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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.
Architecture profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

Arch profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

posted November 14, 2018
An incredibly rare piece of medieval church furniture, a monumental, five-centuries-old canopy installed over a baptismal font in eastern England, is the subject of a new research initiative co-organized by Zachary Stewart, assistant professor of architecture.
Tech startup launch features Texas A&M architecture prof

Tech startup launch features Texas A&M architecture prof

posted November 8, 2018
The launch in Austin of a new incubator for business ventures that feature sustainable practices was headlined by Ahmed Ali, Texas A&M assistant professor of architecture.
Planning profs studying links among emergency agencies, plans, and infrastructure systems

Planning profs studying systems, hazard plan links

posted November 8, 2018
Two urban planning professors are looking to improve communities’ resilience to flooding by investigating the relationships between flood infrastructure systems, the communication networks between planning agencies and the natural hazard plans they create.
Planning prof notes cities’ post-Harvey planning changes

Planning prof notes post-Harvey city planning changes

posted November 8, 2018
Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage forced cities throughout the U.S. to take a more critical look at their infrastructure and hazard mitigation plans, said Galen Newman, Texas A&M associate professor of urban planning.
Planning prof, fellow researchers learn how ‘green’ roofs can best reduce heat wave effects

Prof finds how ‘green’ roofs can best mitigate heat waves

posted November 8, 2018
As memories linger of a fatal 1995 Chicago heat wave, urban planners have new knowledge to help them use “green” roofs to counteract the effects of future heat waves from researchers that included Sierra Woodruff, assistant professor of urban planning.
Pioneering virtual spaces research earns presidential honor for visualization professor

Pioneering research earns honor for visualization prof

posted November 8, 2018
For her pioneering research that reveals where a viewer’s gaze lands in virtual and digitally augmented spaces, Ann McNamara, associate professor of visualization, earned one of the university’s most prestigious recognitions for scholarly impact.
Interactive Wright Gallery exhibit to explore a digital approach to collaborative storytelling

Wright Gallery exhibit to explore digital storytelling

posted October 24, 2018
Digital artist Lisa Woods will explore technology as a means of collaborative storytelling in “Gathering,” an exhibit scheduled Nov. 14 – Dec. 9, 2018 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Arch prof helping to determine original colors of Bermuda’s historic houses

Arch prof helping restore original hues of Bermuda houses

posted October 24, 2018
Historic houses in Bermuda could be restored to their original colors with help from a team of U.S. architects and conservation experts that includes Brent Fortenberry, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M.
New book edited by arch prof explores Modernism’s effect on sacred architecture

Modernism, sacred architecture explored in prof's new book

posted October 24, 2018
A new book edited by Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture, that challenges its readers to consider how Modern architects sought to create sacred buildings imbued with a divine presence, hits bookstores Oct. 26, 2018.
Innovative urban regeneration projects highlighted in Texas A&M architecture prof’s new book

Innovative urban projects cited in arch prof's new book

posted October 24, 2018
Some of the world’s most vibrant urban areas spring from partial developments and upgrades, not the “scrap and build” approach widely applied in urban regeneration, said Koichiro Aitani, associate professor of architecture, in his new book.
CoSci head aims to position dept. as construction partner for space-based initiatives

CoSci head aims to link dept. to space-based initiatives

posted October 11, 2018
As plans to settle the moon and Mars continue to gather steam, Patrick Suermann, head of the Department of Construction Science, is positioning the department as a leading research consultant to visionaries shooting, literally, for the moon.
Viz prof’s art exhibit to open new Arts Council gallery space

Viz prof’s exhibit to open new Arts Council gallery

posted October 11, 2018
The first exhibit at the new Arts Council of Brazos Valley location, 4180 Highway 6 South in College Station, will launch Oct. 16, 2018 with colorful, abstract oil paintings and a sculpture created by Dmitri Koustov, Texas A&M visualization lecturer.
Viz prof earns award for hybrid creations from area art council

Arts council honors Viz prof for hybrid creations

posted October 2, 2018
For making lasting, impactful contributions to the Bryan/College Station area with her creative efforts, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, assistant professor of visualization, was named the M.L. “Sonny” Moss Artist of the Year by the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.
Landscape architecture programs  again ranked among nation’s best

LAND programs ranked among nation’s best

posted October 2, 2018
Texas A&M’s landscape architecture programs were once again ranked among the nation’s best in annual lists published by DesignIntelligence, a company that helps firms and built environment educators anticipate future industry trends.