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Department of Architecture to host Aggie Reception Nov. 8 at TSA convention in Fort Worth

Arch dept. to host TSA Aggie reception Nov. 8 in Ft. Worth

posted October 2, 2018
Former students and friends of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture are invited to the annual Aggie TxA reception at the 79th annual Texas Society of Architects Conference and Design Expo in Fort Worth.
Prof develops new tool to help planners in depopulating cities

Prof develops new tool to help planners in shrinking cities

posted September 26, 2018
Urban planners in shrinking cities grappling with a growing number of vacant lots could get help from a new planning tool developed by Galen Newman, associate professor of urban planning, and a team of university researchers.
Acclaimed artists highlight TAMU art academy season

Acclaimed artists to perform in ’18-’19 academy season

posted September 25, 2018
A diverse line-up of acclaimed artists promises to thrill audiences during the Texas A&M Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts’ 2018-19 season. The AVPA is entering its second year under the direction of Weiling He, associate professor of architecture.
Viz alumna makes movie magic, crafts special effects for Pixar

Viz alumna says collaboration skills handy at Pixar

posted September 21, 2018
Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Sarah Beth Eisenger ’13, who has used her technical wizardry skills on many acclaimed Pixar films, returned to The Viz Lab to help Vizzers craft digital shorts in the Department of Visualization's Summer Industry Workshop.
Viz alum makes movie magic lighting Pixar animated films

Pixar Viz alumnus enlightens students with technical skills

posted September 21, 2018
Lighting is a secret weapon in animated movies — it’s used in every frame, yet when done well, viewers will never notice it. Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Jon Kiker has used his technical talents to create lighting for some of the studio's best films.
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.