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Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted December 30, 2018
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.
Environmental design students create design concepts for Fort Worth surgical tower

ENDS students create designs for Fort Worth surgical tower

posted November 30, 2018
This fall, fourth-year environmental design students in an Architecture-For-Health studio grappled with the challenge of designing a 14-story surgical tower on a small site at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
LAND prof, students teach local youth at Schob Preserve

LAND prof, students teach youth at Schob Preserve

posted November 29, 2018
To help young minds in College Station learn about nature and design, Landscape Architecture students, led by associate professor Eric Bardenhagen, accompanied seven first grade classes from College Hills Elementary School to Schob Preserve.
New, viz prof-led research institute to study best tech teaching, learning methods

Viz prof-led institute to study best tech learning methods

posted November 29, 2018
To succeed in tomorrow’s workplace, employees will need fluency in technical tasks such as 3-D fabrication, programming and electronics, said Francis Quek, professor of visualization and director of the new Institute of Technology-Infused Learning.
College’s 50th anniversary to include yearlong series of celebrations in 2019

Celebrations to mark college’s 50th anniversary in 2019

posted November 29, 2018
The Texas A&M College of Architecture will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a yearlong series of festivities culminating in a slate of special events Nov. 14-16.
Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
May 2019 architecture and film  symposium to explore design  theory, teaching and practice

Film symposium to explore design theory, practice

posted November 21, 2018
A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers will be featured in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium, a new forum May 4 - 5, 2019 that endeavors to promote innovation in design theory, teaching and practice.
Acropolis research by arch prof reveals site’s relationship to social history, religious practice

Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

posted November 20, 2018
In her research trips to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Nancy Klein, associate professor of architecture, is seeking to answer questions about the historic complex’s relationship to Greek social history and religious practice.
Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

posted November 20, 2018
Two small Texas towns recovering from Hurricane Harvey are getting help from Texas A&M urban planning graduate students.
Wright Gallery 2019 opening exhibit to showcase esteemed Austin artist

Wright Gallery to feature esteemed Austin-based painter

posted November 20, 2018
The opulent, abstract work of Austin-based artist Sydney Yeager will be featured in “liminal,” Jan. 14 – Feb. 15, 2019 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Designers, students to explore role of materials in landscape design at 2019 Workshop

Workshop to explore role of materials in landscape design

posted November 20, 2018
Students will team with leading design professionals Feb. 15, 2019, at Aggie Workshop, a series of lectures and an afternoon design charrette hosted by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Two Feb. 8 events to showcase leading land developer Hines

Two Feb. 8 events to showcase leading land developer Hines

posted November 20, 2018
Gerald D. Hines, founding chairman of the legendary namesake firm, a global powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management, will head a team of company executives who will discuss the multibillion-dollar firm’s operations in two public events at Texas A&M Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
Teaching excellence by arch prof recognized with Montague honor

Teaching excellence by arch prof honored by Montague award

posted November 19, 2018
The teaching excellence of Juan Carlos Baltazar, Texas A&M associate professor of architecture, was recognized Nov. 5 when he and eight fellow Aggie faculty were honored as 2018-2019 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars.
Study abroad prof edits new Archimedes exhibit catalog

Study abroad prof edits Archimedes exhibit catalog

posted November 19, 2018
Centuries of art and ideas from ancient Greece to the Renaissance are brought to life for College of Architecture study abroad students in Italy in a series of vivid lectures by Giovanni Di Pasquale, Texas A&M adjunct professor of science history and design philosophy.
ENDS major learns about historic preservation during her Washington, D.C. internship

ENDS major scores historic preservation internship in D.C.

posted November 19, 2018
Texas A&M environmental design major Christine Miterko learned in detail about aspects of the federal government’s role in preserving historic sites at an internship in the nation’s capital last summer.