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Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted June 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.
Interdisciplinary design charrette brings undergraduates together

Space design contest unites students from multiple disciplines

posted March 9, 2018
Multidisciplinary student teams vied to reimagine a space adjacent to the Langford Architecture Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads, a Texas A&M College of Architecture design competition.
Rowlett Lecture spotlights Hines, Houston-based land developer

Rowlett lecture to showcase Hines, a leading developer

posted March 8, 2018
The 2018 Rowlett Lecture, an annual showcase of prestigious firms that shape and advance the built environment, will spotlight Houston-based Hines, one of the world’s leading real estate investment, development and management companies.
Survey of construction pros reveals industry tech trends

Construction tech trends revealed in builder survey

posted March 5, 2018
Data security, automation, and a rising demand for digital modeling are three technology trends impacting the building industry in 2018, said James Benham, guest lecturer of construction science and CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc.
Photography excellence earns alumnus elevation as American  Institute of Architects’ fellow

Photography earns alumnus elevation as new AIA fellow

posted March 5, 2018
Charles Davis Smith ‘90, an architectural photographer who expertly weaves design training and camera skills into memorable images that illuminate a designer’s thoughts and vision, is Texas A&M’s newest member of the prestigious AIA College of Fellows.
Museum honors woodshop head for art installation leadership

Titus honored for art installation direction

posted March 2, 2018
The transformation of more than 2,500 used milk jugs into “Milky Way,” a luminescent artwork that adorned the Brazos Valley African-American Museum patio for six months, earned Jim Titus, supervisor of the Texas A&M College of Architecture woodshop, a museum honor for leading a team of students and volunteers who crafted and installed the piece.
Profs improve space requirement calculating for health facilities

Profs develop new way to calculate health facility spaces

posted March 2, 2018
Faculty and graduate student researchers in the Texas A&M College of Architecture have developed a new method to calculate proposed health care facility space requirements that overcome significant limitations of previously established procedures.
Tech’s building industry impact is subject of March 8 CoSci event

Tech’s impact on builders is focus of March 8 events

posted March 2, 2018
Technology’s growing impact on the building industry will be explored March 8, 2018 at the JBKnowledge Contech Roadshow, a daylong Department of Construction Science event at Texas A&M’s Francis Hall.
Viz, planning profs represent Texas A&M March 13 at SXSW

Texas A&M at SXSW to feature planning, viz profs March 13

posted March 2, 2018
Texas A&M at SXSW, a March 11-14 showcase of university faculty and research at South by Southwest, the annual Austin mega-event that celebrates the convergence of creative industries, will include a panel of visualization professors discussing technology.
Blind 'unlock' PDF content with system developed by viz professor

Blind can 'unlock' PDF content using Viz prof’s system

posted February 28, 2018
With a National Science Foundation grant, Texas A&M Professor of Visualization Francis Quek has developed technology for talking books that allows people who are blind to access more literature with increased command over their reading experiences.
Texas A&M ranked with top illustration schools in nation

Texas A&M ranked top Texas illustration school, 18th in U.S.

posted February 27, 2018
Texas A&M is one of the top illustration and drawing schools in the country, according to a new ranking complied by The Art Career Project, an online resource for student and professional artists.
Viz prof's study introducing students to STEM fields

STEM study eyes making makers

posted February 22, 2018
Teacher, firefighter and professional athlete used to top the list of what students at Neal Elementary in Bryan wanted to be when they grew up. But in the past couple of years, Neal students in a Texas A&M study began to include variations on "engineer" in their list.
Viz prof sees video games as a  central element of education

Viz prof sees video games as a central part of education

posted February 22, 2018
Video games are an ideal medium to captivate an audience because they offer full interactivity. That can have big implications for education: Just ask Texas A&M University, which wrapped up its first ever game-based course this fall.
Prof lauded for waste-based industrial design solutions

Prof earns accolades for designs reusing manufacturing waste

posted February 20, 2018
Ahmed K. Ali, an assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, earned the Architectural Research Centers Consortium’s 2018 New Researcher Award, a prestigious accolade bestowed annually to an emerging scholar.
Planning prof’s research reveals flaws in municipal hazard plans

Five-year study finds coastal communities' hazard plans lacking

posted February 16, 2018
The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.