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He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Stockholm building entry space

He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Swedish foyer

posted March 7, 2014
A nondescript entry space at a Swedish university was temporarily transformed into an intriguing gathering spot by “Cloud Igloo,” an architectural installation created by Weiling He, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M, and a group of workshop participants.
CoSci student receives award at national homebuilder confab

CoSci student wins Award at national builder convention

posted March 6, 2014
Academic excellence and leadership in two student groups has netted Alexandra Olheiser, a construction science major at Texas A&M, an outstanding student award from the National Association of Home Builders.
Lee’s students contribute to  creation of wayfinding guide

Lee’s students help create concepts for wayfinding guide

posted March 6, 2014
A publication detailing how to create better wayfinding, or the process which people find their way from place to play in a city or small town, reflects contributions made by graduate students at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Grad students’ bike share plan earns national planning honors

Grad students’ plan wins national award from planning group

posted March 6, 2014
A report by graduate urban planning students at Texas A&M that helped establish a university bike sharing program was honored with an award in a nationwide contest sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
 Ph.D. student raises crowdsource funds for artist-in-residence stay

Ph.D student seeks crowdsource funds for artistic endeavor

posted February 25, 2014
James Westwater, a Ph.D architecture student at Texas A&M and an award-winning artist, is raising funds through a crowdsourcing site to finance his stay as an artist-in-residence March-May 2014 at a studio in Dublin, Ireland.
Li elected to lead landscape architecture organization

Li elected to lead global landscape architecture group

posted February 25, 2014
As a newly elected leader of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Ming-Han Li, associate professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, plans to elevate CELA’s national and global reputation and enhance service to its affiliated institutions.
Six alumni among 2014 American Institute of Architects Fellows to be honored at June investiture

6 former students elevated to AIA College of Fellows

posted February 20, 2014
For achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession and for significant contributors to architecture and society, six Texas A&M former students have been elevated into the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
Former Viz prof exhibits 'ironic monuments of the ordinary'

Former prof’s work displayed at Wright Gallery March 5-31

posted February 19, 2014
Images of everyday, personal objects and drawings of oversized handkerchiefs, representing memory and observation, are featured in a March 5-31, 2014 exhibit of work by Karen Hillier, professor emerita of visualization, at Texas A&M’s Wright Gallery in building A of the Langford Architecture Center.
Students’ demonstration kitchen idea wins Italian design contest

Aggies win design contest in Italy

posted February 17, 2014
A demonstration kitchen for showcasing Tuscan and American culinary cultures designed by Texas A&M study abroad students as a tourist attraction for Castiglion Fiorentino, won a design competition sponsored by the Italian city last fall.
HRRC researchers focus on resilience, smart planning

HRRC marks 25th year championing resilience, planning

posted February 17, 2014
To mark 25 years of disaster-related research at Texas A&M University, many of the nation’s top hazard researchers are gathering on campus April 4-5 to present their latest work as part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center’s “Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium.”
Alumna's designs, activism earn her AIA Young Architect Award

Alumna earns 2014 Young Architect Award from AIA

posted February 17, 2014
Significant architectural accomplishments, community activism and a commitment to advancing diversity within her profession led to an American Institute of Architects Young Architect Award for Lorena Toffer, a 2004 Master of Architecture graduate.
EA Sports’ graphics supervisor joins Viz faculty at Texas A&M

EA Sports graphics head joins Texas A&M Viz faculty

posted February 17, 2014
André Thomas, who led graphics development, planning and implementation for the EA Sports’ powerhouse lineup of football videogames since 2007, is now passing his considerable game industry knowledge to visualization students as a lecturer at Texas A&M.
Viz professor's groundbreaking 70’s facial expression animation shows up in Miley Cyrus video

Viz prof’s pioneering 70s work lands in Miley Cyrus video

posted February 11, 2014
Amid the twerking and frolicking in “We Can’t Stop,” a 2013 Miley Cyrus music video, are brief scenes of pioneering experiments in computer-animated facial expression developed by Fred Parke, professor of visualization at Texas A&M, when he was a graduate student at the University of Utah in the early 1970s.
March CHC symposium to feature  Houston building preservationists

CHC symposium to feature Houston preservation experts

posted February 11, 2014
The challenges and rewards of preserving historic buildings in Houston will be discussed by leaders in the city’s preservation community at “Houston: Building Stories,” the 15th annual preservation symposium hosted March 21-22, 2014, by Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation.
Associated Press report features CHC’s Alamo preservation work

AP report showcases CHC Alamo project

posted February 11, 2014
Bob Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation, is heading a team of graduate students using scanning and recording equipment and computer aided-design software to create detailed 2- and 3-D models of one of Texas's most historic structures, the Alamo.