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Downtown Bryan earns cultural badge with help of IAC fellows

IAC fellows help downtown Bryan earn culture badge

posted October 9, 2014
Downtown Bryan’s recent designation as a Texas Cultural District was achieved with the help of community fellows from the Institute of Applied Creativity at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Wright Gallery exhibit depicts effects of domestic violence

Domestic violence’s effects exhibited in Wright Gallery

posted October 9, 2014
Artist Earnie Sherow uses images of domestic violence to spark debate and promote domestic tranquility in “Spoiled and Unspoiled,” an exhibit running Oct. 13 – Nov. 12, 2014 in the Wright Gallery at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Study eyes influence of STEM activities on children for underrepresented groups

Study eyes how STEM activities influence kids

posted September 30, 2014
Elementary school children will soon be performing fun tasks designed to stoke their interest in science, technology, engineering and math and perhaps place them on a technology-oriented career path as part of a study led by Francis Quek, professor of visualization.
New lab focuses on assistive technology, interconnectivity

New lab focuses on interconnectivity, assistive technology

posted September 30, 2014
Many futurists envision a world where computing isn’t limited to desktops and mobile devices but rather a ubiquitous function of everyday items — appliances, cars, coffee mugs, clothing, sprinkler systems — all networked into an “Internet of everything.”
Fall 2014 architecture lectures  draw design luminaries to campus

Fall 2014 lecture series brings design luminaries to campus

posted September 30, 2014
A diverse group of architectural designers, educators and artists will share their knowledge and experiences with students during the Texas A&M Department of Architecture’s Fall 2014 Lecture Series scheduled 5:45 p.m. in the Preston Geren Auditorium on the dates noted.
Editorial skills, contributions to field earn TSA honor for alumnus

Editorial savvy, contributions earn TSA honor for alum

posted September 30, 2014
For his exceptional contributions to the built environment and the profession of architecture and is adept editorial skills, Chris Grossnicklaus, a 2006 Texas A&M Master of Architecture graduate, has earned a Texas Society of Architects Associate of the Year Honor Award.
Department of Architecture to host Aggie Reception at annual TSA Convention in Houston

RSVP to attend Aggie TSA reception in Houston Nov. 6

posted September 30, 2014
Former students and friends of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture are invited to the annual Aggie TSA reception at the 75th annual Texas Society of Architects Convention and Design Expo in Houston.
Design by Wibowo ’96 for patient with dementia featured in Dwell

Dwell magazine features former student’s design

posted September 29, 2014
When septuagenarians Ken and Claire Stevens needed an addition to their Tacoma, Wash. home to accommodate Ken’s symptoms from Alzheimer’s syndrome, they turned to Ko Wibowo, who earned a Master of Architecture degree at Texas A&M in 1996.
Architecture students design portable Ebola treatment clinics

Students design portable Ebola treatment clinics

posted September 22, 2014
Design concepts for portable, rapidly deployable Ebola virus treatment clinics created by Texas A&M Master of Architecture students will be unveiled at a 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 presentation on the fourth floor of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Weekday shuttle ferrying riders between Langford and Riverside

New shuttle route established between Langford, Riverside

posted September 20, 2014
A weekday shuttle now carries students to and from the Langford Architecture Center and the College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Laboratory at Texas A&M's Riverside Campus.
Architecture students travel to Bangladesh, win design charrette

Students help create winning master plan at Bangladesh event

posted September 16, 2014
A master plan for transforming a heavily polluted industrial area in Dhaka, Bangladesh into a vibrant community — designed in-part by two Texas A&M Master of Architecture students — earned first place honors at a four-day design charrette in Bangladesh.
Grad vizzers craft short films under DreamWorks’ guidance

Grad vizzers create films with guidance from DreamWorks

posted September 9, 2014
Three animated films, each portraying a 30-second tale about a robot, were created this summer by graduate visualization students at Texas A&M with guidance on the latest digital techniques from artists at DreamWorks Animation.
Essay spotlights social activism in professor emeritus Fisk's career

Essay highlights professor emeritus’ social activism

posted September 9, 2014
As a leader of numerous projects undertaken in politically charged situations, Pliny Fisk, Texas A&M architecture professor emeritus, continues the legacy of 1960s progressive idealism, asserts Sarah Deyong, associate professor of architecture.
Artist transforms refuse into critique of consumer culture

Refuse recycled in artist’s critique of consumer culture

posted September 9, 2014
Austin visual artist Virginia Fleck’s critique of what she calls “our consumerist society,” presented in a series of circular mandalas created from plastic shopping bags and product packaging material, will be on exhibit Sept. 1 – Oct. 15 in the Wright Gallery.
Former students share news with the College of Architecture

Former students report activities

posted August 31, 2014
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.