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Smithsonian to feature exemplary post-disaster housing recovery program formed with HRRC help

Museum showcases HRRC-developed housing program

posted July 21, 2016
Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program developed with recommendations from Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural disasters.
Environmental design students create new ideas for senior living

Design students create new ideas for senior living

posted July 21, 2016
In a spring 2016 studio, Texas A&M environmental design students imagined a new generation of residential facilities for senior citizens in designs that feature walkability and emphasize community and connections with nature.
Dean announces professorship and fellowship appointments

New holders of professorships announced by dean

posted July 21, 2016
New appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed professorships and fellowships, which support their holders’ teaching, research and service initiatives, have been announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
Ph.D. student’s team pitches idea on national innovator TV show

Ph.D. student’s team pitches idea on national TV show

posted June 29, 2016
On a national TV show, Kai Wu, a Texas A&M Urban and Regional Sciences Ph.D. student, demonstrated SwimART, a tiny submersible computer she and a team of entrepreneurs developed to enable competitive swimmers to monitor their statistics in real time.
Prof tapped to advise landscape architecture outreach initiatives

Professor to advise CELA publication committee efforts

posted June 29, 2016
With a 2016 appointee to the advisory panel for CELA, Jun-Hyun Kim, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M University, will provide guidance to the group's communications, outreach and publications committee.
Retiring CoSci prof roasted by  former classmates, students

Retiring CoSci prof roasted by former classmates, students

posted June 29, 2016
Tales were spun and tributes made during a roast honoring legendary Texas A&M construction science professor Bob Segner, who retired at the end of the 2016 semester after a stellar 46-year teaching career.
Rodiek inducted as CELA Fellow, Ndubisi named top U.S. educator

Profs Rodiek, Ndubisi garner high honors at 2016 CELA confab

posted June 29, 2016
Texas A&M faculty and students garnered several distinguished honors at the CELA Conference held last Spring in Utah, including the induction of Jon Rodiek into the council’s Academy of Fellows and an Outstanding Educator Award for Forster Ndubisi.
Students create complex forms from simple panels in workshop

Simple panels lead to complex forms in student workshop

posted June 29, 2016
They look like props from a science fiction movie, but the curving, swirling forms were designed and built in a two-day workshop by first-year Texas A&M environmental design students grappling with design and construction problems associated with complex forms.
CoSci prof’s proposed app would gauge effectiveness of 3-D models

CoSci prof proposes app to rate 3-D building models

posted June 28, 2016
An app proposed in part by Eric Du, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, will help construction companies improve their 3-D, immersive building models by comparing their development and performance with models throughout the industry.
Mavericks’ owner guides grad  students’ designs of team facility

Mavs’ owner guides graduate students’ team facility designs

posted June 15, 2016
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, met with graduate Texas A&M architecture students May 2, 2016 to review their design concepts for the NBA team’s planned multipurpose practice facility.
LAND students informed design of new campus teaching garden

Students’ design influences new teaching garden

posted June 15, 2016
A master plan developed by graduate Texas A&M landscape architecture students helped realize a seven-acre outdoor horticulture laboratory and demonstration space to be built on the university's West Campus.
Viz professor receives honorary degree from visual arts college

Fine arts college presents honorary doctorate to viz prof

posted June 6, 2016
For leading a movement to engage art with science in education and research, Carol LaFayette, a visualization professor at Texas A&M University, recently received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.
Multimedia student art show to open in Wright Gallery June 7

Student art show opens in Wright Gallery June 7

posted June 3, 2016
This summer, Texas A&M student artists will test the limits of conventional art in “Maneuvers,” a student art exhibit in the Wright Gallery, said exhibit curator Steven Caffey, instructional assistant professor of architecture.
Educational video game created by Viz prof-led firm debuts June 1

Viz prof-led firm debuts educational video game June 1

posted May 27, 2016
Guests at a reception learned how some of the world’s greatest art was created by playing a new educational video game, "ARTé Mecenas." The reception was hosted by Triseum, the game's developer, led by André Thomas, a visualization faculty member.
Student wins contest reimagining iconic museum trimmed in wood

Student wins contest reimagining museum trimmed in wood

posted May 20, 2016
Texas A&M graduate architecture student Jaechang Ko reimagined Fort Worth’s iconic Kimbell Art Museum — a structure replete with concrete and marble — in Eastern White Pine to capture first place in a timber industry design competition.