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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.
Two former students elevated to prestigious AIA College of Fellows

Former students elevated to AIA College of Fellows

posted February 23, 2017
The American Institute of Architects has elevated former Texas A&M students, Debra Dockery ’75 and Luis Jauregui ’76, to its prestigious College of Fellows for achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession .
Architecture prof earns 2016 Regan Interdisciplinary Prize

Design prof earns interdisciplinary Regan prize in 2016

posted December 14, 2016
For orchestrating transformational educational experiences that facilitate student collaboration with peers and professionals from other disciplines, Ahmed K. Ali, assistant professor of architecture, was chosen to receive the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Architecture college grads lead 14 companies in 2016 Aggie 100 list

College alums head 14 Aggie 100 firms

posted November 17, 2016
Twenty former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture lead 14 companies in the 2016 Aggie 100, a list of the fastest-growing firms owned or led by Aggie graduates compiled annually for the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
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.
Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA chapter

Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA

posted November 11, 2016
Described as a “powerhouse” in Houston architecture, studioMET, a design/build firm led by former environmental design students Stephen Andrews and Shawn Gottschalk, earned 2016 Firm of the Year honors from Houston AIA.
Students creating master plans, designs for youth therapy center

Students creating master plans, designs for youth center

posted September 20, 2016
Administrators aiming to elevate treatment at the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility that provides mental health therapy to children, are advising design students at Texas A&M who are creating architectural and master plan concepts for a new center facility on a 92-acre site.
College honored outstanding alumni at October 14 ceremony

College honored outstanding alumni at Oct. 14 ceremony

posted July 26, 2016
Seven former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture who have risen to the top of their respective fields while making significant public service contributions were honored as outstanding alumni during a Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 banquet at Traditions Club in Bryan.
Students design, build structure to house farmers’ market in Bryan

Shelter for farmers’ market designed, built by students

posted July 22, 2016
For farmers who gather under tents in downtown Bryan every Saturday morning to sell their locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Brazos Valley Farmers Market, a group of students have designed and built a more stylish and permanent vending space.
LAND students’ master plans turn historic block into city destination

LAND students’ plans turn historic block into new destination

posted July 21, 2016
Three master plans by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M turn a historic but mostly empty block near downtown Bryan, Texas into a new Brazos Valley destination.
Smithsonian featuring exemplary post-disaster housing recovery program formed with HRRC help

Museum showcases HRRC-developed housing program

posted July 21, 2016
Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program developed with recommendations from Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural disasters.
Rodiek inducted as CELA Fellow, Ndubisi named top U.S. educator

Profs Rodiek, Ndubisi garner high honors at 2016 CELA confab

posted June 29, 2016
Texas A&M faculty and students garnered several distinguished honors at the CELA Conference held last Spring in Utah, including the induction of Jon Rodiek into the council’s Academy of Fellows and an Outstanding Educator Award for Forster Ndubisi.
LAND students informed design of new campus teaching garden

Students’ design influences new teaching garden

posted June 15, 2016
A master plan developed by graduate Texas A&M landscape architecture students helped realize a seven-acre outdoor horticulture laboratory and demonstration space to be built on the university's West Campus.
Viz prof leading NSF study to interest children in STEM fields

Viz prof heads NSF study leading youth to STEM careers

posted May 3, 2016
Earthquakes destroyed an entire village as guests gathered to witness several cataclysmic scientific simulations staged by students at Bryan’s Neal Elementary School with a help from a team of Texas A&M researchers led by Francis Quek, professor of visualization.
Francis Hall transformation honored by builders’ group

Renovation of Francis Hall earns constructors' honor

posted March 29, 2016
The transformation of a nearly 100 year-old Francis Hall into the new home of construction science education at Texas A&M has been recognized as one of the nation’s top renovation projects in 2015 by The Associated General Contractors of America.