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Texas A&M gains stature among top video game design schools

Viz program gaining rep for video game design education

posted March 24, 2015
Widely known as a fertile training ground for Hollywood special effects professionals, the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University is rapidly gaining stature among the nation’s leading programs in video game design.
Six former students, former prof named to AIA College of Fellows

Six former students, Former prof named to College of Fellows

posted March 24, 2015
Six former Texas A&M College of Architecture students and a former faculty member recently elevated to the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows will be recognized at the June AIA conference in Atlanta.
Colonias residents learn how to purify water at two new facilities

Colonias residents learn to purify water at two new facilities

posted March 24, 2015
Residents of Texas colonias, border communities often lacking basic infrastructure and amenities such as running water, are learning how to purify water using clay pot filters manufactured at two facilities operated by the Texas A&M Colonias Program.
Students design wooden structure as simultaneously flexible, rigid

Students’ installation blurs line between rigidity, flexibility

posted March 24, 2015
Slender, six-foot tall wooden towers that display contradictory properties — rigidity and flexibility — were created by four first-year environmental design students at Texas A&M for display at an architectural education conference.
Vizzers to unleash creativity at  Viz-a-GoGo 22 May 6-9 in Bryan

Viz-a-GoGo 22 set for May 6-9 in Bryan

posted March 13, 2015
Viz-a-GoGo, the annual showcase of digital wizardry conjured by graduate visualization students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture, will be staged in downtown Bryan May 6-9.
Architect, war hero William Peña named distinguished alumnus

Architect, war hero William Peña named distinguished alum

posted March 13, 2015
William Peña ’42, whose legendary architectural career followed a harrowing tour of duty in World War II, is the recipient of a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University.
More than 1,000 students vie for jobs at department career fairs

Career fairs draw 1300 job seekers

posted March 13, 2015
Approximately 1,300 Texas A&M’s College of Architecture students sought jobs, internships, or a chance to sharpen their interview skills from the 237 companies manning booths at the four spring 2015 career fairs held by the college’s four departments.
Conference sponsored by college diversity council wins APA award

Dialogo conference earns APA award

posted March 13, 2015
Dialogo on the Border, a 2013 conference about urban Texas-Mexico border issues sponsored in part by the diversity council at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, has been recognized with an achievement award from the American Planning Association.
Prof, former student listed with top ten in Healthcare Design

Prof, former student listed with top 10 in Healthcare Design

posted March 10, 2015
A Texas A&M College of Architecture professor and former student were honored by Healthcare Design magazine editors in their annual list of iindividuals and organizations who made the most significant mark in healthcare design in the past year.
Toys, plants provide alternative digital interface for kids, elderly

Viz Lab developing alternative interface for digital interaction

posted March 10, 2015
Instead of using keyboards, mice and screens to interface with digital technology, young children and the elderly are delightfully using stuffed toys and plants developed at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.
HRRC identifying best practices in long-term disaster recoveries

HRRC identifying best practices in disaster recoveries

posted March 10, 2015
A research team from Texas A&M’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center is working to identify best practices in pre- and post-disaster planning in communities recovering from a variety of natural and man-made disasters.
Metalsmith deals with human relationships in ‘Estrangeira’

Wright Gallery show ‘Estrangeira’ features metalsmith’s artwork

posted March 10, 2015
Metalsmith Lauren McAdams explores the inner emotions of interpersonal relationships in “Estrangeira,” an exhibit set for March 23 – April 23 at the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Former dean remembered as visionary leader, educator

Regan remembered as visionary leader

posted March 6, 2015
J. Thomas Regan, who as dean shepherded the Texas A&M College of Architecture through a formative decade, passed away peacefully March 5, 2015 in his Cape Cod, Mass. home. He was 74 years old. A memorial service for the professor emeritus of architecture will be held this spring in Osterville, Mass. on a date to be announced.
Study finds construction industry slow to adopt, utilize technology

CoSci study finds builders slow to adopt technology

posted March 5, 2015
The construction industry’s tentative embrace of technology is detailed in a survey developed in part by Texas A&M construction science faculty. The "mixed bag" of results results, researchers say, provide insights, surprises and concerns.
TAMU disaster researchers pen four scholarly articles in JAPA

JAPA features 4 papers by TAMU disaster researchers

posted March 4, 2015
Texas A&M’s national prominence in disaster planning research is evidenced in the February 2015 Journal of the American Planning Association special issue in which four of the publication’s 10 articles were penned by Texas A&M faculty and former students.