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Peña remembered as visionary architect, war hero, benefactor

Peña remembered as visionary architect, war hero, benefactor

posted February 12, 2018
William Merriweather Peña ‘42, one of the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s most revered former students whose legendary architectural career followed a heroic tour of duty in World War II, died in Houston Feb. 10, 2018. It was his 99th birthday.
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.
Renowned designers, educators, AIA gold medalist to share work

AIA gold medalist among spring lecture series speakers

posted January 30, 2018
One of the world’s premier architects, Antoine Predock, whose buildings have earned universal acclaim, is one of seven renowned designers and educators scheduled to speak as part of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture's 2018 Spring Lecture Series.
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.
Sculptor remembered for stellar 30-year art teaching career

Design, sculpture prof John Walker leaves artistic legacy

posted January 23, 2018
John Woolfolk Walker, who inspired students in his design and sculpture classes at the Texas A&M College of Architecture from 1979-1994, passed away Jan. 19, 2018 at age 79.
Forty-year career made Pugh a legendary urban planning leader

Pugh remembered for contributions to Texas planning

posted January 4, 2018
David L. Pugh, who headed of the former Department of Urban and Regional Planning and helped shape dozens of Texas cities and thousands of minds throughout his four-decade teaching career, passed away Dec. 26, 2017 at 75.
CHC director emeritus remembers his late colleague, David L. Pugh

Peer remembers David Pugh as mentor, friend

posted January 4, 2018
My perspective on David Pugh begins with his appointment to the tenure-track faculty in 1976. He was the ideal academic for the times, bringing broad academic preparation, real-world experience, intellectual curiosity, and a genuine passion for teaching combined with a dedication to outreach.
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.
Stark Galleries war exhibit honors  storied alum Peña, fellow Aggies

MSC war exhibit Honors storied alum Pena, fellow Aggies

posted September 19, 2017
A multimedia exhibit honoring five World War II Aggie heroes, including William Merriweather Peña ‘42, an Outstanding Alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, runs through Dec. 16, 2017 at the Memorial Student Center’s J. Wayne Stark Galleries.
Keynote to explore impact of Swiss landscape architecture

Symposium speaker, exhibit eye Swiss impact on design

posted September 13, 2017
Swiss educator and author Michael Jakob will discuss how Swiss designers helped shape landscape architecture history in a keynote address at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the 19th annual Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium.
Prof pens chapter on avant-garde design group Archigram for Wiley

Arch prof pens work on 1960s avant-garde designers Archigram

posted September 13, 2017
In a new book about 20th century architecture, associate professor Sarah Deyong, writes about Archigram, an influential avant-garde group of London architects who were inspired by the space program, science fiction, pop art and youthful idealism.
Arch prof’s conversion of fire station to museum earns honor

Conversion of fire station to museum earns arch prof honor

posted July 28, 2017
The transformation of a landmark, picturesque Barcelona fire station into a museum showcasing the city’s firefighting history, earned a firm co-led by Miguel Roldán, adjunct professor of architecture, an award for adaptive reuse of an existing building.
Smithsonian honors visualization prof for essay on minimalist artist

Viz prof honored by Smithsonian for Minimalist Art essay

posted July 10, 2017
An essay spotlighting prominent artist and critic Donald Judd’s use of sculpture and prose to elevate architecture in his hometown, Kansas City, earned its author, Susanneh Bieber, assistant professor of visualization, recognition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Former design students attend 50th anniversary campus reunion

Former architecture students attend 50th anniversary reunion

posted April 27, 2017
Former Texas A&M architecture students reminisced and rekindled friendships during a 2017 campus reunion marking the 50th anniversary of their graduation.