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Planning prof begins two-year term on national design academy

Planning prof begins two-year term on design academy

posted July 10, 2014
The National Academy of Environmental Design is getting a boost in its efforts to advocate sustainable design and environmental stewardship from Phil Berke, one of the nation’s foremost land use planning experts and professor of urban planning.
Prof, students create guidelines for new veterinary building design

Prof, students create guidelines for new vet building design

posted July 1, 2014
Veterinary medicine education at Texas A&M will begin its second century in a new $120 million complex that was designed based on a programming effort by Valerian Miranda, head of the CRS Center, architecture and environmental design students.
Vizzer-created short video shown at June 6 Houston film festival

Vizzer-created video screens at June 6 Houston film festival

posted July 1, 2014
A whimsical short video depicting what happens after a man throws away an ugly Christmas sweater he received as a gift, created by graduate visualization students at Texas A&M, was screened at a juried Houston film festival June 6.
CoSci students connect with top builders at job fair in Bastrop

CoSci students connect with top builders at job fair

posted July 1, 2014
A fast-paced job fair connected some of the state’s leading building companies with construction science students at Texas A&M during a convention hosted by the Associated General Contractors of Texas.
Construction science helping conduct building tech survey

CoSci department helping to conduct building tech survey

posted June 27, 2014
An annual survey to determine how builders are using the latest technology at the jobsite is being conducted through July 4 by an information technology services provider in partnership with Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science.
Vizzer contributes to 'Dragon 2' as intern at DreamWorks studio

Vizzer contributes to 'Dragon 2' as intern at DreamWorks

posted June 12, 2014
Graduate visualization studies at Texas A&M paid off for DreamWorks Animation intern Kelly Kin, who worked as a lighting apprentice on “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Read Jennifer Reiley's story in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Battalion.
Viz student's Fossil watch box design places 3rd in competition

Vizzers watch box design places 3rd in national contest

posted June 9, 2014
A tin box design for Fossil watches inspired by vintage plane ticket designs netted Texas A&M undergraduate visualization student Jessie Ayers a third-place finish in a nationwide competition.
Design Process students nab top spots in annual idea competition

Design Process students excel in Ideas Challenge

posted June 6, 2014
An idea incentivizing physical fitness, recycling and public transit use and another enhancing fireplace heat distribution, both hatched in a class taught at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, were among the winning entries in a campus idea competition.
New plants tested in green roof study atop Langford A building

New plants installed in green roof study atop Langford A

posted June 6, 2014
Students recently planted an assortment of new greenery on the rooftop on building A of Texas A&M’s Langford Architecture Center, part of an ongoing research project to learn what plants will thrive on green roofs and green walls in Texas’ often hostile climate.
College to honor six outstanding alumni in October 17 ceremony

College to honor six outstanding alumni in October ceremony

posted June 6, 2014
Six former Texas A&M’s College of Architecture students who have risen to the top of their respective fields while making significant public service contributions will be honored this fall as outstanding alumni.
Peers say College of Architecture business staff is 'Best in Business'

College staff tapped ‘Best in Business’

posted May 20, 2014
Recognized by their peers for outstanding service, sustained excellence and workplace innovation, the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s business office staff received the 2014 Best in Business Award from the university’s Committee of Senior Business Administrators at a special May 20, 2014 presentation.
Design prof’s new book to aid development of childrens’ ICUs

Design prof’s new book to help plan new children’s ICUs

posted May 15, 2014
A new book aiding clinicians tasked with planning new pediatric and neonatal intensive care environments, authored by Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, director of Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems and Design, is receiving favorable reviews.
Students seek votes for Big Idea, outreach project in Texas colonia

Votes sought for student project in Texas colonias

posted April 30, 2014
A group of students is seeking votes for a video detailing their proposal to partner with a nonprofit organization in the Rio Grande Valley with the aim of improving the fortunes of colonias residents — the group’s entry in the Big Ideas at Berkeley contest.
HRRC comparing man-made, natural disasters in Texas towns

HRRC comparing man-made, natural disasters in Texas

posted April 30, 2014
A Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center team is investigating how recovery from a man-made disaster differs from a natural disaster as part of a National Science Foundation study focusing on the Texas towns of West and Granbury, which were hit, respectively, by a chemical plant explosion and a tornado.
Viz program to be prominently featured at SIGGRAPH 2014

Viz program to be well represented at SIGGRAPH 2014

posted April 30, 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s premier computer graphics and interactive techniques conference, will once again feature a large presence from faculty and students at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.