North Texas Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the North part of Texas from Waco, north to the Red River and from Wichita Falls, east to Tyler.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Solar Preparatory School for Girls
Dallas ISD
2617 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

Solar Preparatory

Program: Solar Preparatory School for Girls

BWA Architects has worked with the District on planning, design, documentation, and construction administration of the Solar Preparatory K-8 STEAM School at Dallas ISD. Solar Prep is an all-girls STEAM Academy providing spaces for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. In addition, the school features a learning stair for informal and group learning while transparent spaces allow for learning on display. A robotics lab opens into the communal spaces, creating a more collegiate learning environment, and the outdoor learning area offers students out-of-the-box education. The project includes a storm shelter incorporated into the design of the cafeteria, with overhead rolling doors that secure the building in case of extreme weather conditions.

Jenny Bierut, Director of Planning and Communication, BWA Architects
Charles Brant, Design Manager, Dikita\\Vanir Program Management
Dr. Nancy Bernardino, Principal, Solar Preparatory STEAM School for Girls
Jeff Ball, Senior Vice President/Operations, BWA Architects
Larry Bloom, Project Manager, BWA Architects

Free to attend, must RSVP

Members and guests must check in at the front office with valid ID. Please arrive early and allow time for check-in.

On-site Visitor Parking is available in non-designated parking spaces. Street parking shown on map »

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsors:
BWA Architects B&H Engineers Click

2018 Impact Award Winners

We are excited to announced the recipients of the 2018 Impact Award!

Forest Lane Academy Gold Award
Hope for Impoverished Community from Forest Lane Academy with $7,500
Gilbreath-Reed Silver Award
Greenhouse Project from Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center with $5,000
Smithfield MS Bronze Award
Outdoor Classroom from Lister Elementary School with a $2,500
Lister ES Bronze Award
E.P.I.C. – Experts Providing Innovative Challenges from Smithfield Middle School with $2,500
RISD Bronze Award
Enhance Creativity & Challenge Scholars from RISD Academy with $2,500

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Mission: Possible

2019 Southern Regional Conference

April 3-5, 2019
Mission: Possible; Planning Great Educational Environments
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

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Chapter Presentations

Click here to view past chapter presentations.

January 16, 2019
Plano STEM Academy
PPT Presentation

2018 A4LE NTX Chapter School Studio Partnership

The North Texas Chapter is please to share the PowerPoint presentation from LearningSCAPES 2018 in Chicago. Click here to view.

Thank you to our Annual Chapter Sponsors!


Upcoming Events

March 20, 2019
A4LE | UTA Schools Studio New Research
Village Tech Schools

April 3-5, 2019
Southern Region Conference
San Antonio, TX

May 3, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Emerging Professionals Bowling Tournament
Bowlmor, Addison

May 22, 2019

Process, Not Product, of Learning
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD | Cannon STEM Elementary School
Sponsor: Huckabee

June 19, 2019
PechaKucha Presentations as follows:
BRW’s Benefits of Early Childhood Learning,
P+W’s Understanding the planning process and cost of furniture in non-traditional spaces, and
ARMKO’s Envelope Preconstruction Meetings, Why They Are Important?
DeSoto ISD | Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy
Sponsors: BRW, Perkins+Will, and Armko

July 24, 2019
NTX Chapter Board Retreat

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