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.
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.
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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.
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.