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Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted June 1, 2017
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.
Belgium honors Texas A&M alum, hero who fought in World War II

WWII hero, alum Peña honored by Belgium princess

posted December 8, 2016
Former Aggie corpsman William Merriweather Peña '42, who led a heavy weapons platoon through dense, snow-covered European forests in the Battle of the Bulge, was presented with one of Belgium's highest honors at a Dec. 7, 2016 Rudder Theatre ceremony.
Filmmaker discussed making  virtual reality movies Nov. 28

Oculus filmmaker discussed creating virtual reality movies

posted November 22, 2016
Virtual reality movies created by Oculus Story Studio that dazzle headset-clad viewers with a 360-degree view of a filmmaker’s computer-generated world will be discussed by studio supervisor Chris Horne 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Langford C105 at Texas A&M University.
Architecture college grads lead 14 companies in 2016 Aggie 100 list

College alums head 14 Aggie 100 firms

posted November 17, 2016
Twenty former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture lead 14 companies in the 2016 Aggie 100, a list of the fastest-growing firms owned or led by Aggie graduates compiled annually for the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
Esteemed former students help create college leadership minor

Esteemed former students create leadership minor

posted November 16, 2016
A group of distinguished leaders from the design and construction industry, all of them Texas A&M former students, recently designed a supplemental curriculum to help aspiring College of Architecture students become tomorrow’s industry leaders.
Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted November 14, 2016
Former students are invited to submit news 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, or whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.
Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA chapter

Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA

posted November 11, 2016
Described as a “powerhouse” in Houston architecture, studioMET, a design/build firm led by former environmental design students Stephen Andrews and Shawn Gottschalk, earned 2016 Firm of the Year honors from Houston AIA.
Class Acts: Former student news

Former student report activities

posted September 30, 2016
Former students are invited to submit news 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, or whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.
Preservationist tapped as interim head of architecture department

Noted preservationist named interim head of architecture dept.

posted September 1, 2016
Bob Warden, a Texas A&M professor of architecture who headed numerous research projects at historic sites as the director of Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation, has been named interim head of the university’s Department of Architecture.
Former CHUD director Van Zandt takes reins of LAUP department

Former CHUD head Van Zandt named LAUP dept. head

posted September 1, 2016
Shannon van Zandt, an experienced administrator, prolific researcher and professor of urban planning, becomes the new interim head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning in fall 2016.
College to honor outstanding alumni at October 14 ceremony

College to honor outstanding alumni at Oct. 14 ceremony

posted July 26, 2016
Seven former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture who have risen to the top of their respective fields while making significant public service contributions will be honored as outstanding alumni during a Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 banquet at Traditions Club in Bryan.
Viz prof earns prestigious honor from university teaching center

University teaching center recognizes viz prof with award

posted July 22, 2016
As a 2016-17 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar, Felice House, assistant professor of visualization, will further sharpen her considerable teaching skills by traveling to two prestigious events for art educators next year.
Dean announces professorship and fellowship appointments

New holders of professorships announced by dean

posted July 21, 2016
New appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed professorships and fellowships, which support their holders’ teaching, research and service initiatives, have been announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
Rodiek inducted as CELA Fellow, Ndubisi named top U.S. educator

Profs Rodiek, Ndubisi garner high honors at 2016 CELA confab

posted June 29, 2016
Texas A&M faculty and students garnered several distinguished honors at the CELA Conference held last Spring in Utah, including the induction of Jon Rodiek into the council’s Academy of Fellows and an Outstanding Educator Award for Forster Ndubisi.
Former college administrator reshaped OU design programs

Former administrator reshaped design programs at OU

posted February 16, 2016
Charles Graham, 64, a former administrator and member of the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty who had been serving as dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma since 2008, died Feb. 12, 2016 surrounded by family.