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Join Freese and Nichols on Tuesday, Sept. 1 for the Envision™ Sustainability Professional Credentialing Class. This one-day training course, led by two of Freese and Nichols’ sustainability experts, will prepare participants to take the Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) exam. This class will include a detailed look at each of the Envision™ credit categories,...

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Congratulations to Alfre​d Vidaurri, who was honored at an investiture ceremony on Friday, May 15 at the American Institute of Architects Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alfred was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows​, a program recognizing those "who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession." AIA explains that "election to Fellowship not only recognizes...

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Chief Information Officer ​Gary Soward, CAD Coordinators Mike Gardner and David Thompson and 3D Visualization Coordinator Claudio Branch​ visited the University of Texas at Arlington's FabLab on Wednesday, June 3. UTA opened the facility last fall, located on the first floor of the campus central library. The lab offers 3D printing capabilities for students, faculty and the public, and an expansion is already underway...

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Tags3D Printers, Virtual Reality, 3D Scanning, Laser Cutting, UTA, University of Texas at Arlington, UTA FabLab,

The City of Edmond, Oklahoma, with its well-defined main street, already had big ideas about redeveloping historic downtown. The City and the Central Edmond Urban District Board (CEUDB) had developed and adopted two separate plans – in 1998 and 2011 – for revitalizing the urban core.

Despite the work accomplished in both plans in setting a vision for the City, Edmond was still struggling with precisely how to reach this vision. The City had


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Congratulations to Claudio Branch, 3D Visualization Coordinator, Fort Worth, who has two photos recognized in the annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Bridge Photo Contest.

His photo of the City of Fort Worth's Seventh Street Bridge, designed by TxDOT, was selected as a finalist for the Viewer's Choice Award, along with just 17 other photos of bridges around the world. To vote for Claudio's photo, visit the contest page and click on the Viewer’s Choice Voting tab, then click the Vote button on the photo....

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Congratulations to our clients at Parker County, recognized with a Public Works Project of the Year award for Aledo Trail, Transportation category, $2 million - $5 million division. Judge Mark Riley accepted the honor at the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter Annual Conference banquet on Thursday, June 25.

Alan Greer, Judge Mark Riley and TPWA President Kristina Ramirez at the Annual Conference...

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Congratulations to Staron Faucher, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, who has passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam. He was required to be a member of the American Planning Association, meet education and experience requirements and pass the exam to earn the certification.

Staron joins seven other certified planners at Freese and Nichols: Shad Comeaux, Erica Craycraft-...

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Congratulations to Chelsea Irby, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, who received the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) 2015 Outstanding Planning Student Award.​ She accepted the honor at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA) awards banquet on Wednesday, April 22. 

The award is by professor nomination only. The...

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