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Aggies studying abroad introduce Big Event tradition to Europeans

Students studying abroad bring Big Event to Europe

posted April 15, 2014
Numerous public spaces in Europe received “facelifts” from College of Architecture students in three study abroad venues as a “thank you” to their host communities — mirroring the annual Big Event tradition in Bryan/College Station.
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.
 Ph.D. student raises crowdsource funds for artist-in-residence stay

Ph.D student seeks crowdsource funds for artistic endeavor

posted February 25, 2014
James Westwater, a Ph.D architecture student at Texas A&M and an award-winning artist, is raising funds through a crowdsourcing site to finance his stay as an artist-in-residence March-May 2014 at a studio in Dublin, Ireland.
Students’ demonstration kitchen idea wins Italian design contest

Aggies win design contest in Italy

posted February 17, 2014
A demonstration kitchen for showcasing Tuscan and American culinary cultures designed by Texas A&M study abroad students as a tourist attraction for Castiglion Fiorentino, won a design competition sponsored by the Italian city last fall.
Nigerians receive plan created by LAND students for medical city

Nigerians receive LAND students’ plan for medical city

posted January 29, 2014
In an effort to raise Nigeria's health care standards, a Nigerian company is preparing to build a world-class medical service and research city based on a master plan created by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M.
Italians embrace Rodiek’s survey for evaluating outdoor spaces

Italians using Rodiek’s 2007 outdoor survey

posted December 4, 2013
Graduate students in Italy, using a survey developed at Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design, found that many outdoor spaces in Milan nursing homes could benefit from improvements that increase residents' outdoor access.
AS+GG’s sustainable city design selected for Kazakhstan expo

Smith’s firm wins global design contest

posted November 26, 2013
Expo City, the focal point of Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a world’s fair showcasing the latest developments in renewable energy sources, will be built from a design by a Chicago firm co-founded by Adrian Smith, an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Lecture series brought design masters to Texas A&M

Design masters from Americas lectured this fall at TAMU

posted October 8, 2013
A diverse group of design luminaries from North and South America shared their knowledge and experiences with Texas A&M students as part of the Fall 2013 Department of Architecture Lecture Series.
Movement to integrate science, art education gathering STEAM

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.
Prof promoting move of Wright's Bachman Wilson House to Italy

Prof seeks sponsors to fund relocation of Wright home to Italy

posted May 7, 2013
A New Jersey residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright could soon be moved to Fiasole, Italy with help from Paolo Bulletti, adjunct professor of architecture at Texas A&M’s study abroad venue in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.
Conventional, energy-efficient residences compared in study

Qatar study looks at energy efficiency of dissimilar homes

posted May 7, 2013
The difference in energy consumption between two homes in Qatar — one built to a strict energy efficiency standard and the other using conventional construction — is being evaluated in a Texas A&M College of Architecture study.
Dialogo to highlight planning issues facing border regions

Dialogo to address issues facing border regions April 19-20

posted March 12, 2013
Urban issues affecting the Texas-Mexico border will be the focus of Dialogo on the Border, sponsored by the diversity council at the College of Architecture and the Dwight Look College of Engineering April 19-20 in Brownsville, Texas.
Grad studio designing building solutions for growing campus

Students creating high-density plans for Texas A&M

posted February 28, 2013
With guidance from award-winning architect Miguel Roldán, graduate architecture students are developing plans and high-density building solutions for the future growth of Texas A&M's College Station campus.
CoSci professor heads Qatar  building energy use project

CoSci prof heads Qatar building energy use project

posted February 28, 2013
Disparities between the potential and actual energy use of four buildings in Qatar will be investigated by a research team led by John Bryant, an associate professor of construction science who also serves on the engineering faculty at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
CHSD faculty fellow leads effort to modernize Nigerian health care

Effort eyes upgrade for Nigerian state's health care service

posted February 12, 2013
A world-class system aimed at modernizing the delivery of health care in the Nigerian state of Akwa Ibon was developed with leadership from the Ustawi Research Institute, headed by Macharia Waruingi, a faculty fellow at the Center for Health Systems & Design.