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Fall lecture series to feature leading designers, educators

Fall lecture series to feature leading designers, educators

posted September 20, 2018
Renowned designers and educators will present a variety of past and present projects during the fall 2018 Department of Architecture Lecture Series in Texas A&M. The public lectures are scheduled in Preston Geren Auditorium.
Steel housing tower design earns honor for graduate arch student

Grad arch student’s steel housing tower design earns honor

posted September 20, 2018
A concept for an affordable housing tower structured with steel and flexible enough to adapt to residents’ changing needs earned its designer, Kengo Kawagahira, a graduate architecture student, an award in a nationwide steel design competition.
University provost, top researcher to keynote research symposium

Top researcher, university provost to keynote symposium

posted September 14, 2018
One of the world’s foremost biochemistry researchers, Carol A. Fierke, provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M, will present a 1 p.m. keynote address at the college’s 20th annual research symposium, October 29, 2018, at Preston Geren Auditorium.
CoSci prof studies VR method to improve students’ public speaking

CoSci prof studies method to reduce presenter anxiety

posted September 12, 2018
Virtual reality devices could become a new tool to help students who struggle with public speaking anxiety, said Amir Behzadan, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science.
Experts to discuss collaboratively built, resilient healthcare facilities

Experts to discuss creation of resilient healthcare facilities

posted August 30, 2018
Leading architects and builders will reveal collaborative strategies to create healthcare facilities where caregivers provide top-flight medical care during and after natural disasters in the Texas A&M fall 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Award-winning paper by design prof details link between brain health, everyday gardening tasks

Design prof’s paper describes gardening, brain health links

posted August 14, 2018
Typical gardening tasks can help older adults stave off age-related cognitive decline, said Susan Rodiek, associate professor of architecture, in an award-winning paper that brought international attention to research by two colleagues.
Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

posted August 14, 2018
In the future, structures will be created onsite by 3-D printers, and the construction and manufacturing industries will have much more in common, according to a multidisciplinary Texas A&M faculty team envisioning how technology will change building.
Beaumont museum exhibiting prof’s Mexican folk art pieces

Museum exhibiting design prof emeritus’ folk art collection

posted August 14, 2018
Fanciful depictions of Garden of Eden imagery in Mexican folk art pieces collected by John Fairey, Texas A&M architecture professor emeritus, are on display through Sept. 2, 2018 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St. in Beaumont.
Faculty to develop sustainable material for 3-D printed buildings

Faculty to develop 'green' 3-D printing building material

posted July 30, 2018
To prepare for a future in which structures are built with material from large-scale, 3-D printers, College of Architecture faculty are developing and testing environmentally responsible printing methods in a two-year study funded by a $500,000 X-Grant.
Texas A&M deans Vanegas, Banks elected to elite builder's group

Vanegas, Banks elevated to NAC membership

posted July 23, 2018
Two Texas A&M University deans, Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture, and Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, have been elected to the National Academy of Construction for championing construction science education.
Viz professor researches how to improve virtual reality experience

Viz prof works to improve virtual reality experience

posted July 5, 2018
Faculty researchers at the Texas A&M Department of Visualization are investigating how virtual reality-based experiences can become more comfortable, safe and effective, said Ann McNamara, associate professor of visualization, in an article she penned for RTÉ.
College passes $20 million mark In ‘Lead by Example’ campaign

College reaches $20 million mark in fundraising effort

posted July 2, 2018
The College of Architecture achieved an important fundraising benchmark in Texas A&M University’s $4 billion Lead by Example comprehensive campaign, reaching the $20 million mark of its $30 million goal last March.
Prof's formula quantifies fatal hazards to kids left in hot cars

Prof’s model used to study effects on kids left in hot cars

posted July 2, 2018
A mathematical model developed by Robert Brown, Texas A&M professor of landscape architecture, was used in a highly publicized study quantifying the time it takes for kids to become dangerously hot when accidentally left in the back seat of a sweltering car.
Viz professor aids creation of Leonardo educational program

Viz prof helps create series of educational Leonardo videos

posted June 29, 2018
Fifth-grade students have an engaging new way to learn about Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci thanks to a website created in part by Laurie Lisonbee, a Texas A&M visualization lecturer.
ASC honors CoSci prof with Lifetime Achievement Award

CoSci prof honored with ASC Lifetime Achievement Award

posted June 6, 2018
In recognition of more than 30 years of distinguished leadership in construction education, Kenneth C. Williamson III, a Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, received a Lifetime Achievement award from The Associated Schools of Construction.