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Academy gets South Texas youth to consider study, careers in construction management

Academy introduces Valley youth to building careers

posted October 11, 2016
More than 200 students from predominantly Hispanic Rio Grande Valley Texas high schools spent a week learning about possible career paths while attending the summer 2016 Texas A&M Construction Management Academy.
CoSci students studying abroad build skyscraper replica in 4 days

CoSci students in UK build skyscraper replica in 4 days

posted October 4, 2016
Turning construction theory into practice, Texas A&M construction science students studying abroad in the United Kingdom in summer 2016 built a scaled-down version of The Gherkin, an iconic London skyscraper, in less than 5 days.
Ph.D. Arch student developing first set of tools to evaluate healing gardens at hospitals

Student creates tools to assess hospital healing gardens

posted September 20, 2016
Naomi Sachs, a Texas A&M Ph.D. architecture student, is developing the first set of standardized, tested set of tools to evaluate hospital healing gardens’ effects on patients’ health.
Lecturers to discuss design impact of healthcare approach that seeks improvements for all populations

Lecturers to discuss design impact of new healthcare concept

posted September 7, 2016
Healthcare facility architects and administrators will address the design implications of population health, an approach aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for all population groups, during the Fall 2016 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Esteemed designers, academics highlight architecture lectures

Architecture lecture series features top designers, academics

posted September 1, 2016
Leading designers and educators will discuss a wide variety of completed and ongoing projects at the Texas A&M Department of Architecture’s Fall 2016 Architecture Lecture Series. The public lectures are set for 5:45 p.m. on Mondays in the Preston Geren Auditorium.
Preservationist tapped as interim head of architecture department

Noted preservationist named interim head of architecture dept.

posted September 1, 2016
Bob Warden, a Texas A&M professor of architecture who headed numerous research projects at historic sites as the director of Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation, has been named interim head of the university’s Department of Architecture.
Former CHUD director Van Zandt takes reins of LAUP department

Former CHUD head Van Zandt named LAUP dept. head

posted September 1, 2016
Shannon van Zandt, an experienced administrator, prolific researcher and professor of urban planning, becomes the new interim head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning in fall 2016.
Dean announces professorship and fellowship appointments

New holders of professorships announced by dean

posted July 21, 2016
New appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed professorships and fellowships, which support their holders’ teaching, research and service initiatives, have been announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
Architecture Dept. honors best of best at Celebration of Excellence

May 12 celebration to honor best of best in TAMU architecture

posted May 3, 2016
“The Celebration of Excellence,” an annual Texas A&M Department of Architecture event spotlighting outstanding student and faculty achievements, will include a juried evaluation of the year’s top five graduate final study projects, culminating with ta “Best of the Best Award.”
Student-made sculptures a hit at Brazos Valley Arts Center exhibit

Student sculptures a hit at Brazos Valley Arts Center exhibit

posted April 29, 2016
A group of metal sculptures displayed outside The Arts Center in College Station, created by students in a visualization sculpture class, has created quite a buzz in the Bryan/College Station area, said Chris Dyer, CEO of The Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
Texas A&M again ranked among nation's top animation schools

Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

posted April 12, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions and second in the Southwest in new lists created by Animation Career Review.
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.
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.
MLPD students identify factors heightening value of subdivision

Students identify factors raising value of urban subdivision

posted March 24, 2016
Master of Land and Property Development students at Texas A&M analyzed how numerous, additional amenities and factors affect the overall value of Towne Lake, a suburban northwest Houston subdivision, during a fall 2015 MLPD class.
Study abroad students record historic sites at CHC workshop

Students use digital gear in Italy in fall 2016 CHC workshop

posted February 18, 2016
Centuries-old churches and piazzas in Texas A&M’s study abroad venue in Italy were ideal subjects for design students learning to use sophisticated imaging equipment in a workshop directed by Robert Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation.