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Landscape architecture student’s concept earns coveted award

LAND student’s concept earns coveted award

posted September 14, 2017
A design for a coastal League City, Texas development that includes natural and engineered solutions to prevent flooding earned its creator, Zixu Qiao ’17, a highly coveted 2017 award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture.
Norfolk adopts hazard 'scorecard' created by TAMU disaster team

Texas A&M hazard team's 'scorecard' adopted by Norfolk

posted September 5, 2017
City planning staff in Norfolk, Va., a coastal city of 243,000, have identified weaknesses and inconsistencies in their community’s natural hazard plans with a scorecard developed in part by Texas A&M disaster researchers.
Planning prof's smart planning research recognized by CELA

Newman’s body of work earns honor from educators

posted July 10, 2017
For a diverse research agenda that includes finding smart solutions for vacated urban spaces, assistant professor Galen Newman earned an Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Brody says Houston flood risk rises as urban sprawl expands

Brody tells Guardian urban sprawl elevates Houston flood risk

posted June 28, 2017
Houston's growth has created a city at risk to devastating floods, said Sam Brody, a flood impact expert and professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, in a June 16, 2017 article in The Guardian, where he said “it’s not if, but when” a natural disaster will strike the metropolis.
College to honor 9 distinguished former students at Oct. 26 event

College to honor outstanding alumni at Oct. 26 ceremony

posted June 21, 2017
Nine former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture, distinguished humanitarians and leaders in their respective fields, will be honored as outstanding alumni at a Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 banquet in College Station.
Former planning student finds Houston-Galveston region more vulnerable to hurricane flooding

MUP student project reveals new Houston area flood threat

posted June 6, 2017
The Houston-Galveston region is even more vulnerable to hurricane flood damage today than it was when Hurricane Ike struck in 2008, concluded Md Yousuf Reja ’16 in his final Master of Urban Planning project.
Studios collaborate on Japanese multigenerational housing village

Students develop multigenerational housing village

posted May 2, 2017
Two Texas A&M design studios came together this spring to experiment with an innovative concept in housing that integrates senior citizens with younger neighbors in a transformative approach to mixed-use development.
Humane society campus designs ‘break stereotypes, capture spirit’

Students design humane society campus concepts

posted May 1, 2017
Second year Texas A&M environmental design students showcased master plan concepts for a future Aggieland Humane Society campus at an April 27 Brazos County Expo Center unveiling attended by the organization’s staff and volunteers.
Landscape architecture students excel at 2017 Texas ASLA Awards

Texas A&M students garner accolades from Texas ASLA

posted May 1, 2017
Master plans by Texas A&M landscape architecture students, one envisioning inviting outdoor areas on the university’s West Campus, and another for a sustainable Texas Gulf Coast development, earned top honors at the 2017 Texas ASLA Conference in Austin.
Landscape design concepts aim to lure RELLIS denizens outdoors

Landscape concepts aim to lure RELLIS denizens outdoors

posted April 27, 2017
Pleasant spaces envisioned to create outdoor respite for inhabitants of two buildings at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus, are major elements in design concepts created by 14 second-year Texas A&M landscape architecture students.
CoSci graduates in high demand at jobsites throughout the state

CoSci grads in high demand at jobsites throughout Texas

posted January 25, 2017
High demand for graduates of Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science has led to a doubling of the department’s enrollment in just four years, said its head, Joe Horlen, on KBTX-TV.
Design, planning consultant headed 2017 Rowlett Lecture

Design, planning consultant headed 2017 Rowlett Lecture

posted January 25, 2017
Betsy del Monte, founding principal of Transform Global, a consultancy that seeks to transform the built environment through planning and educational projects, headlined the 2017 Rowlett Lecture Series in the Memorial Student Center.
Architecture prof earns 2016 Regan Interdisciplinary Prize

Design prof earns interdisciplinary Regan prize in 2016

posted December 14, 2016
For orchestrating transformational educational experiences that facilitate student collaboration with peers and professionals from other disciplines, Ahmed K. Ali, assistant professor of architecture, was chosen to receive the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Interdisciplinary studio yields plans, designs for central Texas children’s mental health center

Students create new designs for children’s treatment center

posted December 14, 2016
A capital campaign to build a new campus for the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility providing low- or no-cost mental health therapy to children, is now bolstered by architectural and master plan concepts created by students in a multidisciplinary studio.
Grad students develop designs for new Texas A&M health center

Grad architecture students design new campus health center

posted December 7, 2016
Graduate Texas A&M architecture students created a variety of design concepts for a new College Station campus health center to serve an enrollment projected by the state to reach 70,000 students by 2025.