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Francis Hall renovation earning multiple constructor awards

Francis Hall earning multiple awards from constructors' groups

posted March 29, 2016
Construction industry trade associations have recognized the $10 million renovation of Francis Hall, the new home of construction science education at Texas A&M, with multiple awards since the project’s completion prior to the spring 2015 semester.
Francis Hall transformation honored by builders’ group

Renovation of Francis Hall earns constructors' honor

posted March 29, 2016
The transformation of a nearly 100 year-old Francis Hall into the new home of construction science education at Texas A&M has been recognized as one of the nation’s top renovation projects in 2015 by The Associated General Contractors of America.
National construction group honors Francis Hall renovation

National group honors Francis Hall renovation effort

posted March 28, 2016
The transformation of a nearly 100 year-old Francis Hall into the new home of construction science education at Texas A&M has been recognized as one of the nation’s top renovation projects in 2015 by the Associated Builders and Contractors.
Prof to recommend planning strategies for shrinking cities

Prof to recommend planning strategies for shrinking cities

posted March 28, 2016
Galen Newman, an assistant professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, is developing planning solutions for once-vibrant cities such as Detroit, Buffalo, N.Y., and Youngstown, Ohio, now plagued by growing vacant areas caused by shrinking populations.
Planning researchers develop ‘scorecard’ for hazard plans

Planning researchers develop ‘scorecard’ for hazard plans

posted March 28, 2016
Urban planners can assess whether a community’s hazard plans target its most vulnerable areas with a scorecard developed in part by planning researchers at Texas A&M.
Mavericks’ owner guiding grad students’ design of team facility

Mavericks’ owner guiding designs of new team facility

posted March 28, 2016
Texas A&M graduate architecture students are designing a state-of-the-art, practice facility for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks with input from Mark Cuban, the team's owner, and Bryan Trubey '83, designer of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Architecture prof compiles best health facility design principles

Arch prof creates list of top health facility design principles

posted March 28, 2016
A clear client’s vision is one of 12 principles compiled by Kirk Hamilton, interim director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems & Design and professor of architecture, that lead to the creation of successful new healthcare facilities.
Two CoSci undergraduates elected as Yell Leaders for 2016-17

Two CoSci students elected as Yell Leaders for 2016-17

posted March 25, 2016
The roar of Aggie fans at athletic contests in 2016-17 will be led by Cooper Cox and Ian Moss, two Texas A&M undergraduate construction science students, selected as Yell Leaders in a February 16 student vote.
Ph.D. student to study savings from home appliance networks

Ph.D. student to study benefits of networked devices

posted March 25, 2016
Sukjoon Oh, a Texas A&M Ph.D. architecture student, is discovering how much consumers can expect to save on their electricity bills in a not-too-distant future when household appliances will be part of a Wi-Fi network.
Student design ideas included in new Ronald McDonald room

Ronald McDonald room includes student design ideas

posted March 25, 2016
Families with children at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan can stay close to their loved ones in a Ronald McDonald Family Room, a homelike setting in the hospital that contains elements from design proposals created by design students at Texas A&M.
Students reimagine the doorknob in departmental design contest

Students reimagine the doorknob in design contest

posted March 25, 2016
What’s something that people use all the time but hardly notice? It’s the underappreciated doorknob, an object that first-year environmental design students at Texas A&M reimagined in a fall 2015 contest hosted by the Department of Architecture.
Ph.D. student’s research poster earns top honor at conference

Ph.D. student’s poster earns top honor at conference

posted March 25, 2016
A poster designed by Ph.D. student Sungmin Lee, illustrating findings by Texas A&M researchers in a study to determine how older pedestrians' fear of falling affects their physical fitness, captured an award from a national research foundation.
Teens blog about their home  county in ongoing TTC project

Teens blog about their home county in TTC initiative

posted March 25, 2016
Two teenage residents of Liberty County, Texas are posting ideas about improving their home county in a multimedia blog, one of a set of ongoing Texas Target Communities initiatives aimed at helping residents of the rural area northeast of Houston shape their futures.
Two-day Rowlett Lecture Series marked CRS Center’s 25th year

2-day 2016 Rowlett Lecture Series featured 4 sessions

posted March 25, 2016
A two-day program commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Texas A&M CRS Center for Leadership & Management in the Design & Construction Industry took place March 31-April 1, 2016 on the Texas A&M campus.
Barucchieri honored in one of two new study abroad scholarships

Former students endow new study abroad scholarships

posted March 24, 2016
New scholarships endowed by two former students honor Paolo Barucchieri, the late, much-loved former director at the College of Architecture's study abroad venue in Italy and help students fulfill their study abroad requirement there.