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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.
Two college profs cited as ‘rising stars’ earn university recognition

Two college profs named presidential impact fellows

posted April 18, 2017
Two professors at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, Sam Brody and Wei Yan, hailed as rising stars in their field, were among 24 faculty members honored as inaugural Presidential Impact Fellows by university president Michael K. Young.
Student posters, presentations  earn 2017 research week honors

Posters, addresses earn students 2017 research week honors

posted April 18, 2017
Posters and 10-minute oral presentations detailing a wide range of research findings by Texas A&M College of Architecture students were among the top submissions at the university’s 2017 Student Research Week.
Viz-a-GoGo 24 to showcase Viz student work in Bryan May 3-6

Viz-a-GoGo 24 to showcase student work May 3-6

posted April 18, 2017
Viz-a-GoGo, the 24th annual showcase of digital wizardry conjured by visualization students, will be staged May 3-6, 2017 in downtown Bryan. The event features a screening of time-based work, animation, video games, and more.
Architecture dept. celebrates excellence at May 14 event

Dept. of Architecture to honor students, faculty on May 14

posted April 18, 2017
Outstanding student and faculty achievements in the Department of Architecture will be showcased at “The Celebration of Excellence,” a public awards presentation and juried competition, 2-7 p.m. May 11, 2017 at the Hilton College Station.
Two leading architects to discuss their divergent public policy views in Rudder Theatre on April 21

Leading designers discuss divergent views April 21

posted April 5, 2017
Two of the world’s leading architects, Mark Foster Gage and Patrik Schumacher, will discuss their sharply divergent views about built environment public policy during a public appearance 5-7 p.m., April 21 in Texas A&M's Rudder Theatre.
Teaching, service earn AFS honors for two college profs, one staffer

Two college profs, one staffer earn prestigious honors

posted March 31, 2017
For exhibiting the highest standards of excellence in teaching and service, two faculty and one staff member of the Texas A&M College of Architecture are among 24 recipients of 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards, presented annually by the university and The Association of Former Students.
Texas A&M game design program again ranks among globe’s elite

Texas A&M game design program among globe’s elite

posted March 30, 2017
Texas A&M’s standing as an elite video game design school is reflected in new rankings published by The Princeton Review, a leading test preparation and college admission services company.
Viz students’ entries sweep video game design contest at K-State

Viz students earn top honors at K-State game design contest

posted March 30, 2017
“Polynesian Panic,” a video game that pits a player against rising South Pacific floodwaters, earned its developers, four undergraduate Texas A&M visualization students, first place in a game development contest at Kansas State University.
Famed hyperrealist artist created new portrait in Wright Gallery

Famed hyperrealist artist created a new piece in gallery

posted March 29, 2017
One of the world’s foremost hyperrealist painters, Leng Jun, created a portrait of live model Bailee Wilson, an undergraduate visualization major, in a one-day, public painting session April 3 in the Wright Gallery.
Planning prof, Academies group seek to reduce urban flooding

Prof among group investigating urban flooding for FEMA

posted March 23, 2017
A group of scientists, including Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, have been tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to learn the causes and extent of the nation's urban flooding problems.
Public exhibit to cap 36-hour digital art competiton: GigaJam

Students stage 36-hour digital art contest: GigaJam

posted March 23, 2017
Student artists match wits in a 36-hour contest to create technology-based art for GigaJam, an inaugural competition staged March 31 – April 2 by the Texas A&M student chapter of AMC SIGGRAPH, a group of computer graphic and digital interactivity enthusiasts.
Grad pens 1st history of Antarctic science station architecture

Ph.D. grad pens history of science station in Antarctica

posted March 22, 2017
In the first comprehensive architectural history of McMurdo Station, a research facility located in Antarctica, former Ph.D. student Georgina Davis traces the station’s days from its founding in 1957 as a temporary military field camp to a modern, if spartan, hub for scientists.
College of Architecture Faculty Biennial opens at Stark Gallery

2017 Faculty Biennial runs through May 14 at Stark Gallery

posted March 20, 2017
The College of Architecture’s 22nd Biennial Faculty Art Show, featuring a wide range of artwork created by 23 members of the college faculty, will run March 21 – May 14, 2017, at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center.
'Blocks' exhibit offers abstraction of Web data, Internet experiences

Artist visualizes Web in 'Blocks' for Wright Gallery exhibition

posted March 20, 2017
Brian Piana’s abstract transformations of visual elements, data, and user experiences from the Internet are featured in “Blocks,” a March 23 – May 25, 2017 exhibit in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A.