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Health design center presents prof with 2016 ‘changemaker’ honor

Prof’s professional, academic efforts earn design group honor

posted August 25, 2016
For his many achievements as a healthcare facility designer and educator, Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture, earned the Changemaker award from the Center for Health Design, a group of designers and healthcare professionals.
Grad CoSci student investigating method for improved 3-D models

Grad CoSci student studying method for improved 3-D models

posted August 25, 2016
A graduate Texas A&M construction science student introduced a better technique for creating 3-D models of building interiors using a process known as photogrammetry, which employs software to render models from photographs.
College of Architecture names new executive associate dean

College names Jourdan new executive dean

posted August 25, 2016
Beginning in fall 2016, Dawn Jourdan, an experienced academic administrator, land use attorney and urban planning educator, will help lead the Texas A&M College of Architecture as the college’s executive associate dean.
Viz prof to learn if creative tech projects aid seniors' well-being

Viz prof to learn if art/tech projects aid seniors’ well-being

posted July 22, 2016
Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Texas A&M assistant professor of visualization, is seeking to discover if art projects improve older adults' well-being in a series of seniors’ art workshops at assisted living homes and a local art gallery.
Viz prof earns prestigious honor from university teaching center

University teaching center recognizes viz prof with award

posted July 22, 2016
As a 2016-17 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar, Felice House, assistant professor of visualization, will further sharpen her considerable teaching skills by traveling to two prestigious events for art educators next year.
Students design, build structure to house farmers’ market in Bryan

Shelter for farmers’ market designed, built by students

posted July 22, 2016
For farmers who gather under tents in downtown Bryan every Saturday morning to sell their locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Brazos Valley Farmers Market, a group of students have designed and built a more stylish and permanent vending space.
Planning professor, guests discuss what planners do in podcast series

Planning prof, guests discuss planning in new podcast series

posted July 21, 2016
Yu Xiao, an associate professor at Texas A&M, tells the public what urban planning is, and how planners’ work affects the built environment and society in “Planning and Design,” a podcast she hosts.
LAND students’ master plans turn historic block into city destination

LAND students’ plans turn historic block into new destination

posted July 21, 2016
Three master plans by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M turn a historic but mostly empty block near downtown Bryan, Texas into a new Brazos Valley destination.
Smithsonian to feature exemplary post-disaster housing recovery program formed with HRRC help

Museum showcases HRRC-developed housing program

posted July 21, 2016
Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program developed with recommendations from Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural disasters.
Dean announces professorship and fellowship appointments

New holders of professorships announced by dean

posted July 21, 2016
New appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed professorships and fellowships, which support their holders’ teaching, research and service initiatives, have been announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
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.
LAND students informed design of new campus teaching garden

Students’ design influences new teaching garden

posted June 15, 2016
A master plan developed by graduate Texas A&M landscape architecture students helped realize a seven-acre outdoor horticulture laboratory and demonstration space to be built on the university's West Campus.
Multidisciplinary initiative yields forecasts of more Houston floods

Climate project forsees more flood events in Houston

posted May 4, 2016
Extreme rainfall events in Houston like the April 18, 2016 deluge will become more frequent in the future according to a study conducted for the Resilience and Climate Change Cooperative Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative at Texas A&M.
Viz prof broadens portrayal of women in art with fellowship

Artist countering 'male gaze' portrayal of women in art

posted May 3, 2016
In two upcoming painting series, recently honored Texas A&M Art Fellow Felice House, assistant professor of visualization, will counter the centuries-old Western art tradition of portraying women through a “male gaze.”