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Students design architecturally artistic transformable pavilions

Design students create transforming artistic pavilions

posted May 5, 2018
Senior environmental design students recently designed and built small-scale prototypes for lightweight collapsible pavilions that could be deployed at full scale up to 400 square feet. The portable, transformable structures expand to form artistic, architecturally intriguing canopies.
Vizzers give 'wings' to denizens of interactive virtual realty worlds

Interactive design students create virtual worlds

posted May 5, 2018
Empowered by virtual reality goggles, patrons of a year-culminating exhibit of visualization student work soared above clouds and performed other superhuman feats in immersive alternative worlds created in an interactive design studio at Texas A&M.
Singleton tapped as Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumnus

Singleton tapped as Distinguished Alum

posted March 28, 2018
For outstanding contributions to the university, the community and his profession, College of Architecture graduate James M. Singleton IV ’66 has netted a Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon former Texas A&M students, by The Association of Former Students in a surprise ceremony on March 28.
Outstanding Alums' gifts push college toward $30 million target in Lead by Example campaign

Planned gifts move college toward LBE campaign target

posted March 20, 2018
With two gifts from College of Architecture Development Advisory Council members this month, the college passed the two-thirds mark toward its $30 million goal in Texas A&M University’s “Lead by Example” campaign.
Students design portable bridges to assist military foot soldiers

Design students create expandable military foot bridges

posted March 19, 2018
In a studio project with real-world military applications, senior Texas A&M environmental design students recently designed and fabricated working prototypes for lightweight, collapsible bridges that can be easily deployed to help soldiers traverse tough terrains.
Study abroad alum launches scholarship honoring Abbott

Former student creates new study abroad scholarship

posted March 19, 2018
A former Texas A&M environmental design student who was transformed by a single 1982 semester spent studying abroad in Italy is creating a scholarship to help fund similar transcendent educational experiences for today’s Texas A&M students.
Oscar-winning CG wizard to teach visualization as Hagler Fellow

Oscar-winning CG artist joins viz dept. as Hagler Fellow

posted December 11, 2017
Jerry Tessendorf, an Academy Award-winning professor from Clemson University who revolutionized the use of fluid simulations in computer graphics, is joining the Department of Visualization faculty in 2018 as a Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellow.
Year-end giving could fully fund several college endowments

College suggests year-end giving opportunities

posted December 7, 2017
As many plan their year-end charitable giving, the College of Architecture is focused on completing projects launched by former students in honor of faculty members who played a very special role in their education and in their personal and professional lives.
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.
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.
ILMxLAB pros help Vizzers create immersive virtual reality games

Grad vizzers create virtual reality games with ILMxLAB’s help

posted September 18, 2017
Texas A&M graduate visualization students spent the summer creating four virtual reality games from scratch with guidance from industry experts at Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, an industry leader in Immersive Entertainment production.
Ward Wells endows professorship supporting arch department head

Wells professorship supports architecture department head

posted September 5, 2017
After 40 years as a prominent educator and administrator at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, Ward Wells, who stepped down as head of the Department of Architecture in 2016, endowed a $150,000 professorship to continue his support of the department.
Career change program cultivates successful ‘architects with a twist’

Program provides alternative track to architecture career

posted July 27, 2017
You don’t have to earn an undergraduate design degree to excel as an architect. For several decades, the Career Change Master of Architecture program at Texas A&M University has trained aspiring architects from diverse disciplines.
Study: Construction industry still slow to adopt new technology

Construction still hesitant to adopt tech, study shows

posted May 2, 2017
The construction industry is hesitant to pay for and utilize technology according to the 5th Annual Construction Technology Report, a survey-based study developed in part by Texas A&M construction science faculty members Ben Bigelow and James Benham ’01.
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.