austin City Library

Lunch Meeting Pricing
Member: $5
Non-Members: $20
School District Personnel: Free

Chapter meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Most meetings are set-up so that our members can earn AIA & REFP credits by attending. The opportunity to earn these credits will be limited to the Association for Learning Environments members, so if you have been attending our meetings as a guest, now might be a good time to join our organization so that you don't miss out on earning the credits. For most meetings, Association for Learning Environments members can earn 1.0 AIA Learning Units and/or a 0.5 REFP credit by attending.
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