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Design prof to lecture at April architecture celebration in D.C.

Design prof to speak at architecture event in Washington D.C.

posted March 21, 2014
Participants attending a weeklong celebration of architecture in the nation’s capital will be able to learn about the history of “green” building design from Philip Tabb, professor of architecture at Texas A&M.
Former students’ firm ranked in  top five in K-12 built projects

Former students’ firm among top 5 in built K-12 projects

posted March 20, 2014
Gignac Architects, a design firm with two generations of former students holding Master of Architecture degrees, was ranked fifth among all firms that designed K-12 education facilities with construction starts in a recent 2.5 year period.
College helping to add creativity, entrepreneurship to engineering curriculum in NSF-funded project

College enhancing offerings in TAMU engineering school

posted March 11, 2014
Engineering education at Texas A&M will soon reflect an added emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship through Pathways to Innovation, an NSF-funded program featuring contributions from two College of Architecture creativity experts.
Fluor foundation to fund state- of-the-art BIM lab in Francis Hall

Flour foundation to fund top-notch BIM lab in Francis Hall

posted March 10, 2014
Construction science students at Texas A&M will soon be using a state-of-the-art building information modeling lab built with the help of a $250,000 gift from the Fluor Foundation.
He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Stockholm building entry space

He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Swedish foyer

posted March 7, 2014
A nondescript entry space at a Swedish university was temporarily transformed into an intriguing gathering spot by “Cloud Igloo,” an architectural installation created by Weiling He, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M, and a group of workshop participants.
CoSci student receives award at national homebuilder confab

CoSci student wins Award at national builder convention

posted March 6, 2014
Academic excellence and leadership in two student groups has netted Alexandra Olheiser, a construction science major at Texas A&M, an outstanding student award from the National Association of Home Builders.
Lee’s students contribute to  creation of wayfinding guide

Lee’s students help create concepts for wayfinding guide

posted March 6, 2014
A publication detailing how to create better wayfinding, or the process which people find their way from place to play in a city or small town, reflects contributions made by graduate students at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Grad students’ bike share plan earns national planning honors

Grad students’ plan wins national award from planning group

posted March 6, 2014
A report by graduate urban planning students at Texas A&M that helped establish a university bike sharing program was honored with an award in a nationwide contest sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
 Ph.D. student raises crowdsource funds for artist-in-residence stay

Ph.D student seeks crowdsource funds for artistic endeavor

posted February 25, 2014
James Westwater, a Ph.D architecture student at Texas A&M and an award-winning artist, is raising funds through a crowdsourcing site to finance his stay as an artist-in-residence March-May 2014 at a studio in Dublin, Ireland.
Li elected to lead landscape architecture organization

Li elected to lead global landscape architecture group

posted February 25, 2014
As a newly elected leader of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Ming-Han Li, associate professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, plans to elevate CELA’s national and global reputation and enhance service to its affiliated institutions.
Six alumni among 2014 American Institute of Architects Fellows to be honored at June investiture

6 former students elevated to AIA College of Fellows

posted February 20, 2014
For achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession and for significant contributors to architecture and society, six Texas A&M former students have been elevated into the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
Former Viz prof exhibits 'ironic monuments of the ordinary'

Former prof’s work displayed at Wright Gallery March 5-31

posted February 19, 2014
Images of everyday, personal objects and drawings of oversized handkerchiefs, representing memory and observation, are featured in a March 5-31, 2014 exhibit of work by Karen Hillier, professor emerita of visualization, at Texas A&M’s Wright Gallery in building A of the Langford Architecture Center.
Students’ demonstration kitchen idea wins Italian design contest

Aggies win design contest in Italy

posted February 17, 2014
A demonstration kitchen for showcasing Tuscan and American culinary cultures designed by Texas A&M study abroad students as a tourist attraction for Castiglion Fiorentino, won a design competition sponsored by the Italian city last fall.
HRRC researchers focus on resilience, smart planning

HRRC marks 25th year championing resilience, planning

posted February 17, 2014
To mark 25 years of disaster-related research at Texas A&M University, many of the nation’s top hazard researchers are gathering on campus April 4-5 to present their latest work as part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center’s “Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium.”
Alumna's designs, activism earn her AIA Young Architect Award

Alumna earns 2014 Young Architect Award from AIA

posted February 17, 2014
Significant architectural accomplishments, community activism and a commitment to advancing diversity within her profession led to an American Institute of Architects Young Architect Award for Lorena Toffer, a 2004 Master of Architecture graduate.