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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.
Alumnus who designed world’s tallest building to receive honorary doctorate degree

Outstanding alum chosen to receive honorary Ph.D.

posted February 11, 2013
Adrian Smith, designer of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and a champion of sustainable design, will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree from Texas A&M at spring commencement.
Grad students develop low-cost housing solutions for refugees

Students develop housing prototypes for refugee camps

posted December 12, 2012
Graduate architecture students prepared prototype low-cost housing solutions for long-term inhabitants of some of the world's largest refugee camps for a presentation to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
Architecture students collaborate on Chinese cancer center design

Collaboration yields Chinese cancer center designs

posted November 27, 2012
This fall, graduate Texas A&M architecture students collaborated with their counterparts at the University of Oklahoma and Southeast University in Nanjing, China to develop a campus master plan for a 27-acre, cancer center and 300-bed cancer rehabilitation hospital in Hainan Island, China.
Professor advising New Zealand's natural hazard mitigation efforts

Lindell aids disaster mitigation initiative in New Zealand

posted November 14, 2012
Texas A&M urban planning professor Michael Lindell is part of an interdisciplinary team advising policymakers in earthquake-prone New Zealand on issues related to natural hazard mitigation, readiness, response and recovery.
Former RTKL head offers advice on conducting business abroad

Adams teaches students about business abroad

posted October 25, 2012
Students learned what and what not to do when doing business abroad in a lecture by Harold Adams ’61, retired as chairman of RTKL, which he transformed from a one-office design operation to a firm with projects in more than 60 countries.
CHC documenting historical sites in Texas, Belize, San Francisco

CHC documenting historical sites in Belize, Texas, Calif.

posted October 25, 2012
Historic sites at California’s most famous prison, in the jungles of Belize and closer-to-home in the town of Belton, Texas are three of the most recent documentation projects undertaken by Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation.
Vanegas leads international engineering forum in Mexico

Vanegas organizes international confab in Mexico City

posted October 25, 2012
Engineers, educators and policymakers recently gathered to discuss challenges facing the Americas at a policy forum hosted by the Pan American Academy of Engineering organized by Jorge Vanegas, president of the academy’s policy forum.
Students developing long-term housing prototypes for refugees

Grad students seek long term refugee housing solutions

posted October 25, 2012
Students in a graduate architecture studio at Texas A&M are developing solutions aimed at improving the quality of life for long-term inhabitants of refugee camps located in Chad, Kenya and Thailand.