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Japan trip yields designs for multigenerational community

Japan trip yields multigenerational community designs

posted August 7, 2018
Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated to develop concepts for a Japanese retirement village designed to enhance the health of elderly residents by integrating them with young families and college students.
Artist to explore military, Texas A&M values in interactive exhibit

Military, Aggie values inspire art exhibit for Wright Gallery show

posted July 27, 2018
Air Force veteran and artist Jenn Hassin will explore core values instilled in Texas A&M students and U.S. military recruits in a large-scale, interactive, collaborate art installation made from military uniforms in a Sept. 11- Oct. 12, 2018 exhibit in the Wright Gallery.
Texas A&M deans Vanegas, Banks elected to elite builder's group

Vanegas, Banks elevated to NAC membership

posted July 23, 2018
Two Texas A&M University deans, Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture, and Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, have been elected to the National Academy of Construction for championing construction science education.
CoSci undergraduate program lauded for faculty, facilities

CoSci undergraduate program lauded for faculty, facilities

posted July 9, 2018
Numerous strengths of the Texas A&M Bachelor of Science in Construction Science program were noted by a team of educators and industry professionals from the American Council for Construction Education, who recently reaccredited the program for six years.
Transformative designs earn alumna elevation as AIA fellow

Alumna’s designs elevate her to AIA Fellowship

posted July 6, 2018
Wendy Pautz ’86, a partner at Seattle-based LMN Architects who led the design of numerous public and private-sector projects that transformed urban settings, is one of the newest members of the prestigious American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.
Texas A&M game design program tops Texas, ranks among elite

Texas A&M video game design program among best in nation

posted July 5, 2018
Texas A&M, ranked among the top video game design school in the nation and among public universities, is the premier game design school in Texas, according to new ratings by Animation Career Review, an online career resource for aspiring artists.
Studies to bolster rural motorist safety, cut road building costs

CoSci prof studying road safety and construction costs

posted June 29, 2018
Researchers are learning how to reduce highway repavement costs and maximize rural highway safety in two multiyear research projects that include Kunhee Choi, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, and scientists from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Planner's TEDx Talk shows how solutions can worsen the problem

LAUP prof delivers TEDx Talk defining 'uncanny wisdom'

posted June 29, 2018
Seemingly rational choices, made in the wake of natural disasters, can produce unsound results due to “uncanny wisdom,” a term, coined by a Texas A&M urban planning professor, describing actions that eventually exacerbate problems they were meant to solve.
Planning, LAND students unveil La Grange post-Harvey proposals

Students craft plans to relieve La Grange flooding problems

posted June 22, 2018
As La Grange, Texas recovers from post Hurricane Harvey flooding, residents and elected officials are considering Texas A&M student proposals that address the town’s infrastructure, housing and transportation needs.
Viz prof’s advocacy culminates in NASEM report supporting STEAM

National Academies champion education merging art, science

posted June 21, 2018
A recent National Academies report championing the integration of science and the arts validates a Texas A&M visualization professor's multi-year National Science Foundation-funded initiative to elevate the role of art and design in STEM fields.
Former Vizzers help create Pixar’s smash cinema hit ‘Incredibles 2’

Former Vizzers help create smash movie hit ‘Incredibles 2’

posted June 20, 2018
Twenty-five former Texas A&M visualization students, or Vizzers, were part of the Pixar Animation Studios team that returned a famous crime fighting superhero family to the big screen in “Incredibles 2,” smashing box office records and earning critical acclaim.
Texas A&M team uses robot to design, build complex structure

TAMU team uses robot to design complex structure

posted June 19, 2018
Working with an industrial scale robot and polystyrene blocks at the renowned Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston, a Texas A&M team is developing a full-scale, light-weight vault structure from interlocking and uniquely dimensioned structural modules.
Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious Fort Worth art exhibit

Arch prof’s drawing selected for Fort Worth art exhibit

posted June 15, 2018
A drawing exploring the nature of human thinking and perception by Alejandro Borges, an architecture faculty member at Texas A&M, is one of 82 pieces chosen for the Fifth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition, June 22-28, 2018 event in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dean announces professorship, chair, fellowship appointments

Dean announces new chair, professorship appointments

posted June 14, 2018
Several new and renewed appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed chairs and professorships were recently announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
CoSci prof earns grant to develop virtual reality firefighter training

CoSci prof develops firefighter training simulation software

posted June 13, 2018
Jing “Eric” Du, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is creating a virtual reality emergency simulation system to train firefighters for dangerous missions with a $465,000 National Institute of Standards and Technology grant.