Gabriella Bermea Awarded Southern Region 2021 Scholarship for A4LE Annual Conference

(Austin, Texas) – VLK Architects Project Designer, Gabriella Bermea, Associate AIA, LEED AP, has been awarded the Southern Region 2021 Scholarship for the annual A4LE LearningSCAPES Conference to be held this October 14-18, in Denver, CO. The conference brings school planners, educators, and school design professionals together to discuss ideas and issues related to planning and designing schools today.

“I have been attending A4LE local chapter tours since 2016 and have practiced mostly within the K-12/Texas public school markets. Being the daughter of a public school educator, I appreciate thoughtful facilities and knew educational architecture was the path for me. I have incredible mentors within VLK Architects who have supported and encouraged my involvement within the organization resulting in project experience in design, programming, long-range facility and bond planning, and business development,” said Bermea.

Each year, one or more eligible individuals from the Southern Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) is selected to receive a maximum amount of $1,200 to apply toward registration, travel, and/or hotel costs as needed for the annual conference. The A4LE Southern Advisory Board seeks applicants who show interest in furthering their knowledge and expertise in educational facility planning and the advancement of the A4LE mission.

“Gabby’s conscientious detail helps her thrive as she works to provide the best learning environments for our clients. She demonstrates consistent dedication and creativity throughout the design process and believes in continuous learning. This scholarship could not have been awarded to a more outstanding teammate!” said Dalane E. Bouillion, Ed.D., Chief Development Officer for VLK Architects.

Gabriella is active in various other organizations such as the Texas Society of Architects, AIA Austin, Latinos in Architecture, and NOMA. She enjoys serving on the TxA EDI Committee, as an ACE Mentor Program of America – Austin Board Member, and an NCARB Experience Committee. To learn more about the A4LE 2021 LearningSCAPES Conference, click here:

About VLK Architects: With offices throughout Texas, VLK Architects provides architecture, planning, and interior design services to automotive, K-12, higher education, corporate, and institutional clients throughout Texas. For more information, please visit our website: