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Two college profs cited as ‘rising stars’ earn university recognition

Two college profs named presidential impact fellows

posted April 18, 2017
Two professors at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, Sam Brody and Wei Yan, hailed as rising stars in their field, were among 24 faculty members honored as inaugural Presidential Impact Fellows by university president Michael K. Young.
Architecture dept. celebrates excellence at May 14 event

Dept. of Architecture to honor students, faculty on May 14

posted April 18, 2017
Outstanding student and faculty achievements in the Department of Architecture will be showcased at “The Celebration of Excellence,” a public awards presentation and juried competition, 2-7 p.m. May 11, 2017 at the Hilton College Station.
Two leading architects to discuss their divergent public policy views in Rudder Theatre on April 21

Leading designers discuss divergent views April 21

posted April 5, 2017
Two of the world’s leading architects, Mark Foster Gage and Patrik Schumacher, will discuss their sharply divergent views about built environment public policy during a public appearance 5-7 p.m., April 21 in Texas A&M's Rudder Theatre.
Grad pens 1st history of Antarctic science station architecture

Ph.D. grad pens history of science station in Antarctica

posted March 22, 2017
In the first comprehensive architectural history of McMurdo Station, a research facility located in Antarctica, former Ph.D. student Georgina Davis traces the station’s days from its founding in 1957 as a temporary military field camp to a modern, if spartan, hub for scientists.
College of Architecture Faculty Biennial opens at Stark Gallery

2017 Faculty Biennial runs through May 14 at Stark Gallery

posted March 20, 2017
The College of Architecture’s 22nd Biennial Faculty Art Show, featuring a wide range of artwork created by 23 members of the college faculty, will run March 21 – May 14, 2017, at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center.
ENDS students explore ties  between geometry, design in exhibit at Stark Galleries

ENDS student exhibit explores relationship of design, geometry

posted February 24, 2017
First-year environmental design students at Texas A&M explore the relationship between geometry and architecture in “The Power of Limits: The Translation From Geometry to Architectural Space” at the Stark Galleries through March 24, 2017.
Archaeologists headline 18th CHC Historic Preservation Symposium

Archaeologists to headline CHC symposium in March

posted February 23, 2017
Discoveries by intrepid scholars who locate and painstakingly unearth ancient and forgotten cultural treasures from locations around the globe will highlight the 2017 Center for Heritage Conservation symposium March 3-4 in Preston Geren Auditorium.
Students’ innovative designs  sweep waste museum contest

Students’ inventive ideas sweep museum design competition

posted February 21, 2017
A conceptual design for a Houston museum skinned with sheet metal refuse from automotive manufacturing and conceived to enhance public awareness on the environmental impact of waste, earned Yingzhe Duan first-place honors in a fall 2016 contest.
Top architects, academics to  present spring 2017 lectures

Leading architects, academics to present spring 2017 lectures

posted February 9, 2017
Leading design practitioners and educators will discuss topics ranging from ancient Roman cities to the latest innovations in digital design at this spring’s Department of Architecture Lecture Series, to be held 5:45 p.m. in Langford C105.
Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

posted January 25, 2017
Betsy del Monte, founding principal of Transform Global, a consultancy that seeks to transform the built environment through planning and educational projects, will headline the 2017 Rowlett Lecture Series, 1 – 4 p.m. March 29 in the Memorial Student Center.
Interdisciplinary studio yields plans, designs for central Texas children’s mental health center

Students create new designs for children’s treatment center

posted December 14, 2016
A capital campaign to build a new campus for the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility providing low- or no-cost mental health therapy to children, is now bolstered by architectural and master plan concepts created by students in a multidisciplinary studio.
Distinguished alumnus, renowned architect, WWII hero Peña endows Architecture Scholars Program

Scholars program created with gift from former student

posted December 13, 2016
A new scholarship program established with a significant endowment by William Merriweather Peña ’42, a former Texas A&M architecture student, World War II hero, and renowned architect, will help generations of aspiring Aggie architects receive an education.
Belgium honors Texas A&M alum, hero who fought in World War II

WWII hero, alum Peña honored by Belgian princess

posted December 8, 2016
Former Aggie corpsman William Merriweather Peña '42, who led a heavy weapons platoon through dense, snow-covered European forests in the Battle of the Bulge, was presented with one of Belgium's highest honors at a Dec. 7, 2016 Rudder Theatre ceremony.
Esteemed former students help create college leadership minor

Esteemed former students create leadership minor

posted November 16, 2016
A group of distinguished leaders from the design and construction industry, all of them Texas A&M former students, recently designed a supplemental curriculum to help aspiring College of Architecture students become tomorrow’s industry leaders.
Student-designed, built ‘tiny’ homes to house homeless

Student-designed, built ‘tiny’ homes to house homeless

posted November 11, 2016
Two “tiny” homes designed and built by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture will soon house a disabled, homeless person and a homeless veteran. The houses were displayed to curious Rudder Plaza passersby Nov. 14-15.