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Viz professor's nature video nets Global Independent Film Award

Viz prof’s nature film earns international indie film honor

posted April 26, 2018
A glimpse into nature’s life cycle captured on video by Carol LaFayette, Texas A&M professor of visualization, earned a prestigious 2018 Global Independent Film Award recognizing excellence in environmental filmmaking.
Study abroad students’ Big Event  project adorns Barcelona district

Big Event enterprise benefits Barcelona neighborhood

posted April 26, 2018
The Big Event, a beloved Texas A&M community service tradition, crossed the Atlantic this spring with College of Architecture study abroad students who built a structure for public gatherings and painted flower boxes in a neighborhood square in Barcelona, Spain.
Profs studying new transit mode’s effects on locals’ walking habits

Profs studying new transit mode’s effect on walking habits

posted April 17, 2018
Texas A&M urban planning and public health researchers are studying whether a new El Paso bus rapid transit (BRT) line — a system with dedicated lanes that mimic the efficiency of rail transit — changes walking habits of residents who live close to the line’s stations.
Grad student places in prestigious international design competition

Student places in influential Lyceum Fellowship contest

posted April 13, 2018
For his innovative design reinventing a Canadian city’s downtown with a massive, 130,000-square-foot market and community space, Panwang Huo, a Texas A&M Master of Architecture student, placed third in the prestigious Lyceum Fellowship Competition.
Van Zandt takes LAUP dept. helm

Van Zandt takes helm of LAUP department

posted April 11, 2018
Shannon Van Zandt, a distinguished educator, researcher, author and administrator who joined the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty in 2005, is the new head of the university’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Architects, academics to explore tech’s impact on design practice at April 27-28 'Deep Vista' event'

'Deep Vista' panelists to explore tech's impact on design

posted April 11, 2018
New thinking in architectural practice and theory arising from rapidly changing technology will be mulled by experts in design, education and philosophy at “Deep Vista,” a series of free-ranging panel discussions slated April 27 and 28, 2018 at Texas A&M University.
Arch prof helping Kazakhstan redefine its cultural identity

Arch professor helps Kazakhstan rebrand its cultural identity

posted April 9, 2018
In the emerging Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, Stephen Caffey, a Texas A&M architecture professor, is advising an artist-led initiative promoting the country’s storied history, cultural diversity and aspirations.
Viz-a-GoGo 25 showcased Viz student work in Bryan May 2-5

25th Viz-a-GoGo showed May 2-5 in downtown Bryan

posted April 9, 2018
Viz-a-GoGo 25, the annual showcase of digital wizardry conjured by Texas A&M visualization students from the College of Architecture, was staged May 2-5, 2017 at four venues in downtown Bryan.
Singleton tapped as Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumnus

Singleton tapped as Distinguished Alum

posted March 28, 2018
For outstanding contributions to the university, the community and his profession, College of Architecture graduate James M. Singleton IV ’66 has netted a Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon former Texas A&M students, by The Association of Former Students in a surprise ceremony on March 28.
CoSci study abroad students build replicas of iconic buildings in UK

CoSci study abroad students construct building replicas

posted March 19, 2018
Texas A&M construction science students studying abroad in the UK battled chilly, windy, rainy weather as they built scaled-down replicas of two iconic European buildings at Constructionarium, which provides students with a “hands on” building experience.
Students design, fabricate modern urbanscape atop old Italian town

Students fabricate modern urbanscape atop old Italian town

posted March 19, 2018
First-year environmental design students drew inspiration from “The Jetsons,” Batman, and other sources to create an ultramodern, elevated urban environment atop historic Siena, Italy, showing how the centuries-old city could be rejuvenated for future needs.
TTC, Texas Sea Grant team up to build storm resilient communities

TAMU agencies unite to help build resilient coastal communities

posted March 19, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two Texas A&M groups have teamed up to launch the Community Resilience Collaborative, a program aimed at bolstering the resilience of the state’s coastal communities to natural hazards and at restoring their habitats and ecosystems.
Project to yield cost estimating tools for highway construction

Professor developing new estimating tools for rebuilding roads

posted March 19, 2018
A construction science professor is working to lower the cost of highway construction bids by optimizing data-driven construction scheduling methods in advance of a $1.5 trillion federal highway infrastructure rebuilding proposal.
Students design portable bridges to assist military foot soldiers

Design students create expandable military foot bridges

posted March 19, 2018
In a studio project with real-world military applications, senior Texas A&M environmental design students recently designed and fabricated working prototypes for lightweight, collapsible bridges that can be easily deployed to help soldiers traverse tough terrains.
AIA Gold Medalist Predock to lecture at Texas A&M April 16

AIA Gold Medalist Predock to lecture on campus April 16

posted March 19, 2018
AIA Gold Medalist Antoine Predock, one of the world’s premier architects, will discuss his work 5:45 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 in Langford C 105 on the Texas A&M campus.