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Department of Architecture to host Aggie Reception Nov. 8 at TSA convention in Fort Worth

Arch dept. to host TSA Aggie reception Nov. 8 in Ft. Worth

posted October 2, 2018
Former students and friends of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture are invited to the annual Aggie TxA reception at the 79th annual Texas Society of Architects Conference and Design Expo in Fort Worth.
Viz-developed video game helps calculus undergraduates in China

Viz-developed video game helps calculus students in China

posted October 2, 2018
Variant: Limits, a video game developed in part by Texas A&M visualization students, is helping Chinese undergraduates succeed in introductory calculus, one of the toughest classes to pass on a university campus.
Prof develops new tool to help planners in depopulating cities

Prof develops new tool to help planners in shrinking cities

posted September 26, 2018
Urban planners in shrinking cities grappling with a growing number of vacant lots could get help from a new planning tool developed by Galen Newman, associate professor of urban planning, and a team of university researchers.
Arch students aid restoration of historic Deanville train depot

Arch students aid restoration of historic train depot

posted September 26, 2018
Using high-tech tools including photogrammetry, laser scanning and 3-D modeling, Texas A&M architecture students created historic documentation and restoration plans for a beloved 105-year-old Deanville, Texas-based train depot.
Acclaimed artists highlight TAMU art academy season

Acclaimed artists to perform in ’18-’19 academy season

posted September 25, 2018
A diverse line-up of acclaimed artists promises to thrill audiences during the Texas A&M Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts’ 2018-19 season. The AVPA is entering its second year under the direction of Weiling He, associate professor of architecture.
Texas A&M architecture professor selected for elite ACCM fellowship

Architecture prof named fellow in elite healthcare group

posted September 21, 2018
For his work enhancing healthcare design standards, Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was elevated to fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is only the second architect to be inducted into this elite national society.
Viz alumna makes movie magic, crafts special effects for Pixar

Viz alumna says collaboration skills handy at Pixar

posted September 21, 2018
Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Sarah Beth Eisenger ’13, who has used her technical wizardry skills on many acclaimed Pixar films, returned to The Viz Lab to help Vizzers craft digital shorts in the Department of Visualization's Summer Industry Workshop.
Viz alum makes movie magic lighting Pixar animated films

Pixar Viz alumnus enlightens students with technical skills

posted September 21, 2018
Lighting is a secret weapon in animated movies — it’s used in every frame, yet when done well, viewers will never notice it. Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Jon Kiker has used his technical talents to create lighting for some of the studio's best films.
Grad Vizzers create animated shorts with Disney Pixar pros

Disney Pixar pros mentor Vizzers in summer workshop

posted September 21, 2018
During a summer-long workshop known for testing the mettle of Texas A&M graduate visualization students, four teams, mentored by visiting artists from Disney’s Pixar Animated Studios, crafted short animated films featuring the comedic exploits of dissimilar robots.
Fall lecture series to feature leading designers, educators

Fall lecture series to feature leading designers, educators

posted September 20, 2018
Renowned designers and educators will present a variety of past and present projects during the fall 2018 Department of Architecture Lecture Series in Texas A&M. The public lectures are scheduled in Preston Geren Auditorium.
Steel housing tower design earns honor for graduate arch student

Grad arch student’s steel housing tower design earns honor

posted September 20, 2018
A concept for an affordable housing tower structured with steel and flexible enough to adapt to residents’ changing needs earned its designer, Kengo Kawagahira, a graduate architecture student, an award in a nationwide steel design competition.
University provost, top researcher to keynote research symposium

Top researcher, university provost to keynote symposium

posted September 14, 2018
One of the world’s foremost biochemistry researchers, Carol A. Fierke, provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M, will present a 1 p.m. keynote address at the college’s 20th annual research symposium, October 29, 2018, at Preston Geren Auditorium.
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

Students created games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

posted September 14, 2018
Student video game designers created electronic games from scratch in Chillennium 2018, a giant, Texas A&M student-run game jam competition Oct. 12-14, 2018 in the university’s Memorial Student Center.
Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious Miami art exhibit

Arch prof’s drawings selected for Miami juried art exhibit

posted September 12, 2018
Two drawings exploring the nature of human thinking and perception by architecture faculty member Alejandro Borges were chosen for a Sept. 27 – Oct. 2, 2018 juried show at a Miami gallery that highlights exceptional mid-career and emerging artists.
CoSci prof studies VR method to improve students’ public speaking

CoSci prof studies method to reduce presenter anxiety

posted September 12, 2018
Virtual reality devices could become a new tool to help students who struggle with public speaking anxiety, said Amir Behzadan, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science.