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Facilities Practice Leader Alfred Vidaurri was elected secretary of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) ​ this past summer at the organization's annual business meeting.

NCARB , which is made up of the architectural licensing boards of 54 states and territories, develops and administers national programs for licensure candidates and architects.

Alfred, a longtime member of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners , chaired...

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Congratulations to Tanner Griffin for receiving his Coating Inspector Program Level 1 certification from the NACE International Institute , formerly the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

Tanner is now certified to inspect coatings on all types of surfaces, including concrete and steel.

Tanner joins three other certified coating inspectors at Freese and Nichols. Tanner also works in Construction Services out of our Austin office.

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Congratulations to Nabila Nur, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, who passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam.

AICP is the American Planning Association's professional institute that provides education and certification for professional planners in ethics, professional development, planning education and the standards of planning practice. To become a certified planner, APA members must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass a written examination.

Nabila joins 11 other...

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Freese and Nichols will have five presentations Nov. 1-3 at the American Planning Association Texas Chapter conference. Catch Freese and Nichols’ presentations below.


Doing Your Job - Commissioner Roles and Ethical Behavior

Who: Edmund Haas, AICP, Freese and Nichols Ann Bagley, FAICP, Bagley Associates Douglas P. Schomburg, AICP, City of Sugar Land When: 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday What: As appointed and...

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Congratulations to Shad Comeaux and Michelle Queen, who were recently elected to the Board of Officers for the Houston Section of the American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter.

Shad will serve as Director-Elect and Michelle as Secretary; both will take office Nov. 1 and serve a two-year term. Following his two years, Shad will serve an additional two years as Section Director.

Shad and Michelle...

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URISA Texas will host two workshops on how to develop an asset management system to improve performance, reduce long-term costs and maximize returns on investment.

The first will be Nov. 2 at the Esri office in San Antonio, and the second will be Nov. 3 at the Freese and Nichols Austin office . Early registration is open through Oct. 15.

Allen Ibaugh ,...

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For the first time ever, Freese and Nichols will have a team exhibit at the National Organization of Minority Architects conference.

Shad Comeaux, Alexis Garcia and Tiffany McLeod will present “Beyond the Building, Keeping Urban Design In Mind” at the 45th NOMA Convention and Expo Oct. 11-14 in Houston.

Shad Comeaux Alexis Garcia Tiffany McLeod

The session will tackle the importance of urban design by...

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URISA Texas will host “Creating and Using Custom Soils Databases Using ArcGIS Desktop” from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 26.

Attendees will learn how to download large quantities of soil data, build gSSURGO databases for custom areas of interest and create soil maps for more than 160 soil properties using the Soil Data Development ArcToolbox, which was offered from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service...

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