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Fab-Lab builds decontamination device for animal flood victims

Fab Lab-built unit helps clean animals rescued from floods

posted May 1, 2017
A decontamination unit built by environmental design and engineering student workers at the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Lab was a big help to small animals tainted by recent toxic floodwaters in Texas.
Student-designed, built ‘tiny’ homes to house homeless

Student-designed, built ‘tiny’ homes to house homeless

posted November 11, 2016
Two “tiny” homes designed and built by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture will soon house a disabled, homeless person and a homeless veteran. The houses were displayed to curious Rudder Plaza passersby Nov. 14-15.
Arch building studio project featured in design magazine

Student-desgined arches featured in Arch2O magazine

posted September 30, 2016
Elegant, self-supporting, easy-to-assemble plywood arches designed and built by first year environmental design students were featured by Arch2O, a website that publishes uncommon, undiscovered designs.
Students design, build structure to house farmers’ market in Bryan

Shelter for farmers’ market designed, built by students

posted July 22, 2016
For farmers who gather under tents in downtown Bryan every Saturday morning to sell their locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Brazos Valley Farmers Market, a group of students have designed and built a more stylish and permanent vending space.
 Play structures created by design students thrill toddlers at daycare

Student-designed playscapes thrill daycare children

posted December 8, 2015
When it’s playtime for children at the St. Thomas Aquinas Child Development Center, they’ll be able to frolic on four new play structures designed and built by students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Student-designed memorial dedicated on WWII battle site

Student-designed memorial dedicated on WWII battle site

posted June 15, 2015
A monument designed by architecture students to commemorate fellow Aggies who defended Corregidor Island and Bataan Province was unveiled by a small delegation from Texas A&M who gathered April 21, 2015 for yet another Aggie Muster on the island.
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.
Trailer built at design lab to aid software tests in drone-assisted roof damage assessments

Lab-built trailer to aid drone-assisted roof damage check

posted October 14, 2014
A trailer, custom-built at Texas A&M’s Automated Fabrication & Design Lab, is helping an insurance company test software used to evaluate storm-damaged roofs from a drone-mounted camera.
Design students rethink doors in spring ’14 design-build project

Design students rethink doors in design-build project

posted August 11, 2014
One of the most common objects in everyday life, the door, was reimagined by second-year Texas A&M environmental design students in a spring 2014 design-build project.
Sustainably-designed doghouses benefit Brazos Valley charities

Students design doghouses sold at benefit auction

posted November 19, 2013
An Oct. 5, 2013 auction of “green” doghouses, many of which were designed and built by Texas A&M environmental design students, raised almost $2000 for the Aggieland Humane Society and a group supporting emerging local architects.
Fabricators' firefighting sculpture wins Queen Theater contest

Fabricated firefighter sculpture wins contest at Queen

posted October 31, 2013
“Come Hell or High Water,” an intricate metal sculpture created by a team from the College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Lab, won the People's Choice award in a contest benefiting the renovation of the Queen Theater in downtown Bryan.
Student art installations adorn public space in downtown Bryan

Students transform downtown Bryan with public art

posted June 20, 2013
Several giant cube-shaped art installations created by Texas A&M visualization and environmental design students have temporarily transformed a formerly empty city block in downtown Bryan into a public art exhibit for ArtFill, a community art project .
College’s CNC mill helps simplify chorale’s stage set construction

Chorale’s stage set fabricated at Ranch

posted February 15, 2012
The mood at the upcoming Brazos County Chorale’s pops dinner concert will be enhanced with a stage set fabricated at the College of Architecture’s Digital Fabrication Facility, located at Texas A&M’s Riverside campus. The concert, “E!ntertainment,” is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the College Station Hilton.
Design students create bony wooden creature menagerie

Creature sculptures adorn Langford

posted November 10, 2011
A herd of bony dinosaurs and other creatures created by students in a Texas A&M sophomore design studio invaded the College of Architecture’s Langford Atrium this fall providing a fanciful setting for the amusement of passersby.