What a Year! A Look Back at 2021


Our K12 Education Studio kicked off several exciting new projects that continue to keep our team busy and hungry to learn more about evolving trends in educational design.

The design for the Arlington ISD new John Webb Elementary School was awarded Outstanding Project and featured in the Fall 2021 edition of Learning by Design Magazine Awards of Excellence Showcase. As part of the district’s 2019 Bond Program, the new school reflects the generous community partnerships and will foster cultural awareness and wellness.

See the full article in the Learning by Design Magazine

Denisse Tse, AIA, RID, Senior Associate was recognized by Beyond The Built Environment for diversity in architecture. She was honored at the 2021 TxA Annual Conference + Design Expo.
Read more about Denisse Tse

Lisa Lamkin, FAIA, LE Fellow, Principal and Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, ALEP, Associate Principal joined a diverse group of educators, architects and designers in a discussion on why wonder is an essential element for creativity and how that creativity can be tapped into and developed in the classroom.

Read the full article, The Wonder Years: Nurturing Potential

BRW continues to be actively involved in the Association for Learning Environments and 2021 was no exception. Team members Steve Johnson, AIA, Senior Associate and Denisse Tse, AIA, RID, Senior Associate took on new roles within the A4LE North Texas Chapter Board of Directors. Steve will serve as the 2021-2022 Director at Large School Studio Co-Chair and Denisse will serve as the 2021-2022 Director at Large Communications Co-Chair. Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, ALEP, Associate Principal will continue to serve the Board in 2021-2022 as Past President. Kathy Lee, Associate will continue her position of Communications Chair for the A4LE Southern Region Board of Directors.

This past April, we had the honor of speaking to colleagues and industry associates at the A4LE Southern Region Conference in Austin. Kathy Lee, K12 Business Development Leader, had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on The Integration of Diversity: Designing for Inclusion. Joining Ms. Lee was a distinguished group of panelists comprised of Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, ALEP, Associate Principal with BRW Architects, who has been designing educational facilities for most of her 25-year career.

In addition, Anne participated as a panel moderator in two panel discussions during her time as A4LE North Texas Chapter President. The absorbing discussions on COVID and Education and Construction Costs were well attended and considered to be items of significant interest.

What's happening.

Dallas Board Games Over lunch

Monday, June 27, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Join us in the Treehouse for Board Games over lunch! Games are provided, but feel free to bring your own!

BRW’s 9th Annual Art Auction

Friday, July 15th, 2022

Over the past nine years, BRW has hosted an annual Art Auction to raise money for our CANstruction team in their effort to support the North Texas Food Bank. All proceeds from the Art Auction will help purchase cans for our design and donation. More details on our social channels.

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TEEX Annual Municipal Vendor Show

July 23, 2022

BRW Attendees: Ray Holliday, Principal of College Station & Rechelle Parker, HR Director

Come see first-hand the products and services that are available including fire and EMS apparatus, tools, apparel, technology, and more. More than 130 exhibitors will be on display—the largest of which is the Municipal Vendor Show at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University. ​

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FRI | Fire Rescue International

August 24 – August 26, 2022

Each summer, thousands of the most prominent fire and emergency service leaders from across North America and around the globe come to FRI to learn, network and collaborate together. We are thrilled to be heading back to San Antonio for #FRI2022!

BRW Attendees: Ray Holliday, Principal of College Station | Fred Clifford, Associate Principal of Dallas Civic | Carol Kesler, Senior Associate of Dallas Civic

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CANstruction 2022

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Canstruction® was founded in 1992 by the late Cheri Melillo and colleagues from the Society for Design Administration (SDA) working in tandem with the American Institute of Architects. The vision for Canstruction® is to unite the design, engineering and construction industry through a unique and fun medium that would provide canned food to the North Texas Food Bank. Over Canstruction Dallas’ 23 year history, they have provided 1.5 million cans for those in need!

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