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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.
Glowacki discusses Aphrodite, Eros at San Antonio art museum

Glowacki discusses Greek gods in S.A.

posted September 28, 2012
Rituals developed by ancient Greeks to sustain relationships with their gods was discussed by Kevin Glowacki, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
College partners with TAMU- Galveston in new Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities

College partners with TAMU-G on coastal research institute

posted August 13, 2012
A new research institute dedicated to a better understanding of establishing sustainable and resilient coastal communities, places and landscapes will combine resources of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture and Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Alumna heads award-winning restoration of NYC row house

Alum heads lauded NYC row house restoration project

posted July 23, 2012
An 1889 New York row house with a striking façade has been restored to its former glory earning kudos for lead designer Lorie Riddle ’93 and the restoration team from her firm, Superstructures Engineers and Architects.
D-Day Ranger monument saved by Aggie-led restoration effort

CHC-led effort saves Ranger Memorial

posted March 13, 2012
Visitors to Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France, can once again visit a cliffside monument honoring the World War II heroism of U.S. Army Rangers, led by a future Texas A&M president, following a $6 million site restoration based on information gathered by the university’s Center for Heritage Conservation.
Glowacki co-edits book of papers examining ancient Crete housing

Prof contributes to ancient Crete book

posted January 26, 2012
A new book co-edited by Kevin Glowacki, assistant professor of architecture, is deepening the understanding of ancient houses and household activities in the Greek island of Crete. Glowacki and collaborator Natalla Vogelkoff-Brogan, of Athens, Greece, also penned an introductory chapter.
Campagnol paper explores  Brazil’s industrial heritage

Prof's research explores Brazil’s industrial past

posted January 23, 2012
The Brazilian government’s role in enacting legislation to preserve the South American nation’s industrial heritage was researched in a paper by Gabriela Campagnol, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M, published in a national preservation journal.
Research centers offer disaster- themed preservation symposium

Preservation experts focus on ‘Disaster’ at 13th CHC symposium

posted January 19, 2012
Historic preservation efforts undertaken after natural and manmade disasters were the focus of “Disaster,” the 13th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium at the Langford Architecture Center.
Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize presented to arch prof Geva

Geva earns Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize

posted November 22, 2011
Anat Geva, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M is the 2011 recipient of the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize, an award recognizing faculty who are committed to interdisciplinary work in the built environment disciplines.
Alumna-led YMCA building renovation almost complete

Former student leads YMCA renovation

posted November 14, 2011
The renovation of Texas A&M’s historic YMCA building, overseen by Nancy McCoy ’81, FAIA, an outstanding alumna of the College of Architecture, is mostly complete. McCoy, a founding principal at Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture, LLP, is an award-winning preservation architect.
Alum overseeing restoration of 600 year-old NM settlement

Alum directing New Mexico restoration

posted November 9, 2011
Texas A&M environmental design graduate Shawn Evans ’93 is overseeing the preservation of Ohkay Owingeha, a 600 year-old Native American settlement in New Mexico as the director of preservation and cultural projects at Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, a Philadelphia design firm.
Anat Geva appointed to head Southern historical society

Anat Geva to head historical society

posted November 5, 2011
Anat Geva, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed president of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians, which promotes scholarship on architecture and related subjects.
17th century shipwreck sails again in 3-D model by former student

Vizzer models 17th century shipwreck

posted November 1, 2011
The American Bureau of Shipping’s latest quarterly publication includes an article about a centuries-old Portuguese shipwreck brought back to life in an immersive, 3-D model created by former Texas A&M Master of Visualization Sciences student Audrey Wells ’08.
Former student to head NPS preservation services office

Alum heads federal preservation office

posted October 28, 2011
Former Texas A&M environmental design student Brian Goeken ‘87 is overseeing the nation’s largest, most successful and most cost-effective community revitalization program as the new chief of the National Park Service’s Technical Preservation Services Office.
Pioneering conservation psychologist to keynote 13th college symposium Oct. 24

Social psychologist keynotes college research symposium

posted September 9, 2011
Susan D. Clayton, a social psychologist whose work examines how people think about and make personal connections to the environment, delivered the keynote address at the college research symposium Oct. 24, 2011.