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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.
Alumnus helps Costa Rican area contend with aftermath of flood

Alum assists Costa Rican region with flood aftermath

posted October 12, 2012
A group of villages in Costa Rica hard hit by recent flooding received watershed management, drinking water and waste disposal guidance from an interdisciplinary United Nations-sponsored team that included a former Texas A&M environmental design student.
Wright Gallery exhibit featured work by young Spanish architects

Exhibit showcased work of emerging Spanish architects

posted October 8, 2012
An exhibit showcased the extraordinary work of Spanish architects, whose designs made their nation a global point of architectural reference by the end of the 20th century, Nov. 6 – Dec. 10, 2012 in the Texas A&M College of Architecture's Wright Gallery.
MSLD former student presented municipal award from Shanghai

Shanghai presents municipal award to MSLD alumnus

posted October 3, 2012
The city of Shanghai has recognized a former Texas A&M land development student’s contribution to its economic and social development by presenting him with the Magnolia Silver Award, one of the city’s highest recognitions for expatriates.
Speakers to discuss global  healthcare facility design

Arch-For-Health lecture series at Texas A&M

posted August 27, 2012
Designing healthcare facilities in today’s world of accelerating change, uncertain economies and a growing population is the subject of this fall’s Architecture-For-Health lecture series at Texas A&M.
Colonias Program’s water project providing water to rural residents

Project providing ceramic filters to Texas colonias

posted August 14, 2012
The Colonias Program at the Texas A&M College of Architecture is increasing the availability of potable water to residents of colonias, impoverished communities in the Texas border region, as a partner in the Texas Water Project.
Students studying abroad in Italy design film school, video games

Students studying in Italy design film school, video games

posted August 13, 2012
Students studying abroad in Italy designed a film school on the outside wall of the medieval town of Castiglion Fiorentino and used their host town as a setting to create video games during their Texas A&M spring 2012 study abroad semester.
Ph.D. student tapped to represent Jordan in global health care group

Jordanian doctoral student to serve on international group

posted August 8, 2012
Shireen Kanakri, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, will represent her native country, Jordan, as member of the International Union of Architects’ Public Health Group, an organization that promotes building design that contributes to patient healing.