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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.
College’s 50th anniversary to include yearlong series of celebrations in 2019

Celebrations to mark college’s 50th anniversary in 2019

posted November 29, 2018
The Texas A&M College of Architecture will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a yearlong series of festivities culminating in a slate of special events Nov. 14-16.
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.
Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

posted November 20, 2018
Two small Texas towns recovering from Hurricane Harvey are getting help from Texas A&M urban planning graduate students.
Designers, students to explore role of materials in landscape design at 2019 Workshop

Workshop to explore role of materials in landscape design

posted November 20, 2018
Students will team with leading design professionals Feb. 15, 2019, at Aggie Workshop, a series of lectures and an afternoon design charrette hosted by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
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 notes cities’ post-Harvey planning changes

Planning prof notes post-Harvey city planning changes

posted November 8, 2018
Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage forced cities throughout the U.S. to take a more critical look at their infrastructure and hazard mitigation plans, said Galen Newman, Texas A&M associate professor of urban planning.
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
Interactive Wright Gallery exhibit explores a digital approach to collaborative storytelling

Wright Gallery exhibit explores digital storytelling

posted October 24, 2018
Digital artist Lisa Woods is exploring technology as a means of collaborative storytelling in “Gathering,” an exhibit scheduled through Dec. 9, 2018 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Landscape architecture programs  again ranked among nation’s best

LAND programs ranked among nation’s best

posted October 2, 2018
Texas A&M’s landscape architecture programs were once again ranked among the nation’s best in annual lists published by DesignIntelligence, a company that helps firms and built environment educators anticipate future industry trends.
Prof develops new tool to help planners in depopulating cities

Prof develops new tool to help planners in shrinking cities

posted September 26, 2018
Urban planners in shrinking cities grappling with a growing number of vacant lots could get help from a new planning tool developed by Galen Newman, associate professor of urban planning, and a team of university researchers.
University provost, top researcher to keynote research symposium

Top researcher, university provost to keynote symposium

posted September 14, 2018
One of the world’s foremost biochemistry researchers, Carol A. Fierke, provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M, will present a 1 p.m. keynote address at the college’s 20th annual research symposium, October 29, 2018, at Preston Geren Auditorium.
20th annual college research symposium set for Oct. 29

Oct. 29 symposium spotlights college, faculty research

posted September 5, 2018
The wide variety of research and creative work by faculty and doctoral students will be showcased at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s 20th annual research symposium, October 29, 2018, at Preston Geren Auditorium.
Premier urban planners, experts highlight fall LAUP lecture series

Premier urban planners highlight fall lecture series

posted August 31, 2018
Leading designers, authors and educators will discuss a wide variety of completed and ongoing projects in the 2018 LAUP Fall Lecture Series. The public lectures are scheduled at 6 p.m. in Scoates Lecture Hall room 208 on Mondays throughout the upcoming months.
Prof eyes impact of community flood resilience planning

Professor studying effectiveness of flood resilience planning

posted August 30, 2018
As flooding costs worldwide threaten to top $60 billion annually, Sierra Woodruff, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, is studying whether natural hazard plans created by municipalities actually improve flood resilience.