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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Save the Date!

2018 Southern Region Annual Conference

Breaking Out of the Silos
April 4-7, 2018
Breaking Out of the Silos
Waco Convention Center
Waco, TX

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Call for Presentations

Valuable content makes for valuable conferences...are YOU the key to a great conference?

We invite you to be an integral part of the Southern Region Conference by volunteering to share your knowledge, experience, lessons learned and tricks of the trade. This year's theme, Breaking out of the Silos, speaks directly to our opportunities to impact change and influence the world around us whether through educational planning, design, construction or operation – and everywhere in between!

All presentations must be submitted online. Deadline for submissions: January 22, 2018

Click here to submit a presentation.
Highlights

2017 Impact Award Winners

We received 46 entries this year and want to thank the judges for their effort and time.

Judges
James McSwain | James Kubala | Bayardo Selva

2017 Impact Awards 2017 Impact Awards

We are excited to announced the recipients of the 2017 Impact Award!!!

Gold Award
Shackelford STEAM Celebration from Arlington ISD Shackelford JHS with $7,000
Arlington ISD Shackelford JHS

Silver Award
Innovate. Collaborate. Debate. Checkmate! from Northwest ISD Northwest High School with $4,500
Northwest ISD Northwest High School

Bronze Awards
Weather Stations, Alerts, and Gadgets from GP ISD Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy with a $2,000
GP ISD  Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy

Curriculum Materials for Dual-Language Montessori Classroom from Dallas ISD Mata Montessori with $2,500
Dallas ISD Mata Montessori

The Cougar Connection Den from Northwest ISD Cox Elementary with $3,000
Northwest ISD Cox Elementary

Service Citation Awards

Excellence in Leadership as Chapter President 2016-2017
O. Wayne Reynaud, AIA

Leadership as the Impact Award Committee Chair 2016-2017
Sangeetha Karthik, AIA

Distinguished Service Awards

Leadership of the UTA School Studio Program 2016-2017
Anne Hildenbrand, AIA
Beverly Fornof
Roberto Zuniga

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.