College of Architecture's holds 14th annual research symposium

The 14th Annual Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium: Natural, Built, Virtual took place Oct. 22 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M campus.

The daylong research showcase featured a series of faculty presentations previously delivered at scholarly venues around the world. This year's symposium includes invited or refereed presentations and papers from the 2011-12 academic year.

"The individual sessions comprising the symposium display a wide range of scholarship with respect to people and place," said Louis G. Tassinary, executive associate dean for the College of Architecture. "Fundamentally, the sessions reflect themes that have emerged in the work of the faculty and research staff over the past year."

The symposium featured approximately 50 presentations divided into diverse categories and delivered in several concurrent sessions throughout the day. This year's presentations are grouped in broad categories including invention, energy, modeling, management, policy, pedagogy, aging, innovation, perception, history, archaeology, excogitation and well-being.

The college’s annual symposium was established more than a decade ago to underscore the influence of research on teaching and practice. It also serves as a catalyst for research-informed teaching in the College of Architecture's five undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs. And, because many of the presentations were originally delivered at scholarly venues abroad, the event also showcases the global influence of research conducted by college faculty.

posted September 24, 2012