Gov. Perry appoints former student to
Texas Board of Architectural Examiners


Debra Dockery, a former student at Texas A&M’s College of Architecure, has been tapped by Texas governor Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, which regulates the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design throughout the state.

Dockery, president of Debra J. Dockery, Architect, P.C. in San Antonio, earned a Master of Architecture degree in 1977 and a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in 1975 from Texas A&M. She will serve on the TBAE through 2017.

Notable Alamo City projects designed by Dockery’s firm include the Jean Yates Community Center, the restoration of the Japanese Tea Garden Pagoda, three new elementary school campuses for Southside ISD and a new property and evidence facility for the city’s police department.

Dockery will join new TBAE members Paula Ann Miller, president of P.A. Miller Consulting, Inc., and Sonya Odell, an advisor at consulting firm Wayne O’Neill and Associates.

"On behalf of the staff of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners," said Cathy L. Hendricks, TBAE executive director, "I'd like to welcome our three new members and we look forward to protecting the interests of the people of Texas."

Dockery was president of the San Antonio chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1993, vice-president of the Texas Society of Architects in 2004 and has also served on numerous TSA committees.

She is a former a board member of San Antonio Habitat for Humanity and the Healy-Murphy Community Advisory Board, and is a past business representative on the Southside ISD Improvement Council.

Dockery has also done pro bono work for Habitat for Humanity, San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries and Three Oaks Volunteer Fire Station.

She has supported young people interested in a career in architecture and emerging young architecture professionals through her many speaking engagements and mentoring efforts.

She has been a keynote speaker for a gathering of women architects in Monterrey, Mexico, presented programs at Pace Summer Camp for At-Risk Students, participated in the Heritage Education Program, volunteered as an instructor in preparation seminars for architectural registration exams and spoken on opportunities for minorities and women in architecture at numerous high school career orientations.

The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners is a multi-profession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. The agency was created in 1937 by the 45th Legislature in the aftermath of the New London School explosion in which 295 students and teachers were killed.


— Posted: June 13, 2011—

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, or 979.458.0442.


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