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Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

posted July 11, 2019
One of the nation’s premier hazard research hubs, the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, will continue focusing on disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery with its new director Michelle Meyer, assistant professor of urban planning.
Construction science dept. aims to become research hub for space-based building projects

CoSci dept. aims to become research hub for space projects

posted July 11, 2019
As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing renews interest in stations on the moon or Mars, the Department of Construction Science continues to lay groundwork to position the department as a leading research consultant for space-based projects.
Prof awarded grant for work in saving historic Black settlements

Prof works to save historic Black settlements

posted July 9, 2019
For her impassioned work to protect Texas’ endangered, historic African-American communities, Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, received a $50,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
‘Toy Story 4’ brought to life by former viz contributors

‘Toy Story 4’ brought to life by former viz contributors

posted June 19, 2019
Sixteen former Texas A&M visualization students helped bring back to life some of cinema’s most beloved characters in Toy Story 4, the latest installment in the hit animated movie series, which opens Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Undergrads employ robotics in design and construction

Undergrads employ robotics in design and construction

posted May 30, 2019
Texas A&M undergraduates in several disciplines experimented with a cutting-edge approach to robotics in design and manufacturing in a spring 2019 class led by Maryam Mansoori, a Ph.D. architecture student.
May 2019 architecture and film symposium explored design theory, teaching and practice

Film Symposium explored design theory, practice

posted April 30, 2019
A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers was featured in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium May 4-5. Participants promoted innovations in design theory, teaching and practice.
International experience inspires dual masters in architecture, land and property development

Student’s winding path leads to two graduate degrees

posted April 26, 2019
After eight years, three continents, and one accident that nearly took his life, Jace Bentle of Sweetwater, Texas walked the graduation stage twice this May, coming away with graduate degrees in both architecture and land and property development, earned in tandem from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Landscape architecture prof Highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

LAND prof highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

posted April 25, 2019
On this Arbor Day, April 26, 2019, William ‘Chip’ Winslow, a landscape architecture professor at Texas A&M University, highlights the vital role of trees in the Earth’s ecosystem.
Distinguished alum Adams ‘61 received honorary Texas A&M Ph.D. at spring commencement

Distinguished alum Adams ’61 earned honorary Ph.D.

posted April 23, 2019
Harold Adams ’61, who worked with President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy on federal building projects, then later led the transformation of a Baltimore design firm to a global practice, received an honorary Ph.D. from Texas A&M at spring 2019 commencement.
Summit explored future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explored education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
More than 50 tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars gathered in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.
Why Notre Dame burning affected us all – five questions with an architecture expert

Notre Dame fire - five questions with an architecture expert

posted April 17, 2019
The April 15 fire at the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was met with disbelief and despair by people worldwide. Catholics mourned the damage to their sacred religious center during Holy Week, while others lamented the potential loss of a significant architectural landmark.
Healthcare design excellence elevates alumnus to AIA fellow

Design excellence elevates alumnus to AIA fellow

posted March 18, 2019
The American Institute of Architects has elevated former Texas A&M student Tushar Gupta ’00 to its prestigious College of Fellows for achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession and for his significant contributions to the profession and society.
Wright Gallery showcased female perspectives in ‘She Matters’ show

Females of color chronicled their lives in ‘She Matters’

posted March 6, 2019
Female artists of color addressed violence, discrimination, prejudice and additional social issues that face women today in “She Matters,” a multimedia exhibit March 6 – April 26, 2019 at the Wright Gallery.
Speakers to discuss preserving Texas’ historic places at annual CHC symposium

Speakers to discuss preserving Texas sites at CHC confab

posted February 6, 2019
Leading historians and preservationists speaking at the Feb. 15-16, 2019 Center for Heritage Conservation Symposium will discuss the challenges of preserving historic sites across Texas — including a recently discovered, unmarked Sugar Land cemetery.
Viz ranked No. 1 animation program by College Magazine

Viz ranked as top public program by College Magazine

posted January 24, 2019
In new rankings released by College Magazine, an online career resource for students, Texas A&M was recognized as the nation’s best public animation school, funneling top-notch graduates into the highly competitive film and television industry, and other professions.