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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.
Associated Press report features CHC’s Alamo preservation work

AP report showcases CHC Alamo project

posted February 11, 2014
Bob Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation, is heading a team of graduate students using scanning and recording equipment and computer aided-design software to create detailed 2- and 3-D models of one of Texas's most historic structures, the Alamo.
Students’ 2003 report inspires restoration of historic library

Students’ report in 2003 inspires library renovation

posted January 29, 2014
The once-deteriorating Carnegie library in Franklin, Texas, whose restoration was inspired by a 2003 report created by graduate building preservation technology students at Texas A&M, hosted a celebration of its 100th anniversary Jan. 14, 2014.
CHC documenting the Alamo's changes throughout the years

CHC documenting Alamo's evolution

posted June 4, 2013
Digital models of the Alamo, a shrine in Texas’ battle for independence from Mexico, are being created by Bob Warden, director of Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation, and Master of Architecture students at Texas A&M.
Historic Preservation Symposium spotlights Texas heritage projects

CHC symposium highlights Texas preservation efforts

posted January 31, 2013
Preservation efforts throughout Texas were highlighted at the Texas A&M Center for Heritage Conservation’s annual Historic Preservation Symposium scheduled March 1-2 at the Langford Architecture Center's Preston Geren Auditorium.
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.