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Vizzers top statewide short film Texas bullet train competition

Viz students take top prizes in bullet train film competition

posted December 5, 2017
Using motion graphics, kinetic type and their own design prowess, two Texas A&M visualization student teams won first place honors in a statewide short film competition to create standout promotional videos for the proposed Texas Bullet Train.
24-hour problem-solving contest targets place, space, diversity

Hack-a-thon ’18 targets diversity space and place

posted December 5, 2017
At Hack-a-thon ’18, a 24-hour anything goes creative problem-solving marathon set for Feb. 2–3 at the Langford Architecture Center, registered teams will vie for $5,000 in prize money while tackling issues of place, space and diversity.
LAND prof’s call for green roof research standards commended

LAND prof’s call for green roof research standards lauded

posted December 5, 2017
To facilitate the proliferation of green roofs and walls throughout North America, Texas A&M researchers have called for the development of standards and guidelines to improve research, policy development and management within the industry.
Viz seniors use interactive design to connect majors, staff of college

Viz students create interactive design to connect college

posted December 5, 2017
Using magnets, yarn and striking graphic design, three Texas A&M visualization seniors created an interactive exhibit, “We are One,” to demonstrate the connectivity of the College of Architecture family.
Former student Bryan Trubey masters sports arena design

Outstanding alum designs famous sports arenas

posted December 5, 2017
Bryan Trubey — an innovator in the field of sports architecture, having designed the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium among many other major arenas around the world—was apparently born with an innate sense of his destiny.
Study: Focused disaster plans help cities better prepare for impact of human-caused climate change

Study: Focused plans help cities prepare for climate change

posted December 5, 2017
Municipalities are more responsive to natural disaster plans that focus on a single threat, such as flooding, than they are to comprehensive resiliency strategies, according to a study evaluating how U.S. cities are adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Students show designs for Dallas breast cancer center

Students display design concepts for breast cancer center

posted November 30, 2017
Design concepts for a new, modern breast treatment center at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital were presented Dec. 4 by graduate and undergraduate Texas A&M environmental design students in the fourth-floor review space at the Langford Architecture Center.
Viz grad tells how Disney created 'Zootopia' city with GIS software

Viz grad tells how Disney team used GIS to create 'Zootopia'

posted November 20, 2017
In “Zootopia,” the Oscar-winning animated film where thousands of anthropomorphic animals coexist, Disney artist Brandon Jarratt, a former Texas A&M visualization student, used geographic information system software to craft the movie paradise.
Architecture students develop 360-degree VR installations

Arch students craft rule-free virtual reality worlds

posted November 9, 2017
An exercise designed to expand the imaginations of Texas A&M environmental design majors yielded stunning, 360-degree virtual reality spaces that dazzled headset-clad viewers at a late-October pop-up exhibit staged in the Langford Architecture Building.
Lavy, collaborators stress facility managers’ reliance on tech in  award-winning literature review

Lavy, collaborators stress tech reliance by facility managers

posted November 9, 2017
Facility managers should rely on data-driven decision making, resolved a team led by Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, after an extensive review of technology’s relationship to facility management.
Two former students design new Dallas edible garden, event space

Two former students design new edible garden, event space

posted November 9, 2017
Dallas’ new civic jewel, A Tasteful Place, a verdant, 3.5-acre edible garden and a sparkling, 3,700-foot glass-walled building housing a teaching kitchen and event space, was designed by two former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Former vizzer detailed GIS-based creation of 'Zootopia' city in GIS Day keynote address Nov. 14

Vizzer’s GIS Day keynote featured virtual city creation

posted November 8, 2017
Brandon Jarratt, a former Texas A&M visualization student, discussed creating the imaginary city of Zootopia with GIS software in a keynote address at Texas A&M GIS Day, a three-day salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and enhance lives.
Students’ Liberty County plan earns top Texas APA honors

Students’ projects garner top honors from Texas APA

posted October 31, 2017
A comprehensive planning document already shaping growth in Liberty County, Texas earned its graduate urban planning student authors top honors from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter in a category ordinarily reserved for professionals.
New chair honors Mann, studio leader for more than 50 years

New chair honors Mann, a design prof for over 50 years

posted October 26, 2017
Two former students pledged gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation to create a faculty chair honoring George J. Mann, professor of architecture, who has led healthcare design studios at the university for 51 years.
Student-led Chillennium '17 breaks Guinness World Record

Chillennium '17 breaks Guinness World Record

posted October 19, 2017
Reeling from too much Red Bull and bleary-eyed from sleep deprivation, student game designers lumbered out of the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University at the end of Chillennium 2017, a world record-setting, student-led game design competition.