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National Academies names new Rennaissance

National Academies names new Rennaissance

posted May 15, 2015
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative "Conference on Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Translation & Realization" will gather a diverse group of participants to explore how arts, design, sciences, engineering, and medicine can stimulate a renaissance of innovation.
Pech Kucha Bryan, June 2

Pecha Kucha Bryan, June 2

posted May 14, 2015
Join us on June 2 when we will be hearing fascinating presentations from dynamic local people. Our roster this time will be geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. In addition to our scheduled guests, we will once again welcome audience members to help give an impromptu presentation at the end, something that is both fun to do and fun to watch!
Students design, build ‘tiny’ homes for Austin homeless

Students to display tiny homes May 14-15 on Rudder Plaza

posted May 6, 2015
Miniature residences destined to house the chronically homeless designed and built by Texas A&M environmental design and undergraduate construction science students will be publicly displayed from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 14 and 15 at Rudder Plaza.
Architecture dept. celebrates excellence at May 14 event

Dept. of Architecture to honor students, faculty on May 14

posted May 6, 2015
Outstanding student and faculty achievements in the Texas A&M Department of Architecture will be showcased at “The Celebration of Excellence,” the department’s year-culminating awards presentation and juried competition, to be held 2-7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center.
Architecture, visualization profs earn 2015 AFS excellence awards

Visualization, architecture profs earn AFS awards

posted April 29, 2015
Nancy Klein and Donna Hajash, two faculty members at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, were recently honored for excellence, leadership and selfless service with Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Association of Former Students.
CoSci department to host 51st annual ASC conference this April

CoSci department to host 51st annual ASC conference this April

posted April 25, 2015
The Department of Construction Science is hosting the Associated Schools of Construction 51st Annual International Conference April 22–25, 2015 at Texas A&M University. The event is open anyone with an interest in construction higher education. Visit website for details.
Smith elevated construction education at Texas A&M, gathered industry partners

Dept. head, prof Jim Smith elevated CoSci at Texas A&M

posted April 22, 2015
Jim Smith, who elevated construction education at Texas A&M by establishing partnerships with leading builders and providing award-winning classroom instruction as a professor and former head of the Department of Construction Science, passed away April 20, 2015.
Mixed-media collages, paintings explore urban path of L.A. River

Wright Gallery art show explores urban journey of L.A. River

posted April 20, 2015
An exhibit of images by Michelle Robinson ’91, portraying the urban journey of the Los Angeles River, is on display from April 28 - June 5 at the Wright Gallery.
Outstanding alum to lecture on de-urbanization in South Africa

Noted South African developer to lecture on de-urbanization

posted April 20, 2015
Chris Mulder, one of South Africa’s top environmental designers and an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, will present “De-Urbanization: Creating Sustainable Rural New Towns” at 5:45 p.m. April 29 in Scoates Hall Room 208.
RSVP for May 14 Aggie Reception at 2015 AIA conference in Atlanta

College, architecture dept. hosting Aggie reception in Atlanta

posted March 27, 2015
Texas A&M former students and friends are invited to join their former classmates and professors at the annual Aggie AIA Reception to be held in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects' 2015 national convention in Atlanta.
College faculty, staffers reveal creative pursuits at IAC event

Creative pursuits are revealed at IAC event in Stafford Theater

posted March 27, 2015
Faculty and staff from the Texas A&M College of Architecture discussed their creative pursuits March 10, 2015 in a unique presentation format at a downtown Bryan event co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity.
Author, educator offering April 6 New Urbanism lecture, workshop

April 6 workshop, lecture to examine New Urbanism

posted March 26, 2015
Urban planning author and educator Emily Talen will lead a planning workshop and present a lecture on New Urbanism, a planning movement that champions compact, walkable urban spaces, during a Monday, April 6 visit to Texas A&M.
Art by college faculty on display  at Stark galleries April 2 – May 31

Art by college faculty on display at Stark in April, May biennial

posted March 25, 2015
The artistic talents of 29 current and former faculty members at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture will be on display during the Faculty Art Biennial April 2 – May 31 in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries at the Memorial Student Center.
Students design wooden structure as simultaneously flexible, rigid

Students’ installation blurs line between rigidity, flexibility

posted March 24, 2015
Slender, six-foot tall wooden towers that display contradictory properties — rigidity and flexibility — were created by four first-year environmental design students at Texas A&M for display at an architectural education conference.
Vizzers to unleash creativity at  Viz-a-GoGo 22 May 6-9 in Bryan

Viz-a-GoGo 22 set for May 6-9 in Bryan

posted March 13, 2015
Viz-a-GoGo, the annual showcase of digital wizardry conjured by graduate visualization students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture, will be staged in downtown Bryan May 6-9.