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Profs publish book of steps to increase community resilience

Profs publish book with steps to raise community resilience

posted October 21, 2014
Procedures to create resilient communities — places that avoid, absorb and recover quickly from natural disasters — are detailed in a new book co-authored by four urban planning educators at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Ndubisi book compiles classic, contemporary planning essays

Ndubisi’s new book compiles 150 years of planning essays

posted October 21, 2014
A new book of classic and contemporary writings illustrating key themes shaping the theory and practice of ecological design and planning, compiled by Texas A&M urban planning professor Forster Ndubisi, will be available this December.
Entrepreneurs deliver keynote, workshop at 2014 symposium

Entrepreneurs to highlight 2014 research symposium

posted October 21, 2014
Entrepreneurs from Changing Environments, a Boston company that develops “smart,” solar-powered public spaces that cater to mobile device users, will keynote the College of Architecture's Monday, Oct. 27 research symposium and lead a workshop.
‘Battle for Turkey Creek’ film highlights Sustainability Day

‘Turkey Creek’ film to highlight Campus Sustainability Day

posted October 20, 2014
“Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek,” a documentary chronicling a decade-long struggle of Gulfport, Miss. residents to stop a land development project threatening their neighborhood, will be screened at 5 p.m., Oct. 22, in Evans Library Annex.
College to spotlight faculty research at annual symposium

College to spotlight faculty research at annual symposium

posted October 14, 2014
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 16th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” is scheduled Oct. 27 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.
Trailer built at design lab to aid software tests in drone-assisted roof damage assessments

Lab-built trailer to aid drone-assisted roof damage check

posted October 14, 2014
A trailer, custom-built at Texas A&M’s Automated Fabrication & Design Lab, is helping an insurance company test software used to evaluate storm-damaged roofs from a drone-mounted camera.
Graduate architecture program earns 8-year accreditation term

Grad architecture program accredited for eight-year term

posted October 14, 2014
The Master of Architecture program at Texas A&M University is making strong, unique contributions to architectural education, according to experts from the National Architectural Accrediting Board team who reviewed the program last fall.
Live Lab developing interactive educational video games

Faculty, students further game-based learning in LIVE Lab

posted October 9, 2014
If an interdisciplinary team of Texas A&M faculty has its way, video game-based learning will become an integral part of education, enhancing critical thinking skills and learning outcomes for students at all levels.
Lab’s video games could change lecture/test mode of learning

Lab’s video games could change main mode of teaching

posted October 9, 2014
Art history students are learning about Renaissance art this fall while playing a video game, “The ARTé Project,” a prototype educational game developed by Texas A&M’s new Learning Interactive Visualizations Experience lab to demonstrate a fun, alternative way to learn.
Downtown Bryan earns cultural badge with help of IAC fellows

IAC fellows help downtown Bryan earn culture badge

posted October 9, 2014
Downtown Bryan’s recent designation as a Texas Cultural District was achieved with the help of community fellows from the Institute of Applied Creativity at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Study eyes influence of STEM activities on children for underrepresented groups

Study eyes how STEM activities influence kids

posted September 30, 2014
Elementary school children will soon be performing fun tasks designed to stoke their interest in science, technology, engineering and math and perhaps place them on a technology-oriented career path as part of a study led by Francis Quek, professor of visualization.
New lab focuses on assistive technology, interconnectivity

New lab focuses on interconnectivity, assistive technology

posted September 30, 2014
Many futurists envision a world where computing isn’t limited to desktops and mobile devices but rather a ubiquitous function of everyday items — appliances, cars, coffee mugs, clothing, sprinkler systems — all networked into an “Internet of everything.”
Fall 2014 architecture lectures  draw design luminaries to campus

Fall 2014 lecture series brings design luminaries to campus

posted September 30, 2014
A diverse group of architectural designers, educators and artists will share their knowledge and experiences with students during the Texas A&M Department of Architecture’s Fall 2014 Lecture Series scheduled 5:45 p.m. in the Preston Geren Auditorium on the dates noted.
Department of Architecture to host Aggie Reception at annual TSA Convention in Houston

RSVP to attend Aggie TSA reception in Houston Nov. 6

posted September 30, 2014
Former students and friends of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture are invited to the annual Aggie TSA reception at the 75th annual Texas Society of Architects Convention and Design Expo in Houston.
Weekday shuttle ferrying riders between Langford and Riverside

New shuttle route established between Langford, Riverside

posted September 20, 2014
A weekday shuttle now carries students to and from the Langford Architecture Center and the College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Laboratory at Texas A&M's Riverside Campus.

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