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Student’s tool measures urban bike transportation equity

Bike transportation equity measured by new planning tool

posted September 22, 2015
Municipal planners can use a tool developed by a Texas A&M urban planning student to determine if the location of current or planned bicycle lanes in their community enhance the mobility of residents who may not have ready access to automobiles.
Annual college symposium showcases faculty research

College spotlights faculty research at annual symposium

posted September 10, 2015
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 17th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” is set for Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.
Exhibit displays transformable building designs by students

Exhibit displays transformable building designs

posted September 8, 2015
Texas A&M students explore transformable design, structures that can change form or configuration, in an exhibit through Sept 25 in at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus.
Acknowledgments: Fall 2015  Architecture-for-Health lectures

Acknowledgments: CHSD lecture series

posted September 2, 2015
The Spring 2015 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M University, "“Africa: Toward Improved Health & Health Facility Design,” features weekly presentations by designers, healthcare administrators and thought leaders from Africa, France, Belgium, and the United States.
Lecturers to discuss health and health facility design in Africa

Lecturers to discuss health, health facility design in Africa

posted September 1, 2015
Designers, healthcare administrators and thought leaders from Africa, France, Belgium, and the United States will discuss health facility design and environmental health issues in Africa during the Fall 2015 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Planning, sociology faculty lead students in summer NSF program

Undergraduates sharpen research skills in program

posted August 31, 2015
Undergraduate students interested in careers as planning or sociology researchers sharpened their research skills in summer 2015 with help from Texas A&M faculty during a 6-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
Schob preserve student projects funded by LAUP dept. minigrants

Student projects in Schob preserve receive LAUP funds

posted August 31, 2015
Three student projects, each conducted with funding from a Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning minigrant program, are scheduled to take place this fall in the Schob Nature Preserve, a “living” 7-acre classroom in College Station.
Research station using renewable energy with former student’s help

Research post using ‘green’ energy with former student’s help

posted August 31, 2015
A research station on Palmyra Atoll, a remote, 680-acre South Pacific wildlife refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, is operating primarily on wind and solar power thanks to efforts by David Sellers ‘02, a former environmental design student at Texas A&M.
LAUP professor earns research award, directorship from national landscape architecture council

LAUP prof earns awards, director’s spot in global group

posted August 31, 2015
A body of research exploring the relationship between landscape patterns and health earned Jun-Hyun Kim, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, a prestigious award from a global educators’ group.
Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture at Texas A&M on Nov. 18

Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture on Nov. 18

posted August 31, 2015
Dutch artist Theo Jansen will discuss Strandbeests, sculptures he makes with PVC pipe and wind-catching sails that resemble giant animals walking on the beach, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Mitchell Physics Building.
Students grow eight varieties of vegetables on Langford A roof

Students grow eight varities of vegetables on Langford A roof

posted August 24, 2015
Students successfully grew eight varieties of vegetables on the roof of Texas A&M’s Langford A building during the 2014-15 academic year, advancing findings in an ongoing green roof research project led by Bruce Dvorak, associate professor of landscape architecture.
Real, virtual sculptures created in summer camp co-sponsored by

Sculptures made in summer camp sponsored by IAC

posted August 24, 2015
Miniature monsters inhabited real and virtual worlds after their creation by high school-age students in a 2015 summer camp co-sponsored by Texas A&M’s Institute for Applied Creativity.
Planning prof leads U.S., Dutch researchers in flooding study

Planning prof leads Dutch, U.S. coastal flooding study

posted August 24, 2015
Interdisciplinary groups of faculty and students in five U.S. universities will pair with counterparts in The Netherlands in a research project led by Sam Brody, professor of urban planning, to determine how to reduce the impact of coastal flooding.
Former design prof’s paintings are on display in MSC gallery this fall

Former architecture prof’s paintings on display this fall

posted August 24, 2015
Expressionist paintings reflecting the landscapes and colors of the American Southwest by award-winning artist Joe Hutchinson, a former architecture professor, will be displayed in the Memorial Student Center Sept. 16 – Oct. 24, 2015.
Former student’s research shows path to improved patient care

Former student’s project shows path to better healthcare

posted August 21, 2015
Nurses with access to private break areas could experience significant stress reduction and raised job satisfaction, potentially leading to improved care for the patients they serve, said Adeleh Nejati '15, a former Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, in her Ph.D. dissertation.