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Grad pens 1st history of Antarctic science station architecture

Ph.D. grad pens history of science station in Antarctica

posted March 22, 2017
In the first comprehensive architectural history of McMurdo Station, a research facility located in Antarctica, Georgina Davis, who earned a Ph.D. in Architecture degree at Texas A&M in 2015, traces the station’s bygone days from its founding in 1957 as a temporary military field camp to a modern, if spartan, hub for scientists studying the icy continent.
Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated movies

Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated films

posted March 3, 2017
One current Texas A&M visualization student and 15 Aggie Viz Lab veterans helped two major U.S. animation studios garner 2017 Oscars. This year's best animated feature was Disney Animation Studio's "Zootopia," and the best animated short film was Pixar Animation Studio's "Piper."
CoSci students studying abroad build skyscraper replica in 4 days

CoSci students in UK build skyscraper replica in 4 days

posted October 4, 2016
Turning construction theory into practice, Texas A&M construction science students studying abroad in the United Kingdom in summer 2016 built a scaled-down version of The Gherkin, an iconic London skyscraper, in less than 5 days.
Preservationist tapped as interim head of architecture department

Noted preservationist named interim head of architecture dept.

posted September 1, 2016
Bob Warden, a Texas A&M professor of architecture who headed numerous research projects at historic sites as the director of Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation, has been named interim head of the university’s Department of Architecture.
Videos portray LAND and CoSci students at Costa Rica center

Videos portray LAND and CoSci students at Costa Rica center

posted July 25, 2016
New videos show Texas A&M landscape architecture students at the university’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica creating design proposals for additional center facilities and exploring the center’s surrounding 54,000-acre rainforest.
Dramatic views of Soltis Center depicted in CoSci prof’s video

Dramatic views of Soltis Center shown in CoSci prof’s video

posted May 3, 2016
Dramatic aerial views of Texas A&M’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica enliven a video created by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science, who is helping to lead a spring 2016 multidisciplinary studio at the center.
Students presented concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

Students presented concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

posted April 25, 2016
Students presented design concepts for next-generation, Kenyan healthcare facilities April 26, 2016 at a conference aimed at improving healthcare for Africans by creating business relationships and partnerships between people in the U.S. and Africa.
Barucchieri honored in one of two new study abroad scholarships

Former students endow new study abroad scholarships

posted March 24, 2016
New scholarships endowed by two former students honor Paolo Barucchieri, the late, much-loved former director at the College of Architecture's study abroad venue in Italy and help students fulfill their study abroad requirement there.
Study abroad students record historic sites at CHC workshop

Students use digital gear in Italy in fall 2016 CHC workshop

posted February 18, 2016
Centuries-old churches and piazzas in Texas A&M’s study abroad venue in Italy were ideal subjects for design students learning to use sophisticated imaging equipment in a workshop directed by Robert Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation.
Students to unveil designs for Kenyan health care centers

Students to unveil designs for Kenyan health care centers

posted February 16, 2016
Design concepts of next-generation, community health centers to serve people in Kenya, created by students in an interdisciplinary studio, were unveiled at Feb. 17, 2016 in the Langford Architecture Center. 
Arup’s global foresight director considered 'Designing on a Social Conscience' at Rowlett Lecture

2015 Rowlett lecturer championed shaping the future by design

posted September 29, 2015
Futurist, architect and structural engineer Chris Luebkeman, director of Arup's Global Foresight, Research and Innovation team, presented "Designing on a Social Conscience" 2015 Rowlett Lecture at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
Lecturers to discuss health and health facility design in Africa

Lecturers to discuss health, health facility design in Africa

posted September 1, 2015
Designers, healthcare administrators and thought leaders from Africa, France, Belgium, and the United States will discuss health facility design and environmental health issues in Africa during the Fall 2015 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Research station using renewable energy with former student’s help

Research post using ‘green’ energy with former student’s help

posted August 31, 2015
A research station on Palmyra Atoll, a remote, 680-acre South Pacific wildlife refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, is operating primarily on wind and solar power thanks to efforts by David Sellers ‘02, a former environmental design student at Texas A&M.
Planning prof leads U.S., Dutch researchers in flooding study

Planning prof leads Dutch, U.S. coastal flooding study

posted August 24, 2015
Interdisciplinary groups of faculty and students in five U.S. universities will pair with counterparts in The Netherlands in a research project led by Sam Brody, professor of urban planning, to determine how to reduce the impact of coastal flooding.
Portraits of activists by retired prof displayed in Germany

Portraits of activists by retired prof displayed in Germany

posted August 7, 2015
Portraits of Europeans who publicly opposed anti-Semitism and genocide during the turbulent 20th century, painted by Robert Schiffhauer, retired associate professor of architecture, are on display at the Academy for International Education in Bonn, Germany.