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LIGHTING THE WAY AT JOHN T. WHITE ELEMENTARY

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BRW was recently published in American School & University Magazine’s February addition.  Click here to view the article, “Lighting the Way to Better Education,” written by Anne Hildenbrand, AIA and Lisa Lamkin, AIA.

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WHIDBY PROGRESS

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An important milestone has been reached for the Tina E. Whidby Elementary School Renovation project in the Houston Independent School District.  The reverse halo-lit signage has been installed and the screen wall tile for the new entry plaza and bus drop-off has been completed.  We look forward to the finalized photos of the entire project!

POSTED BY: LARRY WATKINS, AIA

A SNEAK PEEK AT WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL

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New Addition

Dallas Independent School District’s Woodrow Wilson High School opened for the 2013 spring semester with a new addition and a fresh renovation.  Although the official grand opening will not occur until April, we thought we might share a few sneak peak pictures.  We’ll be sure to give you the full photo tour once the grass greens up!

New Windows

Restored Light Fixtures

Restored Light Fixtures

CEFPI AWARD IMPACTS COMMUNITY

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Last Wednesday, I had the honor of attending the ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremony for the FWISD Polytechnic High School Garden.  After receiving the $5000 grant last summer from The CEFPI North Texas Chapter IMPACT Award, it was exciting to see the student and faculty putting the money to use.

As the 20 or so students gathered to take pictures and share cookies in the courtyard, I was reminded how a simple garden and community project can do so much for the average teen today.  Nice job CEFPI; great IMPACT on the community!

POSTED BY: MALIA NIX

REBORN ON THE BAYOU

BRW principal, Lisa Lamkin AIA and Senior Associate Anne Hildenbrand, AIA  recently published an article entitled “Reborn on the Bayou” in the October issue of College Planning and Management Magazine.  Click here to view the article about the renovation of Houston’s San Jacinto Memorial Building for Houston Community College.

TEXAS A&M – COMMERCE, MUSIC BUILDING WINS AWARD

The Texas A&M Commerce Music Building received an Outstanding Design Award from the American School and University Magazine.  Congratulations to the team and to Texas A&M.  Click here to view the submission online.

PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY

I was recently honored to serve as Principal for a Day at Raul Quintanilla Sr. Middle SchoolPrincipal for a Day is a Dallas Independent School District project that brings community leaders into schools across the district.  It was truly inspirational to witness firsthand, the dedication and professionalism of the faculty and staff.  After morning announcements, I observed a student success team meeting.  All of a student’s teachers team with a counselor to ensure a focused and coordinated team approach to coaching the student through their academic challenges. It is a method that seems sure to lead the way to student success.  In visiting several classrooms, I saw passionate, talented teachers and engaged students.  I may have only been a principal for one day but in that I felt privileged to witness just a small part of the day to day for several teachers and administrators within the Dallas Independent School District.

An early morning start and warm welcome lead to a meeting with the community liaison, PTA and SBDM meeting with the Principal, Assistant Principal and Principal for a Day.

Teachers hard at work planning their team’s daily learning objectives for the next six weeks.

Sharing our experience with Superintendent Miles (from left to right: Lisa Lamkin,AIA, Superintendent Mike Miles, Principal Luis Valdez.

POSTED BY: LISA W. LAMKIN, AIA