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.

August 2023 Golf

Chapter Golf Event

Thursday, August 3, 2023
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Rok Golf Social + Workshop

Rok Golf, 4040 S Lamar Blvd, Suite D, Austin, TX 78704

We know that Texas heat is raging, but it's never too early to get some practice in ahead of those fall and winter golf tournaments! The Emerging Professionals Committee would like to invite the whole Central Texas Chapter to join us at Rok Golf to beat the heat and practice your swing in their golf simulation bays. We’ve even got some trainers to help you improve your game and really impress folks come fall. Bring your own clubs or borrow theirs – join us and take this opportunity to learn a new skill or level up your existing skills!

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $10

Event Sponsors
Thank you all of these amazing sponsors for supporting this event!

Core Office Interiors daltile ert lighting & sales HON
Inside Evolutions Legacy Lighting Professional Flooring Supply Uzin Utz

Past Events

May 2023 Social

Emerging Professionals Event

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Magellean International School EP Building Tour

7501 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78731

Join us for a guided tour of the new home for the Magellean International School, led by an emerging professional from the design team.

This event is intended to create opportunities for emerging professionals to learn from each other and present their work. After the tour will be a networking happy hour.

Free to attend, please RSVP.

This facility is now an active construction site and all attendees are required to bring appropriate PPE for the tour which includes pants, closed toed shoes, and hardhats. 
You will also be required to sign a waiver at the beginning of the tour.

Event Sponsor
MooreCo Inc True North

RESCHEDULEDCoffee + Conversations

Emerging Professionals Event

February 8, 2023
9:00 – 10:00 AM

Coffee + Conversations

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

Come join your fellow Emerging Professionals for a casual, morning meet-up. Come and go whenever you'd like! We will be in the heated tent on the patio.

Ping Pong Social

Emerging Professionals Event

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
4:30 – 7:30 PM

Ping Pong Social

Smash ATX, 213 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Join the Central Texas EP Committee for a fun networking social at Smash ATX! This is a “Bring An EP” event, so all career levels are welcome but we encourage everyone to bring an emerging professional with them.

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $10
Deadline to register: September 5, 2022

Coffee + Conversations

Emerging Professionals Event

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
8:00 AM

Coffee + Conversations

Monkey Nest Coffee
5353 Burnet Rd.

Come join your fellow emerging professionals for a casual, morning meetup. Come and go whenever you'd like! We will be in the private room at the back of the coffee shop.

Members: Free | Non-Members: $5

Committee Leadership

Emerging Professionals Event

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Board & Committee Leadership

Daltile Showroom
2424 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
Light bites and beverages will be provided

Please join us for Part 2of our Leadership Series on June 22, 2022.

Board Members and Committee Chairs of the Central Texas A4LE Chapter will share about their roles within our organization. You’ll get to hear about who they collaborate with and what to expect. Let’s get to prepped and ready to get involved and volunteer next year!

Members: Free | Non-Members: $5


Construction Site Tour

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary School

13901 FM 969
Austin, TX 78724

Join us for a construction site tour of Hornsby-Dunlap ES, led by an emerging professional from the design team. EP Tours are an opportunity for EPs to learn from each other and present their work. After the tour there will be a networking happy hour.

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5


Pitch & Putt Networking Event

Pitch & Putt Networking Event

April 27, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Butler Park Pitch & Putt

201 Lee Barton Drive

This is a "Bring your EP" event! Raffle tickets will be provided to every Emerging Professional in attendance AND to anyone who brings an EP with them. More EPs = More chances to win!

Snacks & refreshments will be provided.

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5

Networking Breakfast

Emerging Professionals Breakfast

April 20, 2022
7:00 am

Taco Joint

Preston Center
6112 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

Emerging Professionals Event

Emerging Professionals Event

March 15, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Eastside Early College High School
900 Thompson Street, Austin, TX 78702

“By EPs for EPs” Building Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Eastside ECHS, led by an emerging professional from the design team. This event is intended to create opportunities for EPs to learn from each other and present their work. After the tour will be a networking happy hour

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5

Emerging Professionals Event

February 23, 2022
4:30 – 6:30 PM

Daltile Showroom
2424 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Organizational Leadership 101

Please join us for part one of three of our “Leadership Series”. Jim Brady, Sita Lakshminarayan, Angela Whitaker-Williams and Courtney Lange will each share their roadmap to leadership and board positions with A4LE. They will also describe what these positions entail and how it supplements career growth. Q & A session to follow.

Emerging Professionals Event
Jim Brady
PK-14 School Facilities Planner, Architect & Community Advocate
A4LE Past Region & International Board (CEFPI)
Sita Lakshminarayan
Vice President, BLGY Architecture
A4LE Region Past President
Angela Whitaker-Williams
Principal, Perkins+Will
A4LE Region President-Elect
Courtney Lange
Associate II, PBK Architects
A4LE Region EP Committee

Light bites and happy hour beverages will be provided.

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5

Emerging Professionals Event

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
3:30 – 4:30 PM

Emerging Professionals Event

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center Fortlandia Tour

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

To kick this new year off, join the Central Texas EPs on a special guided tour of this year’s Fortlandia exhibit at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center! We’ll have the opportunity to hear about these imaginative play structures from an outdoor learning expert, and EPs will have the opportunity to dive deep into what makes outdoor learning and play spaces engaging and successful.

Free to attend, please RSVP.

Upcoming Events

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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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