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Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
Metal fabrication firm’s visionary CEO to present Sept. 10 lecture

Metal fabrication firm’s visionary CEO to present lecture

posted August 30, 2018
William Zahner III, whose revolutionary, patented techniques for erecting avant-garde metal structures have influenced design thinking and metal fabrication procedures worldwide, will present a public lecture about his work 5:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.
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.
Environmental design students fabricate Italian rooftop offices

Students design offices atop Italian buildings

posted May 7, 2018
This spring, first-year Texas A&M environmental design students envisioned how future population needs of historic Siena, Italy could be met by building models of elevated urban environments atop existing buildings.
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.
Prof lauded for waste-based industrial design solutions

Prof earns accolades for designs reusing manufacturing waste

posted February 20, 2018
Ahmed K. Ali, an assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, earned the Architectural Research Centers Consortium’s 2018 New Researcher Award, a prestigious accolade bestowed annually to an emerging scholar.
Architecture students develop 360-degree VR installations

Arch students craft rule-free virtual reality worlds

posted November 9, 2017
An exercise designed to expand the imaginations of Texas A&M environmental design majors yielded stunning, 360-degree virtual reality spaces that dazzled headset-clad viewers at a late-October pop-up exhibit staged in the Langford Architecture Building.
First-year design studio tackles architectural lighting challenge

Design studio tackles indoor architectural lighting challenge

posted October 18, 2017
First-year Texas A&M environmental design students vaulted into the vast world of architecture this month tackling a studio project that challenged them to cast natural light around a corner and deep into the darkest recesses of structure.
Architecture students craft 3-D sculptures with Harvey rain data

Arch students reflect hurricane rainfall in 3-D sculptures

posted October 11, 2017
Students created 3-dimensional wall sculptures reflecting levels of rainfall experienced by residents of more than a dozen South Texas communities during Hurricane Harvey Art in a sophomore architectural design studio.
Micro-manufacturing initiative earns NSF Convergence Award

Micro-manufacturing initiative earns NSF Convergence Award

posted September 12, 2017
To investigate the viability of micro-manufacturing in the United States, the National Science Foundation tapped Francis Quek, professor of visualization at Texas A&M, as one of 23 recipients of a $100,000 Convergence Award.
Vizzer grad creates 3-D printed fashion, shows work worldwide

Cutting edge couture: viz grad creates 3-D fashion

posted June 8, 2017
Futuristic bridal gowns, haute couture costumes and tech-inspired fashion accessories, all made with 3-D printers, have garnered international recognition for Rachel Nhan ’11, who crafts costumes suggestive of avant-garde armor and shows them worldwide.
Project to focus on developing new concrete casting technique

Project to develop new technique for casting concrete

posted June 7, 2017
Envisioning cityscapes renewed with stylish, custom-designed concrete structures, a group of Texas A&M design and engineering faculty and students will collaborate to develop a low-cost method for quickly casting complex, concrete forms.
ENDS students explore ties  between geometry, design in exhibit at Stark Galleries

ENDS student exhibit explores relationship of design, geometry

posted February 24, 2017
First-year environmental design students at Texas A&M explore the relationship between geometry and architecture in “The Power of Limits: The Translation From Geometry to Architectural Space” at the Stark Galleries through March 24, 2017.
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.
Ph.D. student’s team pitches idea on national innovator TV show

Ph.D. student’s team pitches idea on national TV show

posted June 29, 2016
On a national TV show, Kai Wu, a Texas A&M Urban and Regional Sciences Ph.D. student, demonstrated SwimART, a tiny submersible computer she and a team of entrepreneurs developed to enable competitive swimmers to monitor their statistics in real time.