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posted June 1, 2017
Former students are invited to submit items for the Class Acts section of the arch|one e-newsletter, which highlights professional achievements, as well as news briefs about marriages, births, retirements and whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.
Grad pens 1st history of Antarctic science station architecture

Ph.D. grad pens history of science station in Antarctica

posted March 22, 2017
In the first comprehensive architectural history of McMurdo Station, a research facility located in Antarctica, Georgina Davis, who earned a Ph.D. in Architecture degree at Texas A&M in 2015, traces the station’s bygone days from its founding in 1957 as a temporary military field camp to a modern, if spartan, hub for scientists studying the icy continent.
Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated movies

Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated films

posted March 3, 2017
One current Texas A&M visualization student and 15 Aggie Viz Lab veterans helped two major U.S. animation studios garner 2017 Oscars. This year's best animated feature was Disney Animation Studio's "Zootopia," and the best animated short film was Pixar Animation Studio's "Piper."
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 .
Former student honored for AIA service with 2016 Kemper Award

Former student earns 2017 Kemper Award for service to AIA

posted December 14, 2016
For significant contributions through service to the American Institute of Architects, including his "uncanny ability to recruit, mentor, and involve others in projects and causes," Ron Skaggs ’65, chairman emeritus of HKS Inc. was honored with the group's 2016 Edward C. Kemper Award.
Nominations for outstanding college alumni due March 1

Nominations for outstanding alumni due March 1, 2017

posted December 13, 2016
Nominations for the 2017 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by March 1, 2017. “This award recognizes the exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accomplishments of the recipients,” said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture. “We strongly encourage those who know a former student deserving of this prestigious honor to nominate him or her.”
Holidays bring opportunity for end-of-year donations to college

Holidays present chance for year-end donations to college

posted December 13, 2016
Former students have multiple end-of-the-year opportunities to remember College of Architecture faculty who've contributed to their success, said Larry Zuber, the university’s development officer for the college.
Distinguished alumnus, renowned architect, WWII hero Peña endows Architecture Scholars Program

Scholars program created with gift from former student

posted December 13, 2016
A new scholarship program established with a significant endowment by William Merriweather Peña ’42, a former Texas A&M architecture student, World War II hero, and renowned architect, will help generations of aspiring Aggie architects receive an education.
Belgium honors Texas A&M alum, hero who fought in World War II

WWII hero, alum Peña honored by Belgian princess

posted December 8, 2016
Former Aggie corpsman William Merriweather Peña '42, who led a heavy weapons platoon through dense, snow-covered European forests in the Battle of the Bulge, was presented with one of Belgium's highest honors at a Dec. 7, 2016 Rudder Theatre ceremony.
Filmmaker blazing new digital, creative trails in virtual medium

Oculus filmmaker discussed creating virtual reality movies

posted November 22, 2016
Virtual reality movies created by Oculus Story Studio that dazzle headset-clad viewers with a 360-degree view of a filmmaker’s computer-generated world were discussed by studio supervisor Chris Horne in an F.E. Giesecke Lecture.
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.
Esteemed former students help create college leadership minor

Esteemed former students create leadership minor

posted November 16, 2016
A group of distinguished leaders from the design and construction industry, all of them Texas A&M former students, recently designed a supplemental curriculum to help aspiring College of Architecture students become tomorrow’s industry leaders.
Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted November 14, 2016
Former students are invited to submit news items for the Class Acts section of the arch|one e-newsletter, which highlights professional achievements, as well as news briefs about marriages, births, retirements, or whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.
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.
Class Acts: Former student news

Former student report activities

posted September 30, 2016
Former students are invited to submit news items for the Class Acts section of the arch|one e-newsletter, which highlights professional achievements, as well as news briefs about marriages, births, retirements, or whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.