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Designers to discuss healthcare challenges presented by state’s changing demographic profile

Lectures to eye changing health demographics

posted February 14, 2017
Leading designers and facility planners will address healthcare issues and opportunities associated with Texas’ growing population and changing demographics in the spring 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
COSC prof advising global facility management foundation board

Prof advising global facility management foundation board

posted February 9, 2017
The board of the International Facility Management Association Foundation, a group that supports educational opportunities for FM students and professionals, is getting academic advice from Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science.
Top architects, academics to  present spring 2017 lectures

Leading architects, academics to present spring 2017 lectures

posted February 9, 2017
Leading design practitioners and educators will discuss topics ranging from ancient Roman cities to the latest innovations in digital design at this spring’s Department of Architecture Lecture Series, to be held 5:45 p.m. in Langford C105.
Spring 2017 lectures to feature  leading land developers, planners

Spring 2017 lectures to feature leading developers, planners

posted February 7, 2017
Experts in land development, transportation, urban sustainability and history will share their knowledge in the spring 2017 Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning lecture series.
Contestants to create data-driven concepts for a barrier-free campus in Feb. 17-18 diversity hackathon

Diversity council staging Feb. 17-18 access hackathon

posted February 3, 2017
Using their digital and artistic skills, contestants will vie for $5,000 in prize money by creating data-sourced concepts for a Texas A&M University campus free of physical and virtual barriers to the disabled as part of the Feb. 17-18, 2017 Diversity Accessibility Hackathon hosted by the Texas A&M College of Architecture Diversity Council.
Viz prof-led firm, Texas A&M create $1M department chair

Viz prof-led firm, Texas A&M create $1M dept. chair

posted January 30, 2017
Triseum, a video game development company headed by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty and director of the department’s LIVE Lab, has partnered with Texas A&M to establish the $1 million Triseum Endowed Chair of Visualization.
New video game by Viz prof-led firm aiding calculus students

New video game by Viz prof-led firm aids calculus students

posted January 30, 2017
This semester, students in almost 50 universities are getting help with introductory calculus by playing “Variant,” a new video game developed by Triseum, a Bryan video game development company led by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty.
CoSci graduates in high demand at jobsites throughout the state

CoSci grads in high demand at jobsites throughout Texas

posted January 25, 2017
High demand for graduates of Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science has led to a doubling of the department’s enrollment in just four years, said its head, Joe Horlen, on KBTX-TV.
Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

posted January 25, 2017
Betsy del Monte, founding principal of Transform Global, a consultancy that seeks to transform the built environment through planning and educational projects, will headline the 2017 Rowlett Lecture Series, 1 – 4 p.m. March 29 in the Memorial Student Center.
Architecture prof earns 2016 Regan Interdisciplinary Prize

Design prof earns interdisciplinary Regan prize in 2016

posted December 14, 2016
For orchestrating transformational educational experiences that facilitate student collaboration with peers and professionals from other disciplines, Ahmed K. Ali, assistant professor of architecture, was chosen to receive the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Former student honored for AIA service with 2016 Kemper Award

Former student earns 2017 Kemper Award for service to AIA

posted December 14, 2016
For significant contributions through service to the American Institute of Architects, including his "uncanny ability to recruit, mentor, and involve others in projects and causes," Ron Skaggs ’65, chairman emeritus of HKS Inc. was honored with the group's 2016 Edward C. Kemper Award.
'Anonymous Women’ explores home as comfort, camouflage

Photographer eyes relationship between women and home

posted December 14, 2016
Photographer Patty Carroll explores women’s personal and cultural relationships with the home as a place of comfort and a camouflage in “Anonymous Women,” a Jan. 24 – March 16, 2017 exhibit in the College of Architecture's Wright Gallery.
Prof investigating best way to visualize data-driven decisions

Prof investigating best way to depict data-based decisions

posted December 14, 2016
Decision-making based on large, complex and often unwieldy datasets is a perplexing process that Eric Ragan, professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, is working to illuminate through visualization in a National Science Foundation-funded project.
Interdisciplinary studio yields plans, designs for central Texas children’s mental health center

Students create new designs for children’s treatment center

posted December 14, 2016
A capital campaign to build a new campus for the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility providing low- or no-cost mental health therapy to children, is now bolstered by architectural and master plan concepts created by students in a multidisciplinary studio.
Nominations for outstanding college alumni due March 1

Nominations for outstanding alumni due March 1, 2017

posted December 13, 2016
Nominations for the 2017 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by March 1, 2017. “This award recognizes the exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accomplishments of the recipients,” said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture. “We strongly encourage those who know a former student deserving of this prestigious honor to nominate him or her.”