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Alumna earns nine medals in elite international competition

Alumna earns nine medals in elite swim competition

posted August 14, 2018
Former Texas A&M College of Architecture student Liliana Ibáñez ’14 is being hailed as the next Michael Phelps by Mexican news outlets after earning five gold, one silver and three bronze medals swimming in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.
Efforts to preserve Harris county natural habitats boosted by LAND grad students’ proposals

LAND students help boost efforts to preserve habitats

posted August 14, 2018
Future initiatives to ensure the preservation of plant and animal habitats in a suburban Houston public recreation area will be aided by land use maps and master plans created last spring by Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students.
College to honor 6 distinguished former students at annual event

College to honor 6 outstanding alumni at Nov. 15 ceremony

posted August 13, 2018
Six Texas A&M College of Architecture former students who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective fields will be honored as outstanding alumni at a Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 banquet in College Station.
Japan trip yields designs for multigenerational community

Japan trip yields multigenerational community designs

posted August 7, 2018
Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated to develop concepts for a Japanese retirement village designed to enhance the health of elderly residents by integrating them with young families and college students.
College passes $20 million mark In ‘Lead by Example’ campaign

College reaches $20 million mark in fundraising effort

posted July 2, 2018
The College of Architecture achieved an important fundraising benchmark in Texas A&M University’s $4 billion Lead by Example comprehensive campaign, reaching the $20 million mark of its $30 million goal last March.
Prof's formula quantifies fatal hazards to kids left in hot cars

Prof’s model used to study effects on kids left in hot cars

posted July 2, 2018
A mathematical model developed by Robert Brown, Texas A&M professor of landscape architecture, was used in a highly publicized study quantifying the time it takes for kids to become dangerously hot when accidentally left in the back seat of a sweltering car.
Planner's TEDx Talk shows how solutions can worsen the problem

LAUP prof delivers TEDx Talk defining 'uncanny wisdom'

posted June 29, 2018
Seemingly rational choices, made in the wake of natural disasters, can produce unsound results due to “uncanny wisdom,” a term, coined by a Texas A&M urban planning professor, describing actions that eventually exacerbate problems they were meant to solve.
Planning, LAND students unveil La Grange post-Harvey proposals

Students craft plans to relieve La Grange flooding problems

posted June 22, 2018
As La Grange, Texas recovers from post Hurricane Harvey flooding, residents and elected officials are considering Texas A&M student proposals that address the town’s infrastructure, housing and transportation needs.
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.