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.


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


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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.

May 25, 2022
Emerging Professionals Tour

May 2022
Emerging Professionals Volunteer Activity
Date TBD

June 2022
Leadership Series, Part 2
Exploring Committees & Volunteering Date TBD

July 2022
Summer Social
Date TBD

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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