North 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 Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Village Tech Schools
1010 East Parkerville Road
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Taking the UTA Schools Studio / A4LE Partnership to the Next Level

Village Tech Schools

Presenters
Donald Gatzke, Professor, UTA School of Architecture
Roberto Zuniga, Planner, Huckabee
Beverly Fornof, Associate, Corgan
Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, Director, BRW Architects

See first hand the final project exhibit from the UTA Schools Studio from Spring 2017 and experience how a partnership between professionals in the practice can influence school design today at the collegiate level.

The partnership between UTA and A4LE continues in the Fall 2017 semester with a new focus on research in today's learning environments. The students will be given focused topics and develop research with input from the clients, architects, contractors, and curriculum leaders.

Click here to RSVP and for driving directions.

Check-in: Meet in the Forge for lunch & presentation.

Parking: On-site. Enter the campus off of East Parkerville Road. Parking is limited, so please car pool.


Emerging Professionals Happy Hour

Emerging? Not sure? Sounds like you need a drink!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:30 – 8:00 PM
STIRR in Deep Ellum
2803 Main Street, Suite 110, Dallas, TX 75226

Program: Emerging Professionals Networking Event @ STIRR

STIRR

What does 21 Century Learning mean to you? The North Texas Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments invites you to join us for a Happy Hour to learn and socialize with other new members of the Educational sector of Facility Planning, Architecture,& Construction. REFRESHMENTS AND SNACKS...DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN!! RSVP to Jared Boyles at JBoyles@lafp.com.

SAVE THE DATE!

Highlights

2017 Impact Awards

IMPACT AWARD The North Texas Chapter is proud to announce the fifth annual contest for IMPACT GRANT AWARD OPPORTUNITIES!

We are sponsoring multiple grants towards impacting the educational environment of an existing school. Award amounts will vary. Submissions are due September 30. The awards will be announced at the December holiday party.

2016 Impact Award Winners

Click here to see last year's award winners!

Onward and Upward – A Word from the Chapter President

December 2016
Starting a new year is certainly easier when the leadership team has it down to a science. In today's ever changing social-economical-political environment, we should definitely appreciate Association volunteer efforts to keep us well-informed. By sharing and learning together, we all contribute to continuous improvement for the families and communities we serve. Read more >

 

Educational Facility Cost Trends and the Ever-Changing Construction Industry

In today’s construction economy, we have seen price fluctuations, labor shortages, material demand, and a surplus of projects being bid, in a range of construction types from highways, to industrial parks, to increased need for school facilities for the pent up demand from the recession. How have these impacted average school facility dollar cost? How has the industry been impacted with regard to quality of work? How has the industry been impacted by material and product usage? View the presentation.