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Norfolk adopts hazard 'scorecard' created by TAMU disaster team

Texas A&M hazard team's 'scorecard' adopted by Norfolk

posted September 5, 2017
City planning staff in Norfolk, Va., a coastal city of 243,000, have identified weaknesses and inconsistencies in their community’s natural hazard plans with a scorecard developed in part by Texas A&M disaster researchers.
Ward Wells endows professorship supporting arch department head

Wells professorship supports architecture department head

posted September 5, 2017
After 40 years as a prominent educator and administrator at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, Ward Wells, who stepped down as head of the Department of Architecture in 2016, endowed a $150,000 professorship to continue his support of the department.
Air Force veteran takes helm of construction science department

Former Air Force Academy educator heads CoSci dept.

posted September 1, 2017
Patrick Suermann, who led numerous, large-scale military construction projects around the world and excelled as an educator during a distinguished 20-year career as a U.S. Air Force officer, is the new head of the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science.
Career change program cultivates successful ‘architects with a twist’

Program provides alternative track to architecture career

posted July 27, 2017
You don’t have to earn an undergraduate design degree to excel as an architect. For several decades, the Career Change Master of Architecture program at Texas A&M University has trained aspiring architects from diverse disciplines.
Students, residents in Houston neighborhood to create plan combating polluted conditions

Students, residents in Houston to combat neighborhood toxins

posted June 22, 2017
Residents of Sunnyside, a Houston area neighborhood beset by water and air pollution and prone to flooding, will collaborate with College of Architecture students to develop plans to improve their community and create a roadmap for future growth.
College to honor 9 distinguished former students at Oct. 26 event

College to honor outstanding alumni at Oct. 26 ceremony

posted June 21, 2017
Nine former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture, distinguished humanitarians and leaders in their respective fields, will be honored as outstanding alumni at a Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 banquet in College Station.
Teacher ‘making’ workshop aids study, promotes STEM education

Teacher 'making’ workshop fosters STEM education

posted June 19, 2017
Local elementary school teachers are stocking up on hardware supplies and brainstorming new lesson plans after learning basic programming, electronics and 3-D printing at a three-day workshop hosted June 12–14 by Texas A&M Department of Visualization faculty.
Vizzer grad creates 3-D printed fashion, shows work worldwide

Cutting edge couture: viz grad creates 3-D fashion

posted June 8, 2017
Futuristic bridal gowns, haute couture costumes and tech-inspired fashion accessories, all made with 3-D printers, have garnered international recognition for Rachel Nhan ’11, who crafts costumes suggestive of avant-garde armor and shows them worldwide.
Vizzer creates, runs eclectic international record label

Vizzer creates, runs eclectic record label

posted June 6, 2017
From emo-punk to Arkansas space rock, unassuming music impresario Jonathan Lee Gonzales, an entrepreneurial Texas A&M visualization major with his own record label, is orchestrating a three-city Texas tour this June to showcase more than half of the 17 unique bands represented by his label, Sunday Drive Records.
Former planning student finds Houston-Galveston region more vulnerable to hurricane flooding

MUP student project reveals new Houston area flood threat

posted June 6, 2017
The Houston-Galveston region is even more vulnerable to hurricane flood damage today than it was when Hurricane Ike struck in 2008, concluded Md Yousuf Reja ’16 in his final Master of Urban Planning project.
CoSci instructor honored for inventive teaching, solicitude

CoSci prof honored for transformational teaching excellence

posted May 22, 2017
For his mentorship work and transformative teaching practices, Gary Boldt, a senior lecturer in the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science, earned a 2017 teaching award from the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence.
Architecture pros choose best of year’s best M. Arch student work

Jurors select year's best M.Arch project

posted May 16, 2017
Overcoming tough competition from her peers, a Texas A&M Master of Architecture student’s biologically-inspired Japanese subway station design wowed a distinguished panel of jurors to earn best-of-the-best honors at the Department of Architecture’s 2017 Celebration of Excellence held May 11 at the Hilton Hotel in College Station.
Studios collaborate on Japanese multigenerational housing village

Students develop multigenerational housing village

posted May 2, 2017
Two Texas A&M design studios came together this spring to experiment with an innovative concept in housing that integrates senior citizens with younger neighbors in a transformative approach to mixed-use development.
College dean honored for efforts advancing study abroad program

Dean honored for advancing study abroad program

posted May 1, 2017
For championing study abroad programs that transform students’ academic and cultural perspectives, Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, received the Dr. Kenneth L. “Rock” Clinton International Study Abroad Education Programs Award.
Fab-Lab builds decontamination device for animal flood victims

Fab Lab-built unit helps clean animals rescued from floods

posted May 1, 2017
A decontamination unit built by environmental design and engineering student workers at the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Lab was a big help to small animals tainted by recent toxic floodwaters in Texas.