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Architecture students develop 360-degree VR installations

Arch students craft rule-free virtual reality worlds

posted November 9, 2017
An exercise designed to expand the imaginations of Texas A&M environmental design majors yielded stunning, 360-degree virtual reality spaces that dazzled headset-clad viewers at a late-October pop-up exhibit staged in the Langford Architecture Building.
Two former students design new Dallas edible garden, event space

Two former students design new edible garden, event space

posted November 9, 2017
Dallas’ new civic jewel, A Tasteful Place, a verdant, 3.5-acre edible garden and a sparkling, 3,700-foot glass-walled building housing a teaching kitchen and event space, was designed by two former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
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.
First-year design studio tackles architectural lighting challenge

Design studio tackles indoor architectural lighting challenge

posted October 18, 2017
First-year Texas A&M environmental design students vaulted into the vast world of architecture this month tackling a studio project that challenged them to cast natural light around a corner and deep into the darkest recesses of structure.
Architecture students craft 3-D sculptures with Harvey rain data

Arch students reflect hurricane rainfall in 3-D sculptures

posted October 11, 2017
Students created 3-dimensional wall sculptures reflecting levels of rainfall experienced by residents of more than a dozen South Texas communities during Hurricane Harvey Art in a sophomore architectural design studio.
Brazos County AIA honors work of College of Architecture graduates

Brazos County AIA honors work of architecture grads

posted October 4, 2017
Former Texas A&M architecture students swept the Brazos chapter of the American Institute of Architects 2017 awards with their renovations of the Williams Administration Building and other historic structures in the region.
New book by professor emeritus, outstanding alum details creation of historic Texas A&M buildings

New book details creation of historic Texas A&M buildings

posted September 27, 2017
A new book by Nancy McCoy '81 and David Woodcock, professor emeritus of architecture, details the creation of 10 Texas A&M Depression-era buildings designed by Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper, a university architecture professor.
Stark Galleries war exhibit honors  storied alum Peña, fellow Aggies

MSC war exhibit Honors storied alum Pena, fellow Aggies

posted September 19, 2017
A multimedia exhibit honoring five World War II Aggie heroes, including William Merriweather Peña ‘42, an Outstanding Alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, runs through Dec. 16, 2017 at the Memorial Student Center’s J. Wayne Stark Galleries.
Students’ recycled materials backdrop adorns fashion show

Studio’s recycled backdrop adorns ‘Trash Makeover’

posted September 19, 2017
Guests at a the Trash Makeover Challenge, a unique Austin fashion show, posed for selfies and other photos in front of a giant, interactive backdrop fashioned by Texas A&M environmental design students from recyclable cups, bottles, cans and other refuse.
Students working to transform shipping containers to clinics

Project transforming shipping containers to specialty clinics

posted September 19, 2017
Texas border region residents will soon have access to two specialty medical clinics converted from shipping containers by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
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.
TAMU art academy director aims to enhance outreach, funding

New AVPA director seeks to enrich art outreach, funding

posted September 14, 2017
With performances including a hip-hop homage to Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” the Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts’ 2017-18 season is heading for new heights under the direction of Weiling He, associate professor of architecture.
19th symposium showcased faculty, Ph.D. student projects

Oct. 23 symposium spotlighted college, faculty research

posted September 14, 2017
The 19th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” showcased research and creative work by college faculty and doctoral students in a daylong series of five minute sessions in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium.
Keynote to explore impact of Swiss landscape architecture

Symposium speaker, exhibit eye Swiss impact on design

posted September 13, 2017
Swiss educator and author Michael Jakob will discuss how Swiss designers helped shape landscape architecture history in a keynote address at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the 19th annual Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium.
Prof pens chapter on avant-garde design group Archigram for Wiley

Arch prof pens work on 1960s avant-garde designers Archigram

posted September 13, 2017
In a new book about 20th century architecture, associate professor Sarah Deyong, writes about Archigram, an influential avant-garde group of London architects who were inspired by the space program, science fiction, pop art and youthful idealism.