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Former students share news with the College of Architecture

Former students report activities

posted January 17, 2016
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.
Former student’s research shows path to improved patient care

Former student’s project shows path to better healthcare

posted August 21, 2015
Nurses with access to private break areas could experience significant stress reduction and raised job satisfaction, potentially leading to improved care for the patients they serve, said Adeleh Nejati '15, a former Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, in her Ph.D. dissertation.
Former student heading School of Architecture at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech School of Architecture led by former student

posted July 10, 2015
Scott Marble ‘83, an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Architecture, is emphasizing creative collaboration, diversity, and the use of new technology at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, where he began as the school’s chairman July 1, 2015.
Awards roll in for former student’s ‘human-sized’ birdhouse design

Former student’s ‘birdhouse’ design garners honors

posted July 7, 2015
A ‘human-sized’ birdhouse temporarily on display at a San Antonio park in 2014, designed by former Texas A&M design student Patrick Winn, delighted park visitors and racked up numerous honors including a design award from the Texas Society of Architects.
Former student seeking funds to develop refugee camp flooring

Funds needed for refugee camp flooring project

posted July 2, 2015
A former student and a fellow designer are hoping to raise $50,000 before July 15, 2015 to continue developing a durable, low-cost flooring system they designed to improve the lives of the millions of refugees who live in camps throughout the globe.
CoSci prof earns outstanding  reviewer award from journal

CoSci prof earns journal award for first-rate reviews

posted July 1, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Kunhee Choi, assistant professor of construction science at Texas A&M, has been named an outstanding reviewer of academic papers submitted to a leading construction engineering and management journal.
Former students help build top sand sculptures in AIA contest

Former students help build best entries in sandcastle contest

posted July 1, 2015
Sand sculptures depicting dinosaurs, dragons and Dr. Seuss characters built with help from former students at snagged the top two awards in an annual sandcastle building competition hosted by the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Former design faculty member left academic, professional legacy

Former prof left legacy in academic, professional worlds

posted June 26, 2015
James Patterson, a former architecture student and faculty member who helped launch Texas A&M’s graduate architecture program in the 1960s died May 29, 2015 in Norman, Okla. after a sudden illness. He was 77.
College to honor six outstanding alumni at October 23 ceremony

College to honor outstanding alumni at Oct. 23 ceremony

posted June 24, 2015
Six former students from Texas A&M’s 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 an Oct. 23, 2015 banquet at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan.
Greer revered as leader, mentor to generations of aspiring architects

Greer remembered as beloved mentor of architecture students

posted June 15, 2015
John Only Greer ’55, a celebrated architectural educator, industry leader and mentor to generations of aspiring Texas A&M architecture students, passed away June 12, 2015.
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.