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Graduate architecture program earns 8-year accreditation term

Grad architecture program accredited for eight-year term

posted October 14, 2014
The Master of Architecture program at Texas A&M University is making strong, unique contributions to architectural education, according to experts from the National Architectural Accrediting Board team who reviewed the program last fall.
Francis Hall renovation under way; CoSci to move in next spring

CoSci department to move into Francis Hall in Spring 2015

posted April 29, 2014
With the renovation of historic Francis Hall under way, the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University is well on its way to acquiring a state-of-the-art academic facility dedicated to construction teaching, research and industry service.
Fluor foundation to fund state- of-the-art BIM lab in Francis Hall

Flour foundation to fund top-notch BIM lab in Francis Hall

posted March 10, 2014
Construction science students at Texas A&M will soon be using a state-of-the-art building information modeling lab built with the help of a $250,000 gift from the Fluor Foundation.
Holiday gift giving opportunities at the College of Architecture

Gift giving options honor esteemed college faculty

posted December 4, 2013
The season of giving is also one of the busiest times of year for donations to the College of Architecture, as many former students include the college and their own departments for end-of-year donations.
Clark Construction Group funds Francis Hall conference, bid room

Builder funds Francis Hall video, bid room

posted October 1, 2013
A “bid room,” outfitted with state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment for simulating the preparation and negotiation of construction project cost proposals, will be built in Francis Hall, future campus headquarters of the Department of Construction Science, with help from a donation from Clark Construction Group LLC.
Landscape architecture prof Nancy Volkman passes away

LAND professor Volkman passes

posted September 24, 2013
Nancy Jeanne Volkman, an associate professor and member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning faculty at Texas A&M University since 1981, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 after a long illness. A dynamic teacher and prolific scholar, she was researching three books just prior to her death.
Dynamic Systems donates lab for viewing building’s infrastructure

New lab to showcase building systems in redone Francis Hall

posted September 24, 2013
When construction science students begin taking classes in the renovated Francis Hall in spring 2015 they’ll be able to see exposed mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems at work in a $100,000 specialty lab funded by Dynamic Systems, Inc.
Former student's gift makes beloved CoSci prof Segner namesake for auditorium

Auditorium name to honor popular CoSci professor Bob Segner

posted July 8, 2013
The signature classroom in the renovated Francis Hall, which will house Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science this spring, will be named for Bob Segner, a professor who has been teaching students, many of whom are now leaders in the building industry, since 1970.
Peel pledges $225,000 to college, Hill professorship, urges Hill's former students to contribute

Peel honors Hill, college with gifts totaling $225,000

posted July 8, 2013
Recognizing the profound and positive influence longtime architecture professor Rodney Hill had on his life and those of countless other Texas A&M students, Bill Peel ‘74 has contributed $25,000 to the Rodney Hill Professorship in Creativity and Design, and he is challenging Hill's former students to make contributions of their own.
Van Cleave ’81, Balfour Beatty gift funds audiovisual CoSci classroom

Donation funds new CoSci AV classroom

posted July 1, 2013
When Texas A&M construction science students move into their new Francis Hall headquarters next year, they're lessons will be enhanced by a new state-of-the-art audiovisual classroom made possible by a $150,000 combined gift from Balfour Beatty Construction and Robert Van Cleave ‘81, the company’s chairman and CEO.
Noted architect, avid Texas A&M supporter Preston Geren Jr. dies

Noted architect, college supporter Geren Jr. passes

posted June 13, 2013
Preston M. Geren, Jr., an avid supporter of the Texas A&M College of Architecture whose family history is deeply tied to the Texas A&M architecture program, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was 89.
Vaughn Construction contributes to Francis Hall renovation project

Vaughn gift provides high-tech workspace for CoSci building

posted June 7, 2013
Competition teams and students tackling group projects in the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M will soon be collaborating in a state-of-the-art workspace made possible by a $150,000 gift from Vaughn Construction to the department's Francis Hall building campaign.
Marek Brothers Systems Inc. funds safety education lab

Marek Inc. funds CoSci safety lab

posted February 4, 2013
A safety education lab for Francis Hall, future home of Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science, will be built with a $150,000 contribution from Marek Brothers Systems, Inc., a Houston-based builder. An $8 million renovation of the historic building is scheduled for completion in fall 2014.
CoSci Advisory Council donates $250,000 toward office suite in Francis Hall renovation effort

Advisory council supports CoSci building campaign

posted February 1, 2013
A new office suite in Francis Hall, future campus home of the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science, will be realized by a $250,000 gift from the department’s Construction Industry Advisory Council.
Joeris General Contractors gifts $250,000 for CoSci estimating lab

Joeris funds Francis Hall estimating lab

posted December 4, 2012
Construction science students at Texas A&M will soon learn to accurately estimate the cost of construction projects in a state-of-the-art lab funded by a $250,000 gift from San Antonio-based Joeris General Contractors.