This spring, first-year Texas A&M environmental design students envisioned how future population needs of historic Siena, Italy could be met by building models of elevated urban environments atop existing buildings.
The iconoclastic designs of Modern master architect Victor Lundy will be researched by Susanneh Bieber, Texas A&M assistant professor of architecture and visualization with the help of a 2018 grant from the university’s Arts and Humanities Fellows Program.
Senior environmental design students recently designed and built small-scale prototypes for lightweight collapsible pavilions that could be deployed at full scale up to 400 square feet. The portable, transformable structures expand to form artistic, architecturally intriguing canopies.
Enabled by virtual reality technology, visitors to the recent Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas explored a historic Texas building demolished more than a century ago. The building was recreated as an immersive virtual model by Siva Ramadoss, a Master of Construction Management student.
A team of Texas A&M urban planners are investigating the value of allowing “citizen scientists” to collect environmental data for agencies charged with protecting lives and property in natural disasters as part of a two-year National Science Foundation study.
Empowered by virtual reality goggles, patrons of a year-culminating exhibit of visualization student work soared above clouds and performed other superhuman feats in immersive alternative worlds created in an interactive design studio at Texas A&M.
For the fourth consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions, second in the Southwest and first in Texas in lists created by Animation Career Review, a career resource website.
One of the world’s premier architects, Antoine Predock, whose buildings have earned universal acclaim, is one of seven renowned designers and educators scheduled to speak as part of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture's 2018 Spring Lecture Series.
Leading healthcare designers and administrators will explore the built environment’s effect on health and hospital facility design in the spring 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
David L. Pugh, who headed of the former Department of Urban and Regional Planning and helped shape dozens of Texas cities and thousands of minds throughout his four-decade teaching career, passed away Dec. 26, 2017 at 75.
Inspired by her passions for art theory and computer science, Sarah Brown, a senior Texas A&M visualization student from Ft. Worth, created a computer program for building new, exciting color palettes with harmonious hues.
Nominations for the 2018 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards, which honor exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accopmlishments, are due by March 1, 2018.
In the nation’s capital, congressional staff and professional meterologists heard Phil Berke, professor of urban planning, present research-based strategies aimed at heightening communities’ ability to withstand and recover from natural disasters.
To promote the arts at Texas A&M and beyond, the university’s Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts awarded more than $23,000 to university faculty for five art initiatives supporting exhibits, new classes and a book, announced AVPA director Weiling He.
Editor’s note: Texas lawmakers heard Shannon Van Zandt, professor of urban planning, describe the significant housing difficulties low-and moderate-income people face as they recover from devastation caused by August 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.
“ARTé Mecenas,” an instructional video game developed by Texas A&M visualization students to supplement art history courses, was recognized as one of the best “serious games” at a November educational technology conference.
As many plan their year-end charitable giving, the College of Architecture is focused on completing projects launched by former students in honor of faculty members who played a very special role in their education and in their personal and professional lives.
At Hack-a-thon ’18, a 24-hour anything goes creative problem-solving marathon Langford Architecture Center, registered teams vied for $5,000 in prize money while tackling issues of place, space and diversity.
Using magnets, yarn and striking graphic design, three Texas A&M visualization seniors created an interactive exhibit, “We are One,” to demonstrate the connectivity of the College of Architecture family.
In “Zootopia,” the Oscar-winning animated film where thousands of anthropomorphic animals coexist, Disney artist Brandon Jarratt, a former Texas A&M visualization student, used geographic information system software to craft the movie paradise.
Facility managers should rely on data-driven decision making, resolved a team led by Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, after an extensive review of technology’s relationship to facility management.