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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.
MSC’s 'Memory Cloud' garners coverage from design websites

Design websites spotlight MSC's 'Memory Cloud'

posted November 19, 2013
Design websites continue to spread the word about Memory Cloud, a permanent, hanging sculpture at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center containing 4,000 LED nodes designed in part by Andrew Vrana ’93 that displays moving, 3-D silhouettes in real time and from days past.
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 .
OPAS anniversary exhibit bases  designed, fabricated at college

College contributes to exhibit revisiting OPAS productions

posted March 7, 2013
Students designed and fabricated display stands for a Forsyth Galleries photo exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of MSC-OPAS with images from four decades of performing arts venues the organization has shared with Brazos Valley residents.
Ph.D. architecture students create physical, digital models of campus

Campus models created by Ph.D. design students

posted February 25, 2013
Detailed physical and digital models of Texas A&M’s campus were created this spring by Ph.D. architecture students to support graduate and undergraduate design projects, including a recent student effort aimed at reimagining the University Avenue corridor.
Former student helps design  kinetic installation for MSC

Former student’s installation debuts Feb. 22 at MSC

posted February 22, 2013
A high-tech, permanent installation in the Memorial Student Center portraying Texas A&M students past and present, designed in part by a former environmental design student, was activated by university president R. Bowen Loftin during a ceremony Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Doctoral students develop model for new flexible structural system

Ph.D. students develop flexible structural system

posted January 24, 2013
Models of an innovative structural system that could significantly reduce the amount of steel required to construct bridges, arches, domes and columns have been produced by Michael Bunch and Saied Zarrinmehr, two Ph.D. architecture students at Texas A&M.
Design, engineering students  create new Bright installation

Collaboration yields kinetic installation for Bright building

posted December 12, 2012
“Pop/Op,” a new piece of kinetic art inspired by Pop Art and pop-up books, the result of a collaboration between design and aerospace engineering students at Texas A&M, is a new adornment to the Bright engineering buildling’s south entrance.
Grad students develop low-cost housing solutions for refugees

Students develop housing prototypes for refugee camps

posted December 12, 2012
Graduate architecture students prepared prototype low-cost housing solutions for long-term inhabitants of some of the world's largest refugee camps for a presentation to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
Former students leading digital fabrication network TEX-FAB

Fabrication group founded by former BED students

posted December 7, 2012
TEX-FAB, an organization founded by three former Texas A&M environmental design students, is facilitating collaborative exchanges through an emerging network of companies, institutions and design professionals in Texas and the Southwest that are working with digital fabrication and parametric modeling.
Entrepreneurial design group leaving its mark at Texas A&M

Entrepreneurial student designers tackle local projects

posted October 12, 2012
A entrepreneurial team of senior environmental design majors who bonded in a freshman studio is leaving its mark at Texas A&M tackling projects that include a countertop with design cues from campus' landmark Century Oak.
Outstanding alumni discuss education’s role in their careers

13 outstanding alums share how college aided their success

posted October 3, 2012
Outstanding alumni of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture discussed how their education paved the way for successful careers and professional accomplishments at a public panel discussion Oct. 26 in the Wright Gallery.
Students help firm build sculpture for SA 'Canstruction' competition

Students help firm build canned food dinosaur sculpture

posted September 12, 2012
Environmental design students partnered with a San Antonio design firm to fabricate plates supporting a giant dinosaur sculpture made from canned goods that will eventually provide hunger relief to south Texans as part of a unique annual food drive contest.
Former design students detail business adventures in book

Former students coauthor book

posted September 11, 2012
Two former Texas A&M environmental design students who create, then bring to market innovative accessories and apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad have detailed their business adventures in a new e-book called “It Will Be Exhilarating.”