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Dean announces professorship, chair, fellowship appointments

Dean announces new chair, professorship appointments

posted June 14, 2018
Several new and renewed appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed chairs and professorships were recently announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
Ph.D planning. student’s research reveals method to reduce negative effects of urban gentrification

Ph.D. student says land trusts can ease gentrification effects

posted June 13, 2018
The ill effects of gentrification, like pushing lower-income families from their homes and reducing affordable housing availability, are decreased by programs that lease public property to low-income households, said Myungshik Choi, a Texas A&M Ph.D. graduate.
Student project featured on World Landscape Architecture website

Student's project showcased on international blog

posted June 5, 2018
A Texas A&M student's design proposal for a coastal Texas city’s commercial and residential development, including natural and engineered solutions to prevent flooding, was featured on WLA, an international website showcasing student and professional work.
Former First Lady touts LAND student’s rooftop garden design

Laura Bush touts student’s rooftop garden design

posted May 31, 2018
Former First Lady Laura Bush recently announced a health research initiative that will feature a Houston healing garden designed by Phillip Hammond, a Texas A&M landscape architecture student.
Former professor remembered as master craftsman, mentor

Former professor remembered as mentor, craftsman

posted May 23, 2018
Larry Priesmeyer, a master craftsman, architect and Texas A&M College of Architecture professor emeritus, passed away May 20, 2018. He was 85. Memorial services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.
University awards college team with academic advising awards

College advisory staff earns top academic advising awards

posted May 7, 2018
Outstanding contributions to student advising by the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s nine academic advisers were recognized with university-level awards presented May 7, 2018 by the University Advisors and Counselors group.
College deans urge participation in 2018  DesignIntelligence survey

DesignIntelligence survey underway; participation urged

posted May 7, 2018
In a letter to current and former students, two College of Architecture deans strongly encourage all who are qualify to participate in the 2018 DesignIntelligence survey that will rank America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.
Texas A&M study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

Study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

posted May 5, 2018
A team of Texas A&M urban planners are investigating the value of allowing “citizen scientists” to collect environmental data for agencies charged with protecting lives and property in natural disasters as part of a two-year National Science Foundation study.
Newman's vacant lot study shapes innovative distribution concept

Vacant lot study shapes innovative distribution concept

posted May 3, 2018
Business leaders are touting a vision for an advanced network of industrial distribution facilities based, in part, on findings from a 2016 study of vacant urban land led by Galen Newman, an associate professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M.
Landscape architecture students’  plans earn Texas ASLA Awards

Students' master plans earn Texas ASLA recognition

posted April 27, 2018
Texas A&M students' master plans addressing urban flooding and crime, unintended effects of gentrification, and other environmental and societal issues earned top honors from the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
CELA taps Newman as research VP, editor of scholarly journal

Newman edits CELA journal, serves as VP

posted April 17, 2018
Galen Newman, a Texas A&M landscape architecture professor, is editor of the Landscape Research Record, a prestigious scholarly journal published by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, where he also serves as vice president for research and creative scholarship.
Profs studying new transit mode’s effects on locals’ walking habits

Profs studying new transit mode’s effect on walking habits

posted April 17, 2018
Texas A&M urban planning and public health researchers are studying whether a new El Paso bus rapid transit (BRT) line — a system with dedicated lanes that mimic the efficiency of rail transit — changes walking habits of residents who live close to the line’s stations.
LAUP student wins Weirus Spirit Award for campus diversity work

Diversity work earns planning student a Weirus Spirit Award

posted April 13, 2018
For making Texas A&M a more inviting place for minorities, third-year urban planning student Carlo Chunga Pizarro received the 2018 Buck Weirus Spirit Award in a ceremony 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Association of Former Students Alumni Center.
Van Zandt takes LAUP dept. helm

Van Zandt takes helm of LAUP department

posted April 11, 2018
Shannon Van Zandt, a distinguished educator, researcher, author and administrator who joined the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty in 2005, is the new head of the university’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Student services head’s leadership recognized with 2018 AFS honor

Student services head’s leadership honored by AFS

posted March 20, 2018
For exhibiting the highest standard of staff excellence, Dave Wentling, director of the Office of Student Services at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, will receive a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award from The Association of Former Students.