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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.
Students create complex forms from simple panels in workshop

Simple panels lead to complex forms in student workshop

posted June 29, 2016
They look like props from a science fiction movie, but the curving, swirling forms were designed and built in a two-day workshop by first-year Texas A&M environmental design students grappling with design and construction problems associated with complex forms.
Student-made sculptures a hit at Brazos Valley Arts Center exhibit

Student sculptures a hit at Brazos Valley Arts Center exhibit

posted April 29, 2016
A group of metal sculptures displayed outside The Arts Center in College Station, created by students in a visualization sculpture class, has created quite a buzz in the Bryan/College Station area, said Chris Dyer, CEO of The Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
Students reimagine the doorknob in departmental design contest

Students reimagine the doorknob in design contest

posted March 25, 2016
What’s something that people use all the time but hardly notice? It’s the underappreciated doorknob, an object that first-year environmental design students at Texas A&M reimagined in a fall 2015 contest hosted by the Department of Architecture.
Artist debuts large, acrylic art installation in Wright Gallery

Beili Liu debuts large, acrylic art installation

posted December 14, 2015
"Thin Air," a large-scale installation made of approximately 1,000 laser-cut pieces of acrylic by Austin artist Beili Liu will be displayed Jan. 25-March 9, 2016 at the Wright Gallery located in the Langford Architecture Center Building A.
 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.
Public helps create topographic maps of emotions on GIS Day

Public helps create topographic maps of emotions

posted November 12, 2015
As part of GIS Day at Texas A&M, the public helped artists, geographers and urban planners map some of the less tangible features of the Bryan/College Station landscape as they work to create a geospatial record of the region’s emotional topography.
Exhibit displays transformable building designs by students

Exhibit displays transformable building designs

posted September 8, 2015
Texas A&M students explore transformable design, structures that can change form or configuration, in an exhibit through Sept 25 in at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus.
Research station using renewable energy with former student’s help

Research post using ‘green’ energy with former student’s help

posted August 31, 2015
A research station on Palmyra Atoll, a remote, 680-acre South Pacific wildlife refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, is operating primarily on wind and solar power thanks to efforts by David Sellers ‘02, a former environmental design student at Texas A&M.
Awards roll in for former student’s ‘human-sized’ birdhouse design

Former student’s ‘birdhouse’ design garners honors

posted July 7, 2015
A ‘human-sized’ birdhouse temporarily on display at a San Antonio park in 2014, designed by former Texas A&M design student Patrick Winn, delighted park visitors and racked up numerous honors including a design award from the Texas Society of Architects.
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.
Metalsmith deals with human relationships in ‘Estrangeira’

Wright Gallery show ‘Estrangeira’ features metalsmith’s artwork

posted March 10, 2015
Metalsmith Lauren McAdams explores the inner emotions of interpersonal relationships in “Estrangeira,” an exhibit set for March 23 – April 23 at the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Student-built tiny homes destined to house Austin area homeless

Student-built tiny homes destined to house homeless

posted January 29, 2015
Texas A&M students are building build two “tiny houses” — a broad term generally referring to residences 300 square feet or less — that will be donated to a group providing affordable, sustainable housing for disabled, chronically homeless people in Central Texas.
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.
He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Stockholm building entry space

He’s ‘Cloud Igloo’ transforms vibe in Swedish foyer

posted March 7, 2014
A nondescript entry space at a Swedish university was temporarily transformed into an intriguing gathering spot by “Cloud Igloo,” an architectural installation created by Weiling He, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M, and a group of workshop participants.