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Smith elevated construction education at Texas A&M, gathered industry partners

Dept. head, prof Jim Smith elevated CoSci at Texas A&M

posted April 22, 2015
Jim Smith, who elevated construction education at Texas A&M by establishing partnerships with leading builders and providing award-winning classroom instruction as a professor and former head of the Department of Construction Science, passed away April 20, 2015.
Mixed-media collages, paintings explore urban path of L.A. River

Wright Gallery art show explores urban journey of L.A. River

posted April 20, 2015
An exhibit of images by Michelle Robinson ’91, portraying the urban journey of the Los Angeles River, is on display from April 28 - June 5 at the Wright Gallery.
Outstanding alum to lecture on de-urbanization in South Africa

Noted South African developer to lecture on de-urbanization

posted April 20, 2015
Chris Mulder, one of South Africa’s top environmental designers and an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, will present “De-Urbanization: Creating Sustainable Rural New Towns” at 5:45 p.m. April 29 in Scoates Hall Room 208.
First scholarship endowed by former viz student is created

First scholarship endowed by former Vizzer is established

posted March 31, 2015
The first scholarship endowed by a former visualization student has been established by Gracie Arenas Strittmatter, who earned a Master of Science in Visualization at Texas A&M in 2008.
RSVP for May 14 Aggie Reception at 2015 AIA conference in Atlanta

College, architecture dept. hosting Aggie reception in Atlanta

posted March 27, 2015
Texas A&M former students and friends are invited to join their former classmates and professors at the annual Aggie AIA Reception to be held in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects' 2015 national convention in Atlanta.
Former students’ short film to be screened at film fest in Germany

Former students’ 3-D film to be screened at German film festival

posted March 25, 2015
An award-winning, 3-D short film created by two former Texas A&M visualization students has been selected for screening in a prestigious German film festival.
Six former students, former prof named to AIA College of Fellows

Six former students, Former prof named to College of Fellows

posted March 24, 2015
Six former Texas A&M College of Architecture students and a former faculty member recently elevated to the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows will be recognized at the June AIA conference in Atlanta.
Architect, war hero William Peña named distinguished alumnus

Architect, war hero William Peña named distinguished alum

posted March 13, 2015
William Peña ’42, whose legendary architectural career followed a harrowing tour of duty in World War II, is the recipient of a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University.
Prof, former student listed with top ten in Healthcare Design

Prof, former student listed with top 10 in Healthcare Design

posted March 10, 2015
A Texas A&M College of Architecture professor and former student were honored by Healthcare Design magazine editors in their annual list of iindividuals and organizations who made the most significant mark in healthcare design in the past year.
Former student’s startup creating mobile virtual reality application

Former student’s startup creating virtual reality app

posted February 16, 2015
Virtual reality will transform every industry over the next decade or two, according to the CEO of a group investing in a VR startup co-founded by former student Chris Wheeler, who earned a Master of Science in Visualization degree at Texas A&M in 2009.
Former students share news with the College of Architecture

Former students report activities

posted January 31, 2015
Former students are invited to submit items for the Class Acts section of the arch|one e-newsletter, which highlights professional achievements, as well as news briefs about marriages, births, retirements and whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.
Outstanding alumnus, leading builder Brice Hill dies Jan. 15

Outstanding alum, well-known builder Brice Hill dies Jan. 15

posted January 21, 2015
Brice Hill, an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture who became a leader in the construction industry during a career that lasted nearly four decades, died Jan. 15 from complications of diabetes.
Belgian war museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggies

Belgian museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggie soldiers

posted January 12, 2015
The heroism and bravery of five Texas A&M former students who helped repel Germany’s final major World War II offensive is honored in a new multimedia exhibit in Bastogne, Belgium. The honorees include William Peña, who earned an architecture degree in 1942.
AIA Fellow Duffy Stanley ’48 dies, leaving notable legacy in El Paso

FAIA Stanley ’48 leaves impressive legacy in El Paso

posted November 26, 2014
Duffy Stanley, 91, who earned a bachelor of architecture degree at Texas A&M in 1948, passed away Sept. 27, 2014 after decades of shaping the El Paso, Texas region with his design, planning and preservation efforts.
‘Mystery of Art’ exhibits features college prof’s art at Wright Gallery

Wright Gallery show explores ‘Mystery of Art’ through Dec. 20

posted November 14, 2014
“Mystery of Art,” an exhibit featuring drawings and paintings by Russell Reid ‘89, runs through Dec. 20 at the Wright Gallery on the second floor of building A in the Langford Architecture Center. A reception for Reid will be held at the gallery 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.