Robyn Popa receives A4LE Southern Region Award

Robyn Popa, a Principal at Pfluger, has received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Southern Region, representing the South Texas Chapter. This award is bestowed to a member that showcases exceptional service within their chapter. Nominees were submitted during the 2018 Southern Region Conference, held in Waco, Texas.   The Association for Learning Environments is a professional 501 (c)(3) non-profit association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn. To learn more about the … Read more

Long-awaited ACC campus about to open in Leander

This article originally appeared in the Austin Statesman by Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, on 5/25/18, Original Story Leander has been waiting a long time for this. Thirty-three years after property owners in the Leander school district began paying taxes to Austin Community College, ACC is about to open a campus here. Dubbed San Gabriel, for the river fed by a nearby tributary, the campus will host a grand opening celebration Wednesday, with classes starting Aug. 27. ACC’s architects, Pfluger and SmithGroupJJR, designed a three-story, 111,404-square-foot … Read more

Dining and Culinary Arts at Southwest Legacy High School

This article originally appeared on Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine by The Donna Boss on 5/1/18, Original Story Rapid population growth in San Antonio’s Southwest Independent School District necessitated adding new schools. One of these new schools, Southwest Legacy High School (SLHS), opened its doors in August 2017. It is the first new high school built south of Highway 90 in 40 years and the second high school in the district. “We designed the school so students can move easily from the … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Student at a School-of-Choice

What does a typical day look like for a student at San Antonio Independent School District? Robyn Popa, a Principal at Pfluger, shadowed an eighth-grade student at Rhodes Middle School to find out, and then reported back to our office in a “lunch and learn” presentation. Here’s what she learned: Rhodes is a “Technology & Media Internal Charter” school for SAISD, which means its students can choose to attend the campus (via an application process). The school follows a traditional … Read more

7th Elementary for Hutto ISD Breaks Ground

On a cold but exciting afternoon, Hutto ISD district staff, community members, and our Pfluger team gathered on the site of the 7th elementary school for the district, Benjamin “Doc” Kerley Elementary. This elementary school’s design will become the new prototype for the district. The project is designed to focus on the district’s new project-based learning initiative. “It was a cold afternoon, but the great turnout of our community partners is an indication of the warm heart for students and … Read more