Central Texas Chapter

Chapter Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson

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Upcoming Programs

Chapter Conference

November 10, 2017
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Region 13 Service Center
5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723

$15 Members
$20 Non-members
$0 School District/Public Authority Members (includes breakfast and lunch)

$250 Sponsors (does not include registration)

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2017 AIA/CES Conference Session Participation Form

7:30 am Breakfast / Networking
8:30-8:40 am Opening & Introductions
8:40-9:40 am Keynote – Community Acceptance, Agreement and Support for School Bonds
Robert J. Hendriks, III, APR, ALEP
This session will explore the processes involved in reaching agreement on supporting school bonds and how the participating constituencies contribute to the process of school planning.
1 LU
  • Develop a powerful communication strategy
  • Develop a strategically inclusive process
  • Discover a collective vision
  • Develop a cohesive program
9:40-9:45 am Break
9:45-11:00 am Superintendent Panel – A Local Perspective: The Challenges of Implementation
Dr. Dan Troxell, Dr. Michael Novotny, Susan Bohn
Is the Texas Legislature planning major changes to school design and construction requirements? Are there going to be any new "green" mandates? Will there be additional funds to aid schools with their construction costs? Get the answers to these and all your other school facility questions and concerns as they relate to the current session of the Texas Legislature.
1.25 LU
  • Learn about school financing challenges and opportunities
  • Examine factors that contribute to student achievement and well-being
  • Discuss the potential impact of new laws passed by the 85th Texas Legislature
  • Review global successes and their applicability within the American public school system
11:00-11:30 am Trivia / Break
11:30-12:30 pm Educators Panel – Hot Topics, Technology, and Futuristic Education
Arturo Lomeli, Burt Smith, Annie Colvin, Lindsay Harris, Valerie Satterwhite
Where are we going? Who are our clients? What are we trying to accomplish? The answers to these specific questions have guided several districts across the country in discovering the Next Generation of educational environments. Now that we have had time in many districts across the county to Just Start Something in their own work we are beginning to understand that certain attributes of the modern classroom are beginning to empower success. While at the same time this cultural shift is supported by behavioral changes of the stakeholders.
1 LU
  • Examine challenges and opportunities for 21st Century facility design
  • Review changes and futuristic thinking related to educational delivery and curriculum
  • Evaluate the impact of technology within a modern learning environment
  • Consider opportunities for students to design their own education
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch / Networking

Thank you to our sponsors!







Bartlett Cocke

Braun Butler

Contain Water Systems



Estes McClure



Fox Blocks

GIL Engineering


Hendrix Consulting Engineers

Perkins + Will


Shaw Contract

Tandus Centiva

Texas Equipment Solution

True North


Strategic Planning

Enhancing the Educational Experience in Central Texas Schools presentation from May 11, 2016 Strategic Planning meeting.

Upcoming Events:

Lunch Meeting

December 13, 2017
11:30 am – 2:15 pm
Wagner MS, Georgetown ISD


Lunch Meeting Pricing:
Members private firm – $5
Member / Non-member ISD personnel – FREE
Non-members of member firms – $5
Non-members private firm only – $15

Chapter meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of the month 11:30am - 1:30pm. 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.