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.

Regional Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

Chapter Meeting

Friday, February 17, 2023
11:30 – 1:00 PM CST

Smith Elementary School
Del Valle ISD

Smith Elementary School Replacement

Smith Join us for lunch and a presentation of Smith Elementary School. Tour to follow.

This program is a case study of the new Smith Elementary School which replaces a 50 year old campus that was constructed in many phases. The new campus overcame many challenges including a tight site with a single-story design, preserving and enhancing campus culture, designing for every learner, and maintaining a safe space for students throughout construction. See the new vision Del Valle ISD has for the future of education.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how the team approached designing for different learning styles to better serve students with varying needs.
  • This campus was built on an active campus. Learn how the team designed and constructed with student health and safety in mind.
  • Learn how the planning preserved aspects of the campus the community was proud of and made students and educators feel valued and important through the new building design.
  • Understand the planning process to design one school on two very different sites. See how the team expanded the campus by connecting it to an adjacent middle school and incorporating a child development center on the same site.
  • Josh Mayfield, American Constructors
  • Heather Rule, Project Architect, Pfluger
  • Steven Alves, Executive Director of Maintenance, Transportation, and Construction, Del Valle ISD
  • Tony Plascencia, Project Designer, Pfluger
  • Jessica Molter, Managing Principal, Pfluger
  • Dr. Annette Tielle, Superintendent of Schools, Del Valle ISD

Members: $10 | School Districts: FREE | Non-Members: $20


Registration closes February 15 at 5:00 pm Central.

Event Sponsors:
American Constructors Pfluger

2023 Southern Regional Conference

Connect the Dots April 3-6, 2023
Connect the Dots
Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown
100 East Second Street, Tulsa, OK 74103

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Southern Region Planner of the Year Award 2021

Jimmy Disler Jimmy Disler
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.”

2022 Annual Sponsors




 FGM Architects



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2023 Chapter Sponsorships NOW OPEN.
Sponsorship term: January 1-December 31.
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Upcoming Events

February 1, 2023
Emerging Professionals Coffee + Conversations 

February 15, 2023
Lunch Presentation and Tour of Smith Elementary School

April 4-6, 2023
Southern Regional Conference

Lunch Meeting Pricing
Member: $10
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 & ALEP 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 1.0 ALEP credit by attending.

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