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Army, Navy team with Colonias Program to provide health care

Colonias residents get health assistance from US Army, Navy

posted July 3, 2017
Outside a pop-up medical clinic in south Texas, a wide-eyed woman stood in shocked silence, suddenly able to see the world in sharp focus for the first time after receiving a pair of glasses in an initiative coordinated by military reservists and the Texas A&M Colonias Program.
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.
Study: Construction industry still slow to adopt new technology

Construction still hesitant to adopt tech, study shows

posted May 2, 2017
The construction industry is hesitant to pay for and utilize technology according to the 5th Annual Construction Technology Report, a survey-based study developed in part by Texas A&M construction science faculty members Ben Bigelow and James Benham ’01.
Fab Lab installations bookend A&M's Earth Day Texas exhibit

Fab Lab structures define Texas A&M Earth Day exhibit

posted May 2, 2017
College of Architecture’s Fab Lab installations defined Texas A&M’s looming presence at the 2017 Texas Earth Day expo in Dallas. The college booth featured student-designed interlocking building modules for creating reusable, easily deployed structures.
Humane society campus designs ‘break stereotypes, capture spirit’

Students design humane society campus concepts

posted May 1, 2017
Second year Texas A&M environmental design students showcased master plan concepts for a future Aggieland Humane Society campus at an April 27 Brazos County Expo Center unveiling attended by the organization’s staff and volunteers.
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.
CoSci prof working to diversify electrical construction industry

Prof investigating diversity in electrical construction industry

posted April 28, 2017
As study by Ben Bigelow, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is seeking best practices for attracting and retaining members of traditionally underrepresented groups, namely women and minorities, to the electrical construction industry.
Landscape design concepts aim to lure RELLIS denizens outdoors

Landscape concepts aim to lure RELLIS denizens outdoors

posted April 27, 2017
Pleasant spaces envisioned to create outdoor respite for inhabitants of two buildings at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus, are major elements in design concepts created by 14 second-year Texas A&M landscape architecture students.
Trevino's work in Texas colonias garners Women's Progress Award

Colonias work earns progress award for regional director

posted April 27, 2017
For encouraging women’s achievement in the workplace and striving to improve female work environments, Laura Trevino, regional director of the Texas A&M Colonias Program’s Lower Rio Grande Region, earned a Women’s Progress Award from the Division of Student Affairs.
Students’ medical campus designs foster prevention, health outreach

Students design prevention-focused medical campus

posted April 26, 2017
Fourth year environmental design students unveiled design concepts for a new Frisco, Texas medical campus uniquely designed to advance preventative health at Texas A&M on April 28.
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.