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    Charter Schools: What the AEC Industry Needs to Know

    February 01, 2018
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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    Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
    1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com
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    According to a recent article published by WRAL, NC Charter schools enrolled nearly 90,000 students in more than 170 schools and saw an increase in student population of 11,437 while traditional public schools saw enrollment fall by 5,562 students.

    For parents Charter schools provide another option of how their students will be educated. The Charter allows the school operational autonomy to pursue specific educational objectives. This autonomy also provides the school decision-making authority over matters that traditional public schools do not have, such as funding and zoning limitations.

    But does this autonomy and flexibility impact planning, renovation and construction? What is their procurement process and how do they get funding? What do Charter schools want in an Architect and General Contractor? Do they prefer CM at Risk versus another method and why?

    These questions and more will be answered by our panelists as they share their experiences and insight on Charter schools and help us to understand what the AEC industry needs to know in order to be part of their growth.

    Moderator:

    Tom Balke, AIA, LEED AP
    Partner & Studio Principal, Schools

    Tom leads a team of architects, planners and designers dedicated to the design of pre-K through 12th grade learning environments. As a Studio Principal in Little’s Community Practice, he and his team focus on projects in the traditional public, public charter, private and faith-based school markets.

    Throughout his 29 years in school design and construction, Tom has honed his expertise in programming schools, as well as site and building master planning.  He continues to further his knowledge of educational design and share that knowledge whenever possible, serving as adjunct professor at UNC Charlotte, and presenting at conferences around the globe such as A4LE, the School Buildings Expo, NAIS, and the  North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools.

     

    THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM SPONSOR:

    If you have any questions, please contact Sara Snavely at 704.602.8600 or sara.snavely@timmons.com.


    Cancellation/Refund Policy
    Cancellations made 72-hours prior to the event will receive a refund. Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.

    Tickets

    $35.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte Chapter
    $55.00 after 9:00 am January 29

    $65.00 Non-member Ticket
    $85.00 after 9:00 am January 29

    $35.00 Member Ticket - Other Chapter
    $55.00 after 9:00 am January 29

    Future Meetings

    Charter Schools: What the AEC Industry Needs to Know

    February 01, 2018
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

    Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
    1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com

    Come listen to our distinguished panelists discuss how Charter schools impact the AEC industry and how we can be a part of their growth.

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