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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 architecture firm ranked best in the nation by AIA

Alum's firm tops AIA list of nation's best design businesses

posted November 11, 2015
An architecture firm led by Adrian Smith ’66, an outstanding alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, heads the 2015 Architect 50, a ranking of the nation’s top architecture firms compiled annually by the American Institute of Architects.
Eight companies on Aggie 100 list led by architecture college grads

Architecture college alumni head eight Aggie 100 firms

posted November 6, 2015
The 2015 Aggie 100 list of the fastest-growing companies owned or led by Texas A&M graduates includes eight businesses headed by graduates from the College of Architecture.
Shutterbug alumnus is one of world’s top wingsuit athletes

Former student is one of world’s top wingsuit athletes

posted October 23, 2015
Texas A&M former student and U.S. Marine Kyle Lobpries is one of the world’s best at wingsuit flying, a new extreme sport in which people “fly” to earth after jumping from an airplane or mountain perch wearing a wingsuit and a parachute.
Segner retiring after 46 years of teaching construction science

Retiring CoSci prof Segner lauded by former students

posted October 5, 2015
Bob Segner, a beloved Texas A&M professor of construction science whose legions of former students occupy leadership positions throughout the building industry, is retiring at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester ending a stellar 46-year teaching career.
Adams to discuss U.S. Capitol addition in TIAS Fellow lecture

Adams to discuss Capitol addition in TIAS Fellow lecture

posted September 29, 2015
Harold Adams ’61, will discuss the multi-decade effort to design and build the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, a project he oversaw as chairman of RTKL, in a public lecture set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Bush Library and Museum Orientation Theater.
Research station using renewable energy with former student’s help

Research post using ‘green’ energy with former student’s help

posted August 31, 2015
A research station on Palmyra Atoll, a remote, 680-acre South Pacific wildlife refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, is operating primarily on wind and solar power thanks to efforts by David Sellers ‘02, a former environmental design student at Texas A&M.
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 obtains funds to develop refugee camp flooring

Funds raised for refugee camp flooring project

posted July 2, 2015
A former student and a fellow designer raised $50,000 in a crowdfunding campaign 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 honors six outstanding alumni at October 23 ceremony

College honors 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 were honored as outstanding alumni during an Oct. 23, 2015 banquet at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan.