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Prof awarded grant for work in saving historic Black settlements

Prof works to save historic Black settlements

posted July 9, 2019
For her impassioned work to protect Texas’ endangered, historic African-American communities, Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, received a $50,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Arch prof explores three decades of architecture in Israel

Arch prof explores three decades of Israeli architecture

posted June 28, 2019
Leading scholars explore innovative and experimental architecture created during Israel’s first three decades of existence in a new book co-edited by Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture.
Why Notre Dame burning affected us all – five questions with an architecture expert

Notre Dame fire - five questions with an architecture expert

posted April 17, 2019
The April 15 fire at the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was met with disbelief and despair by people worldwide. Catholics mourned the damage to their sacred religious center during Holy Week, while others lamented the potential loss of a significant architectural landmark.
Speakers to discuss preserving Texas’ historic places at annual CHC symposium

Speakers to discuss preserving Texas sites at CHC confab

posted February 6, 2019
Leading historians and preservationists speaking at the Feb. 15-16, 2019 Center for Heritage Conservation Symposium will discuss the challenges of preserving historic sites across Texas — including a recently discovered, unmarked Sugar Land cemetery.
Acropolis research by arch prof reveals site’s relationship to social history, religious practice

Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

posted November 20, 2018
In her research trips to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Nancy Klein, associate professor of architecture, is seeking to answer questions about the historic complex’s relationship to Greek social history and religious practice.
ENDS major learns about historic preservation during her Washington, D.C. internship

ENDS major scores historic preservation internship in D.C.

posted November 19, 2018
Texas A&M environmental design major Christine Miterko learned in detail about aspects of the federal government’s role in preserving historic sites at an internship in the nation’s capital last summer.
Architecture profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

Arch profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

posted November 14, 2018
An incredibly rare piece of medieval church furniture, a monumental, five-centuries-old canopy installed over a baptismal font in eastern England, is the subject of a new research initiative co-organized by Zachary Stewart, assistant professor of architecture.
Arch prof helping to determine original colors of Bermuda’s historic houses

Arch prof helping restore original hues of Bermuda houses

posted October 24, 2018
Historic houses in Bermuda could be restored to their original colors with help from a team of U.S. architects and conservation experts that includes Brent Fortenberry, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M.
New book edited by arch prof explores Modernism’s effect on sacred architecture

Modernism, sacred architecture explored in prof's new book

posted October 24, 2018
A new book edited by Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture, that challenges its readers to consider how Modern architects sought to create sacred buildings imbued with a divine presence, hits bookstores Oct. 26, 2018.
Arch students aid restoration of historic Deanville train depot

Arch students aid restoration of historic train depot

posted September 26, 2018
Using high-tech tools including photogrammetry, laser scanning and 3-D modeling, Texas A&M architecture students created historic documentation and restoration plans for a beloved 105-year-old Deanville, Texas-based train depot.
College honors 6 outstanding former students at annual event

College honors 6 outstanding alumni at Nov. 15 ceremony

posted August 13, 2018
Six Texas A&M College of Architecture former students who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective fields were honored as Outstanding Alumni at a Nov. 15, 2018 banquet in College Station.
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.