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Antonio G. Naylor Earns Certified Educational Facility Planner Designation

Washington, DC (May 12, 2014)

Antonio G. Naylor, Senior Project Manager at Fromberg Associates, Ltd., recently received the Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of a competent educational facility planner. The CEFP credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and identify those in the educational environment industry who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of educational facility planning.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI), creator of the CEFP credential, observed that “An individual who has been certified by CEFPI has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can appoint CEFPs with confidence that they have been examined for competence by our association.”

After meeting eligibility requirements and submitting an application, CEFP candidates must pass a rigorous CEFP exam. Once a candidate has earned the credential, they must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years, in addition to maintaining minimum continuing education units each year.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. CEFPI embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit www.cefpi.org.

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Fromberg Earns Certified Educational Facility Planner Designation

Washington, DC (November 21, 2013)

Randall E. Fromberg, AIA, President of Austin architecture firm Fromberg Associates, recently received the Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of a competent educational facility planner. The CEFP credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and identify those in the educational environment industry who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of educational facility planning.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI), creator of the CEFP credential, observed that “An individual who has been certified by CEFPI has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can appoint CEFPs with confidence that they have been examined for competence by our association.”

After meeting eligibility requirements and submitting an application, CEFP candidates must pass a rigorous CEFP exam. Once a candidate has earned the credential, they must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years, in addition to maintaining minimum continuing education units each year.

As of today, there are 91 professionals with the CEFP and The Council looks forward to the next test in December where a number of candidates will be taking the exam.

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. CEFPI embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit www.cefpi.org.

Our Bloomington ISD Safe Room and Athletic Facility project is getting more attention, this time from PR Buzz:

The new Athletic Complex, designed by architects Fromberg Associates, LTD of Austin, Texas will be utilized as a gymnasium and will also function as a FEMA-compliant* safe shelter with capacity for 705 occupants.

The team, which also includes ES2 Engineering as the mechanical engineer, worked in concert with Bloomington's officials on the design, engineering and now construction of the dome, which is being built through the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative under the direction of the Texas Department of Emergency Management, funded through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Randy Fromberg offers a little expertise on fabric ducting to Construction Equipment:

When thinking of building materials, we think of wood, steel and concrete. Fabric is for the interior decorator. But according to Randall E. Fromberg, president of Fromberg Associates Ltd., fabric duct is the fastest growing air distribution alternative in open-ceiling architecture designs, which include warehouses, industrial plants, big box retail, sports arenas, gymnasiums, and large lobbies.

While many architects and consulting engineers still don't specify fabric ductwork, the architect firm Fromberg Associates Ltd. of Austin has specified fabric duct in over 10 gymnasiums and cafeterias it has designed over the last eight years.

"I guess we're a little more cutting edge than some other architects; we are always looking for ways to add value to our client's budget," Fromberg admitted.

The Victoria Advocate has covered our Bloomington ISD Safe Room and Athletic Facility project.

The Bloomington school district board at a special meeting Monday sorted through plans for a dome-covered gym that would also serve as a shelter space in case of natural disasters.

The $2.4 million project would be funded by the district's fund balance and money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA would contribute $1.8 million to the shelter space, while the district would contribute $600,000.

 

Our Burnet High School project has sparked some flattering comments by McGraw Hill's Texas Construction:

The new high school under construction by American Constructors of Austin in nearby Burnet would make many us who spent the majority of our teen years in a large and sometimes monolithic structure want to go back to the future and do it all again. Designed to serve some 1,400 students within 250,000 sq. ft., the school-on a scenic Hill Country site-is divided into six buildings with distinct, separate functions. With expansive lawns, plazas, patios, a pavilion and an open-air amphitheater as well as covered walkways connecting the six structures, the larger-than-average school will possess a collegiate ambience.

"It gives the school a more human scale," said architect Randy Fromberg of Fromberg Associates Ltd. The Austin firm specializes in designing K-12 schools and has found that with secondary schools the campus approach creates a more welcoming environment.

"Rather than one humongous, massive building, the client wanted to break it up and make it more like a junior college campus," said Joe Charlton, project manager for American Constructors.