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CoSci upgrades its BIM CAVE in new Francis Hall headquarters

New BIM CAVE facilitates students' 3-D visualizations

posted December 14, 2015
Futuristic, immersive journeys through and around virtual 3-D buildings created by Texas A&M construction science students highlighted final reviews for a fall 2015 building information modeling class led by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science.
First scholarship endowed by former viz student is created

First scholarship endowed by former Vizzer is established

posted March 31, 2015
The first scholarship endowed by a former visualization student has been established by Gracie Arenas Strittmatter, who earned a Master of Science in Visualization at Texas A&M in 2008.
CoSci occupies historic Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

CoSci moves into Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

posted March 26, 2015
The $10 million transformation of historic Francis Hall, the new headquarters for the Department of Construction Science, will be celebrated with a dedication at 12:30 p.m. April 9 in the College Station Hilton followed by an open house at Francis Hall.
‘Tis the season of opportunity for year-end donations to college

‘Tis the season for making year-end donations to college

posted December 16, 2014
This time of year, the College of Architecture is tremendously grateful for the support received from those who truly want to make a difference in the future of the College and the lives of our students.
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.