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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.
Outstanding alumnus and Dallas community leader dies Jan. 11

Outstanding alum, Dallas community leader dies Jan. 11

posted January 13, 2016
Pat Yates Spillman ’49, an outstanding alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture who helped shape Dallas with planning, architecture and community leadership, died January 11, 2016.
Portraits of activists by retired prof displayed in Germany

Portraits of activists by retired prof displayed in Germany

posted August 7, 2015
Portraits of Europeans who publicly opposed anti-Semitism and genocide during the turbulent 20th century, painted by Robert Schiffhauer, retired associate professor of architecture, are on display at the Academy for International Education in Bonn, Germany.
Greer revered as leader, mentor to generations of aspiring architects

Greer remembered as beloved mentor of architecture students

posted June 15, 2015
John Only Greer ’55, a celebrated architectural educator, industry leader and mentor to generations of aspiring Texas A&M architecture students, passed away June 12, 2015.
Student-designed memorial dedicated on WWII battle site

Student-designed memorial dedicated on WWII battle site

posted June 15, 2015
A monument designed by architecture students to commemorate fellow Aggies who defended Corregidor Island and Bataan Province was unveiled by a small delegation from Texas A&M who gathered April 21, 2015 for yet another Aggie Muster on the island.
CoSci occupies historic Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

CoSci moves into Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

posted March 26, 2015
The $10 million transformation of historic Francis Hall, the new headquarters for the Department of Construction Science, will be celebrated with a dedication at 12:30 p.m. April 9 in the College Station Hilton followed by an open house at Francis Hall.
Architect, war hero William Peña named distinguished alumnus

Architect, war hero William Peña named distinguished alum

posted March 13, 2015
William Peña ’42, whose legendary architectural career followed a harrowing tour of duty in World War II, is the recipient of a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University.
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.
Belgian war museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggies

Belgian museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggie soldiers

posted January 12, 2015
The heroism and bravery of five Texas A&M former students who helped repel Germany’s final major World War II offensive is honored in a new multimedia exhibit in Bastogne, Belgium. The honorees include William Peña, who earned an architecture degree in 1942.
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.
Students sketch portrayals of 19th century Native American history

Students sketch portrayals of Native American history

posted November 11, 2014
Students in a fall 2014 figure drawing class led by Robert Schiffhauer, associate professor of architecture, created sketches from reenactments in a dark period of 19th century Native American life.
Students in a drawing class sketch 19th century Argentine gauchos

Students sketch 19th century gauchos in life drawing class

posted April 29, 2014
Students sketched scenes and designed sets for a play about the cultural history of gauchos, Argentine cowboys who in the 19th Century helped create the tango, during a figure drawing class led by Robert Schiffhauer, associate professor of architecture.
Merits of repurposing forsaken industrial sites extolled in essay

Prof’s essay lauds reuse of extant industrial sites

posted April 21, 2014
Creating dynamic architectural spaces from hulking, abandoned industrial buildings helps preserve a city’s industrial heritage said Gabriela Campagnol, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M, in an essay published in the January issue of ja+u.
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.
Paintings by late design prof Alan Stacell displayed April 5 – June 29

Late design prof’s paintings displayed April 5 – June 29

posted March 27, 2014
An exhibit of 20 paintings by the late Alan Stacell, a prolific artist and former professor of architecture who for 40 years served as teacher and mentor to a legion of student designers, will be on display at the Wright Gallery, Langford A through June 29.