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Arch prof helping Kazakhstan redefine its cultural identity

Arch professor helps Kazakhstan rebrand its cultural identity

posted April 9, 2018
In the emerging Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, Stephen Caffey, a Texas A&M architecture professor, is advising an artist-led initiative promoting the country’s storied history, cultural diversity and aspirations.
Preservation students document Bryan’s historic Temple Freda

Preservation students model historic temple

posted February 2, 2018
Using tools like terrestrial laser scanners and drones, a team of architecture students, working with the College of Architecture’s Center for Heritage Conservation, developed detailed images and 3-D models of Bryan's historic Temple Freda.
CHC symposium focused on  African-American heritage

CHC symposium to feature heritage of African-Americans

posted February 2, 2018
The preservation of Texas’ historic African-American communities, imperiled repositories of black heritage and culture, was the focus of the 2018 Texas A&M Center for Heritage Conservation’s Historic Preservation Symposium.
Arch students aid restoration of historic Wheelock schoolhouse

Arch students earn restoration grant for historic building

posted January 25, 2018
From tape measures to state-of-the-art laser scans, Texas A&M preservation students employed an array of tools while documenting an historic schoolhouse building in Wheelock, Texas in an effort to help garner funds for the 108-year-old structure’s renovation.
Brazos County AIA honors work of College of Architecture graduates

Brazos County AIA honors work of architecture grads

posted October 4, 2017
Former Texas A&M architecture students swept the Brazos chapter of the American Institute of Architects 2017 awards with their renovations of the Williams Administration Building and other historic structures in the region.
New book by professor emeritus, outstanding alum details creation of historic Texas A&M buildings

New book details creation of historic Texas A&M buildings

posted September 27, 2017
A new book by Nancy McCoy '81 and David Woodcock, professor emeritus of architecture, details the creation of 10 Texas A&M Depression-era buildings designed by Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper, a university architecture professor.
Archaeologists headlined CHC Historic Preservation Symposium

Archaeologists headlined CHC symposium in March

posted February 23, 2017
Discoveries by intrepid scholars who locate and painstakingly unearth ancient and forgotten cultural treasures from locations around the globe highlighted the 2017 Center for Heritage Conservation symposium in Preston Geren Auditorium.
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.
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.
CHC symposium focused on historic campus structures

CHC symposium focused on historic campus structures

posted February 18, 2016
Building conservation experts discussed the unique challenges facing historic structures on university campuses in Texas during “Campus Heritage,” the 2016 Texas A&M Center For Heritage Conservation Symposium, Feb. 26-27, 2016.
CHC study reveals decay on Alamo’s iconic west facade

CHC study reveals decay on Alamo’s iconic west facade

posted February 6, 2015
The iconic west facade of the Alamo is slowly wearing down. Researchers from the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M have found that the base of a decorative column flanking the Alamo’s main entrance has lost from 5 to 7 centimeters of its limestone surface since 1960.
CHC symposium to showcase Alamo conservation initiatives

Heritage symposium to focus on Alamo conservation efforts

posted January 15, 2015
Efforts to conserve the Alamo, Texas’ historic shrine to liberty, will be presented by speakers from a wide variety of disciplines at the CHC's 16th annual Historic Preservation Symposium, scheduled Feb. 20 – 21, 2015 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M campus.
Interdisciplinary initiatives earn Regan Prize for Warden, Vanegas

Vanegas, Warden earn Regan Prize

posted December 22, 2014
For championing interdisciplinary education two Texas A&M College of Architecture professors, Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college, and Robert Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation, were selected as recipients of the 2014 J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize.
Preservation experts showcase campus' depression-era buildings

Preservation experts review 1930s–era buildings on campus

posted April 15, 2014
A significant era of the campus’ architectural heritage was discussed by preservation experts in “A Collection of Extraordinary Talent & Artistry: The Depression-Era Buildings of Texas A&M,” an April 30 lecture at the College of Architecture's Preston Geren Auditorium.
March CHC symposium to feature  Houston building preservationists

CHC symposium to feature Houston preservation experts

posted February 11, 2014
The challenges and rewards of preserving historic buildings in Houston will be discussed by leaders in the city’s preservation community at “Houston: Building Stories,” the 15th annual preservation symposium hosted March 21-22, 2014, by Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation.