Anne Hildenbrand, Accredited Learning Environment Planner
Big congrats are in order!
We have great news to share! Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, has recently received the Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) designation. This professional certification reflects Anne’s commitment to the planning, designing, and maintenance of educational environments. As Associate Principal for BRW Architects, Anne leads many of our education studio’s most complex projects. She brings strong consensus-building skills and especially enjoys working with individuals who possess talents, skills, and knowledge that differs from her own.
Read more about Anne and the huge accomplishment:
I’m the daughter of two collegiate chemists and granddaughter of an artist. I have a little of both the science and art in me and grew up with an appreciation for both. I was born and raised in College Station, home of Texas A&M University, where my father was a Professor and my mother co-wrote many research papers with him. Both my parents were born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in the 1960s. Dad traveled a lot and spent most of his summers abroad and my mom, sister, and I spent our summers with my grandparents in Germany. My love of travel and art stems from my childhood and continues today.
Reasons/Goals for taking part in the Academy:
I am a learner by nature. The ALEP cohort has allowed me to delve more deeply into the intriguing subject of the learning environment! The cohort has strengthened my expertise in the practice of planning educational facilities and elevated my credibility in the Education industry. I have built life-long friendships through the highly collaborative process this past year. I find joy in working with others to achieve a common goal; especially individuals who possess talents, skills, and knowledge that differs from mine.
I am a licensed Architect and Associate Principal at BRW Architects. We have 125 plus employees with offices in Texas and California. I practice at our headquarters in Dallas, Texas. I have been at BRW for 23 years and enjoy the collaborative culture at BRW. I love the people and our clients and take great pride in the quality of our work.
I am starting year five of six on the A4LE North Texas Chapter Board. I am completing my Vice President role and look forward to continuing my role on the board as President starting in September 2020. My most valued accomplishment since I’ve been active in A4LE is receiving the 2018 Southern Region Cornerstone Award recognizing my contribution to our Chapter’s work for starting the A4LE UTA School Studio partnership.
When I’m not working, I spend time with my husband and two sons (Luke who is 12 and Ryan who is 10). Having two children has made me more aware of the impacts that educational design has on the students and teachers than practicing architecture. Because of this I have become a better listener and appreciate more the perspective of the learner and teacher (our clients)! The combination of parenting and learning from the research-based school studio partnership has been invaluable to my professional growth.