Texas A&M’s landscape architecture programs were once again ranked prominently in an annual report on nation’s best design programs compiled by the Design Futures Council, a global network of design professionals.
Volunteers for BUILD, a service organization led by Texas A&M construction science and environmental design students, are busy transforming shipping containers into mobile medical clinics to serve people in need around the world, including Syrian refugees in Greece.
As part of GIS Day at Texas A&M, the public helped artists, geographers and urban planners map some of the less tangible features of the Bryan/College Station landscape as they work to create a geospatial record of the region’s emotional topography.
The characteristics of new “smart” materials that, with further development, could harvest energy, water and air when embedded in a building’s exterior, are the focus of a two-year, $240,000 National Science Foundation study undertaken by TAMU faculty and students.
The award-winning residential designs of Austin-based Alterstudio are showcased in “6 Houses,” an exhibit running through Jan. 19, 2016 in Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A at Texas A&M University.
Can moving to an activity-friendly neighborhood enhance the health of previously sedentary residents? That’s one of many questions at the intersection of public health and the built environment to be considered by researchers in a $2.7 million active living study.
Through next summer Wright Gallery patrons will experience drawings of increasingly inundated landscapes, a room-sized architectural installation, art protesting sexism, and exhibits featuring residential home designs and Texas landscape photography.