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Students help preserve historic buildings in Barbados

Students help preserve Barbados historic structures

posted December 11, 2019
A group of Texas A&M university studies majors recently traded sidewalks for sand dunes and classroom seats for salty ocean air while they learned how to document historic buildings in Barbados this past summer.
Construction science student wins TV Christmas light competition

CoSci student wins TV Christmas light competition

posted December 10, 2019
Sophomore construction science student Jordan Maywald won $50,000 and first place on the national ABC-TV show “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on Dec. 9 for a beautiful, massive light display constructed at his family’s Austin home.
2019 event showcased leading land developer Hines

2019 event showcased leading land developer Hines

posted December 3, 2019
Tom Owens, ‘73, senior managing director - chief risk officer of Hines, a global powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management, headed a team of company executives who discussed the multibillion-dollar firm’s operations.
Scholars find that irregularly shaped parks reduce mortality risk

Scholars find link between health and park shape

posted November 27, 2019
Some community parks are square, a reflection of the city block where they’re located, but irregularly shaped parks reduce the mortality risk of residents who live near them, concluded a study by Huaquing Wang, a Ph.D. Urban and Regional Sciences student and Lou Tassinary, professor of visualization.
 Students in an array of disciplines create designs, construction plans for hotel project

Students in an array of disciplines create designs, construction plans for hotel project

posted November 21, 2019
Design concepts and construction plans for a hotel in Midland, Texas are being developed this semester by interdisciplinary teams of graduate and undergraduate students.
Bonfire Memorial honors Aggies lost, injured 20 years ago

Bonfire Memorial honors Aggies lost, injured 20 years ago

posted November 18, 2019
It’s been 20 years since the collapse of Bonfire, the Nov. 18, 1999 tragedy that took the lives of 12 Aggies and injured 27 others. Five years later, the Bonfire Memorial, which celebrates the tradition, history, spirit and dedication of those involved in Bonfire’s tragic collapse, was dedicated.
Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights in national rankings

Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights

posted November 14, 2019
The Master of Urban Planning program at Texas A&M has vaulted into the upper echelon of programs of its kind in new rankings published by Planetizen, an independent, online platform that reports urban planning news and resources.
Aggie landscape architecture program, educator earn top  DesignIntelligence rankings

LAND program, educator earn top national rankings

posted October 18, 2019
The Texas A&M landscape architecture program’s longstanding status as one of the nation’s best was reaffirmed in new rankings that also include an acknowledgement of Galen Newman, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, as an exemplary educator.
Wright Gallery exhibit to showcase work by eclectic architect Bruce Goff

Extravagant designer Bruce Goff’s work showcased in exhibit

posted October 14, 2019
The daring, unconventional residential designs by Bruce Goff, one of the most provocative yet unheralded architects of the twentieth century, will be featured in a new exhibit Oct. 21 – Dec. 12, 2019 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
College tops list of “most hired from” architecture schools

College tops list of “most hired from” architecture schools

posted October 10, 2019
Texas A&M produces some of the nation’s most highly sought architecture graduates and is home to Rodney Hill, one of the most admired design educators, according to new lists released by DesignIntelligence, a company dedicated to the business success of built environment-related firms.
Distinguished alum Cisneros ’68, to help college celebrate 50th anniversary Nov. 15

Cisneros ’68 to help college celebrate 50th anniversary

posted October 9, 2019
The College of Architecture’s lineup of 50th anniversary festivities includes “Celebration of Learning: Reimagining the Future,” a daylong event Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 featuring a keynote address by university distinguished alumnus Henry Cisneros '68 and additional faculty presentations.
Merry Raba ’84 and William Raba ’86 former students support graduate education

Merry '84 and William '86 Raba support graduate education

posted October 8, 2019
Where their story started, they are helping others begin. Merry '84 and William '86 Raba met and began their lives together at Texas A&M University and are creating a legacy by establishing two $150,000 endowments.
Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environments

Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environs

posted October 1, 2019
In the future, as the projected limits of human exploration extend beyond the moon to Mars and even further destinations, some workplaces will be in deep space with low- and no-gravity environments. How can workers be trained for extreme environments in a safe, cost-effective manner?
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2019

Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium

posted September 25, 2019
A giant ballroom at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center was packed Oct. 4-6, 2019 with college-age students developing video games at Chillennium, the world’s largest student-run game jam.
Scholars find that elderly fitness is hindered by poorly maintained walking surfaces

Poorly maintained walking surfaces hinder elderly fitness

posted September 19, 2019
Uneven walking surfaces, incomplete sidewalks, and broken steps are small matters to most pedestrians — but to the elderly, they can be major barriers that have a significant, negative impact on their overall health, said Chanam Lee, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.