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Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted June 30, 2018
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.
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.
RSVP for Aggie Reception at the 2018 AIA conference in NYC

RSVP for Aggie Reception at AIA conference in NYC

posted May 8, 2018
Texas A&M former students and friends are invited to join former classmates and professors at the annual Aggie AIA Reception held in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects' 2018 national conference in New York City.
CoSci student-run golf tourney earns thousands for nonprofits

CoSci student-run golf tourney earns funds for nonprofits

posted May 5, 2018
Two Brazos Valley charitable organizations each received $20,000 raised by a March 26, 2018 benefit golf tournament hosted by the Texas A&M student chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, a leading industry group.
Arch. dept. showcased student projects at May 9 celebration

Arch dept.'s annual student projects showcased May 9

posted April 30, 2018
“Celebration of Excellence,” the Texas A&M Department of Architecture’s annual juried competition and awards presentation, took place May 9, 2017 at The Icehouse on Main in downtown Bryan.
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.
Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious New York art exhibit

Arch prof’s drawing chosen for leading New York art show

posted April 16, 2018
An image investigating the symbiosis of art, drawn by Alejandro Borges, a member of the Texas A&M architecture faculty, is one of 75 pieces chosen from 960 entries by leading art curators to appear in the prestigious Fun House 2018 exhibit in Poughkeepsie, New York.
LAUP student wins Weirus Spirit Award for campus diversity work

Diversity work earns planning student a Weirus Spirit Award

posted April 13, 2018
For making Texas A&M a more inviting place for minorities, third-year urban planning student Carlo Chunga Pizarro received the 2018 Buck Weirus Spirit Award in a ceremony 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Association of Former Students Alumni Center.
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.
Ph.D. student lauded for campus accessibility, diversity efforts

Ph.D. student lauded for Texas A&M diversity efforts

posted April 10, 2018
By diligently working to remove barriers for people with disabilities on the Texas A&M campus, Bara Safarova, a doctoral student in architecture, was honored at the 2018 ACE Awards. an annual event recognizing the importance of campus diversity.
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.
Outstanding Alums' gifts push college toward $30 million target in Lead by Example campaign

Planned gifts move college toward LBE campaign target

posted March 20, 2018
With two gifts from College of Architecture Development Advisory Council members this month, the college passed the two-thirds mark toward its $30 million goal in Texas A&M University’s “Lead by Example” campaign.
Interdisciplinary design charrette brings undergraduates together

Space design contest unites students from multiple disciplines

posted March 9, 2018
Multidisciplinary student teams vied to reimagine a space adjacent to the Langford Architecture Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads, a Texas A&M College of Architecture design competition.