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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.
MSC exhibit showcases the influence of profs on students

MSC exhibit reveals mentorship’s impact

posted August 17, 2018
“Response,” an art exhibit showcasing mentorship’s immutable influence in works by Texas A&M College of Architecture professors and their current and past students, is on display at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center’s Reynolds Gallery. The show will be on display through Sept. 9, 2018. A reception will be held 3-5 p.m. Aug. 22 in the gallery.
Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious Los Angeles art exhibit

Arch prof’s drawing selected for L.A. juried art exhibit

posted August 14, 2018
A drawing that explores the nature of human thinking and perception by Alejandro Borges, a member of the architecture faculty at Texas A&M, will show in the 2018 California Juried Exhibition, a Aug 8 -24, 2018 show in Los Angeles celebrating contemporary artwork.
Alumna earns nine medals in elite international competition

Alumna earns nine medals in elite swim competition

posted August 14, 2018
Former Texas A&M College of Architecture student Liliana Ibáñez ’14 is being hailed as the next Michael Phelps by Mexican news outlets after earning five gold, one silver and three bronze medals swimming in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.
Award-winning paper by design prof details link between brain health, everyday gardening tasks

Design prof’s paper describes gardening, brain health links

posted August 14, 2018
Typical gardening tasks can help older adults stave off age-related cognitive decline, said Susan Rodiek, associate professor of architecture, in an award-winning paper that brought international attention to research by two colleagues.
Efforts to preserve Harris county natural habitats boosted by LAND grad students’ proposals

LAND students help boost efforts to preserve habitats

posted August 14, 2018
Future initiatives to ensure the preservation of plant and animal habitats in a suburban Houston public recreation area will be aided by land use maps and master plans created last spring by Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students.
Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

posted August 14, 2018
In the future, structures will be created onsite by 3-D printers, and the construction and manufacturing industries will have much more in common, according to a multidisciplinary Texas A&M faculty team envisioning how technology will change building.
Beaumont museum exhibiting prof’s Mexican folk art pieces

Museum exhibiting design prof emeritus’ folk art collection

posted August 14, 2018
Fanciful depictions of Garden of Eden imagery in Mexican folk art pieces collected by John Fairey, Texas A&M architecture professor emeritus, are on display through Sept. 2, 2018 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St. in Beaumont.
College to honor 6 distinguished former students at annual event

College to honor 6 outstanding alumni at Nov. 15 ceremony

posted August 13, 2018
Six Texas A&M College of Architecture former students who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective fields will be honored as outstanding alumni at a Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 banquet in College Station.
Japan trip yields designs for multigenerational community

Japan trip yields multigenerational community designs

posted August 7, 2018
Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated to develop concepts for a Japanese retirement village designed to enhance the health of elderly residents by integrating them with young families and college students.
Faculty to develop sustainable material for 3-D printed buildings

Faculty to develop 'green' 3-D printing building material

posted July 30, 2018
To prepare for a future in which structures are built with material from large-scale, 3-D printers, College of Architecture faculty are developing and testing environmentally responsible printing methods in a two-year study funded by a $500,000 X-Grant.
Artist to explore military, Texas A&M values in interactive exhibit

Military, Aggie values inspire art exhibit for Wright Gallery show

posted July 27, 2018
Air Force veteran and artist Jenn Hassin will explore core values instilled in Texas A&M students and U.S. military recruits in a large-scale, interactive, collaborate art installation made from military uniforms in a Sept. 11- Oct. 12, 2018 exhibit in the Wright Gallery.
Texas A&M deans Vanegas, Banks elected to elite builder's group

Vanegas, Banks elevated to NAC membership

posted July 23, 2018
Two Texas A&M University deans, Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture, and Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, have been elected to the National Academy of Construction for championing construction science education.
CoSci undergraduate program lauded for faculty, facilities

CoSci undergraduate program lauded for faculty, facilities

posted July 9, 2018
Numerous strengths of the Texas A&M Bachelor of Science in Construction Science program were noted by a team of educators and industry professionals from the American Council for Construction Education, who recently reaccredited the program for six years.
Transformative designs earn alumna elevation as AIA fellow

Alumna’s designs elevate her to AIA Fellowship

posted July 6, 2018
Wendy Pautz ’86, a partner at Seattle-based LMN Architects who led the design of numerous public and private-sector projects that transformed urban settings, is one of the newest members of the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.