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Acknowledgements: Fall 2014 Architecture-for-Health lectures

Acknowledgements: fall Architecture-for-Health lectures

posted August 25, 2014
The Fall 2014 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M, “Emerging Technology’s Impact on the Design of Health and Hospital Facilities Delivery,” will feature weekly presentations by experts in the design, engineering, and construction industries.
Experts to discuss how technology impacts healthcare unit design

Experts to discuss tech’s impact on health care design

posted August 19, 2014
Leaders in design, engineering and information technology will talk about modern, state-of-the-art specialty healthcare units as part of the Center for Health Systems & Design's Fall 2014 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
Viz department showcased at global graphics conference

Viz department work showcased at global graphics conference

posted August 11, 2014
Students and faculty at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization are well represented at SIGGRAPH 2014, the globe’s premier computer graphics conference, attended annually by thousands of industry professionals throughout the world.
Design students rethink doors in spring ’14 design-build project

Design students rethink doors in design-build project

posted August 11, 2014
One of the most common objects in everyday life, the door, was reimagined by second-year Texas A&M environmental design students in a spring 2014 design-build project.
Viz prof’s pointers help teens win national video game competition

Viz prof's pointers help teens ace game development contest

posted August 11, 2014
A student team from College Station High School captured first place in a national interactive application and video game development contest with the help of a little advice from pro game developer André Thomas, a visualization lecturer at Texas A&M.
Former LAUP prof, preservation advocate Echols dies in Virginia

LAUP prof emeritus Echols dies at 84

posted August 5, 2014
Ralph Gordon Echols, Texas A&M professor emeritus of landscape architecture and urban planning and a former College of Architecture associate dean, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia.
Planning prof helps write report urging change in coastal policy

Planning prof helps write paper urging coastal policy change

posted August 4, 2014
To contend with the rapidly escalating threat of coastal flooding, government agencies need to adopt a new, fundamentally different strategy focused on flood prevention rather than recovery, according to a recent National Research Council report.
Researchers find natural disasters affect coastal residents unevenly

HRRC researchers find uneven effects of natural disasters

posted August 4, 2014
Age, income and race are primary factors effecting the vulnerability of populations in coastal regions to climate-related natural disasters, according to a recent study by researchers at Texas A&M’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.
CoSci prof featured at building system workshop in Bangladesh

CoSci prof featured at building system confab in Bangladesh

posted July 29, 2014
Bangladeshi builders, architects, engineers and educators deepened their knowledge of plumbing systems with instruction from Ifte Choudhury, Texas A&M construction science professor, at a June Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology workshop.
Undergraduate planning student excels at Mexican at swim meet

Undergrad planning student excels at Mexican swim meet

posted July 29, 2014
Stellar performances at the recent Mexican national swimming championships by Liliana Ibañez, a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning student at Texas A&M, led to a haul of four gold medals and a new national record in the 50-meter butterfly event.
ESL energy tool demonstrates how policy can help clean air

ESL energy tool demonstrates how policy can clean air

posted July 25, 2014
A model for measuring electricity savings and air quality improvements resulting from building code changes, developed by researchers at the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory, was recently cited in a Harvard Law School Environmental Policy Initiative paper.
Planning prof calls Harris County toxic waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

Planning prof calls Harris County waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

posted July 25, 2014
Toxic waste pits along the San Jacinto River in far east Harris County containing dioxin and other hazardous substances are a “loaded gun” threatening human health and the environment, said Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M University.
Global healthcare design group honors Mann’s teaching career

Global healthcare group honors prof’s teaching career

posted July 14, 2014
In the nearly half-century since joining the Texas A&M faculty, George J. Mann has led more than 700 healthcare facility design projects. Many of his former students are now helping shape the direction of the field.
Planning prof begins two-year term on national design academy

Planning prof begins two-year term on design academy

posted July 10, 2014
The National Academy of Environmental Design is getting a boost in its efforts to advocate sustainable design and environmental stewardship from Phil Berke, one of the nation’s foremost land use planning experts and professor of urban planning.
Prof, students create guidelines for new veterinary building design

Prof, students create guidelines for new vet building design

posted July 1, 2014
Veterinary medicine education at Texas A&M will begin its second century in a new $120 million complex that was designed based on a programming effort by Valerian Miranda, head of the CRS Center, architecture and environmental design students.