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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.
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.