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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.
'Health Systems and Networks: The New Clients:' case studies

Arch-For-Health lectures feature new healthcare systems

posted January 17, 2019
Leading healthcare system administrators, architects and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative healthcare systems in the spring 2019 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
CoSci prof earns Regan Prize for interdisciplinary projects

CoSci prof earns Regan Prize for innovative research

posted January 9, 2019
For a research agenda that spans numerous disciplines, and leadership in an inaugural college charrette that included students from all four of its departments, Zofia Rybkowski, associate professor of construction science, earned the 2018 Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Diversity-related solutions sought for Feb. 8-9 campus hackathon

Diversity-related solutions sought for hackathon

posted January 4, 2019
Teams of Texas A&M students vying for a total of $5,000 in prize money will develop solutions for diversity-related campus issues Feb. 8-9, 2019 at Bridging Differences, the College of Architecture Diversity Council’s annual hackathon.
LAND prof, students teach local youth at Schob Preserve

LAND prof, students teach youth at Schob Preserve

posted November 29, 2018
To help young minds in College Station learn about nature and design, Landscape Architecture students, led by associate professor Eric Bardenhagen, accompanied seven first grade classes from College Hills Elementary School to Schob Preserve.
New, viz prof-led research institute to study best tech teaching, learning methods

Viz prof-led institute to study best tech learning methods

posted November 29, 2018
To succeed in tomorrow’s workplace, employees will need fluency in technical tasks such as 3-D fabrication, programming and electronics, said Francis Quek, professor of visualization and director of the new Institute of Technology-Infused Learning.
Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
May 2019 architecture and film  symposium to explore design  theory, teaching and practice

Film symposium to explore design theory, practice

posted November 21, 2018
A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers will be featured in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium, a new forum May 4 - 5, 2019 that endeavors to promote innovation in design theory, teaching and practice.
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.
Study abroad prof edits new Archimedes exhibit catalog

Study abroad prof edits Archimedes exhibit catalog

posted November 19, 2018
Centuries of art and ideas from ancient Greece to the Renaissance are brought to life for College of Architecture study abroad students in Italy in a series of vivid lectures by Giovanni Di Pasquale, Texas A&M adjunct professor of science history and design philosophy.
Planning profs studying links among emergency agencies, plans, and infrastructure systems

Planning profs studying systems, hazard plan links

posted November 8, 2018
Two urban planning professors are looking to improve communities’ resilience to flooding by investigating the relationships between flood infrastructure systems, the communication networks between planning agencies and the natural hazard plans they create.
Planning prof, fellow researchers learn how ‘green’ roofs can best reduce heat wave effects

Prof finds how ‘green’ roofs can best mitigate heat waves

posted November 8, 2018
As memories linger of a fatal 1995 Chicago heat wave, urban planners have new knowledge from researchers that included Sierra Woodruff, assistant professor of urban planning, to help them use “green” roofs to counteract the effects of future heat waves
Grad Vizzers create animated shorts with Disney Pixar pros

Disney Pixar pros mentor Vizzers in summer workshop

posted September 21, 2018
During a summer-long workshop known for testing the mettle of Texas A&M graduate visualization students, four teams, mentored by visiting artists from Disney’s Pixar Animated Studios, crafted short animated films featuring the comedic exploits of dissimilar robots.
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

Students created games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

posted September 14, 2018
Student video game designers created electronic games from scratch in Chillennium 2018, a giant, Texas A&M student-run game jam competition Oct. 12-14, 2018 in the university’s Memorial Student Center.
CoSci prof studies VR method to improve students’ public speaking

CoSci prof studies method to reduce presenter anxiety

posted September 12, 2018
Virtual reality devices could become a new tool to help students who struggle with public speaking anxiety, said Amir Behzadan, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science.