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LAND students design hike, bike trail for North Houston suburbs

LAND students design trail for Houston suburb

posted January 29, 2015
A 6.5-mile hike-and-bike trail designed last fall by Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students is poised to be the latest addition to a series of award-winning, Texas A&M student-designed parks and recreation spaces serving the suburban north Houston area.
Visualization prof’s art on display in Houston gallery through Feb. 7

Viz prof’s art on display in Houston gallery until Feb. 7

posted January 26, 2015
Gallery goers become percussionists at “Symphonic Infinitum,” an interactive exhibit of circular, hybrid objects created by multimedia artist Sherman Finch, assistant professor of visualization, on display at post-studio projects in Houston through Feb. 7, 2015.
40th Aggie Workshop explored urban parks, green space Feb. 6

40th ASLA Aggie Workshop featured lectures, charrettes

posted January 22, 2015
Landscape architecture students teamed with practitioners from across Texas for the 40th annual Aggie Workshop, a daylong series of design charrettes and lectures hosted Feb. 6, 2015 by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Outstanding alumnus, leading builder Brice Hill dies Jan. 15

Outstanding alum, well-known builder Brice Hill dies Jan. 15

posted January 21, 2015
Brice Hill, an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture who became a leader in the construction industry during a career that lasted nearly four decades, died Jan. 15 from complications of diabetes.
Acknowledgments: Spring 2015  Architecture-for-Health lectures

Acknowledgments: CHSD lecture series

posted January 15, 2015
The Spring 2015 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M, "Toward Improved Healthy Environments and Health Facilities Design in Latin America and the Caribbean,” will feature weekly presentations by experienced experts who have successfully undertaken health related projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Lecture series explores health environments, facility design in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers to discuss health facility design in Latin America

posted January 15, 2015
Leading designers and healthcare administrators from North and South America will discuss Latin American and Caribbean healthcare facility design in the Spring 2015 Architecture for Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
CHC symposium to showcase Alamo conservation initiatives

Heritage symposium to focus on Alamo conservation efforts

posted January 15, 2015
Efforts to conserve the Alamo, Texas’ historic shrine to liberty, will be presented by speakers from a wide variety of disciplines at the CHC's 16th annual Historic Preservation Symposium, scheduled Feb. 20 – 21, 2015 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M campus.
Belgian war museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggies

Belgian museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggie soldiers

posted January 12, 2015
The heroism and bravery of five Texas A&M former students who helped repel Germany’s final major World War II offensive is honored in a new multimedia exhibit in Bastogne, Belgium. The honorees include William Peña, who earned an architecture degree in 1942.
Wright Gallery showcases sculptor Wells Mason's postminimalist art

Postminimalist art highlights Wright Gallery exhibition

posted January 12, 2015
The work of American designer and sculptor Wells Mason, whose Postminimalist art, with clean lines and simple forms, often comment on a particular idea or moment in time, will be on exhibit Jan. 14 – Feb. 11 in the College of Architecture’s Wright Gallery.
Interdisciplinary initiatives earn Regan Prize for Warden, Vanegas

Vanegas, Warden earn Regan Prize

posted December 22, 2014
For championing interdisciplinary education two Texas A&M College of Architecture professors, Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college, and Robert Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation, were selected as recipients of the 2014 J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize.
Study finds Mueller development raises residents’ physical activity

Study shows more physical activity in Austin development

posted December 17, 2014
A CHSD study showed that residents of Austin's pedestrian-oriented Mueller development walked more and had improved social interactions with their neighbors compared to their previous neighborhood.
‘Tis the season of opportunity for year-end donations to college

‘Tis the season for making year-end donations to college

posted December 16, 2014
This time of year, the College of Architecture is tremendously grateful for the support received from those who truly want to make a difference in the future of the College and the lives of our students.
CoSci students’ presentations impress industry professionals

Presentations from CoSci students impress builders

posted December 15, 2014
Three groups of 14 fourth-year construction science students from Texas A&M University made a “positive and powerful” impression on construction industry executives with Dec. 2 presentations detailing schedules and safety protocols for the construction of a natural gas refinery on the Texas Gulf Coast.
TAMU team refines software to help visually impaired readers

TAMU researchers refine iPad software to aid sight impaired

posted December 3, 2014
Refinements improving the experience of visually impaired people using iPads as reading devices were developed by Francis Quek, Texas A&M professor of visualization, and Yasmine N. El-Glaly, assistant professor of computer science at Port Said University in Egypt.
Design, LAND students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

Students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

posted December 3, 2014
Design concepts created by Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students for a new outpatient and sports medicine facility in the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will be unveiled Dec. 3 and 5 in College Station and Dec. 8 in Dallas.