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Annual college symposium showcased faculty research

College spotlighted faculty research at annual symposium

posted September 10, 2015
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 17th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” took place Oct. 19, 2015 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.
Planning, sociology faculty lead students in summer NSF program

Undergraduates sharpen research skills in program

posted August 31, 2015
Undergraduate students interested in careers as planning or sociology researchers sharpened their research skills in summer 2015 with help from Texas A&M faculty during a 6-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
Schob preserve student projects funded by LAUP dept. minigrants

Student projects in Schob preserve receive LAUP funds

posted August 31, 2015
Three student projects, each conducted with funding from a Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning minigrant program, are scheduled to take place this fall in the Schob Nature Preserve, a “living” 7-acre classroom in College Station.
LAUP professor earns research award, directorship from national landscape architecture council

LAUP prof earns awards, director’s spot in global group

posted August 31, 2015
A body of research exploring the relationship between landscape patterns and health earned Jun-Hyun Kim, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, a prestigious award from a global educators’ group.
Students grow eight varieties of vegetables on Langford A roof

Students grow eight varities of vegetables on Langford A roof

posted August 24, 2015
Students successfully grew eight varieties of vegetables on the roof of Texas A&M’s Langford A building during the 2014-15 academic year, advancing findings in an ongoing green roof research project led by Bruce Dvorak, associate professor of landscape architecture.
Planning prof leads U.S., Dutch researchers in flooding study

Planning prof leads Dutch, U.S. coastal flooding study

posted August 24, 2015
Interdisciplinary groups of faculty and students in five U.S. universities will pair with counterparts in The Netherlands in a research project led by Sam Brody, professor of urban planning, to determine how to reduce the impact of coastal flooding.
Li begins term as head of global landscape architecture group

Li begins term as head of global LAND education group

posted July 13, 2015
At a speech marking the beginning of his term as the elected president of a global landscape architecture educators’ group, Ming-Han Li, professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, underlined the importance of mentoring in education.
College honors six outstanding alumni at October 23 ceremony

College honors outstanding alumni at Oct. 23 ceremony

posted June 24, 2015
Six former students from Texas A&M’s College of Architecture who have risen to the top of their respective fields while making significant public service contributions were honored as outstanding alumni during an Oct. 23, 2015 banquet at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan.
Exhibit of student art displayed in Wright Gallery this summer

Wright Gallery hosts student art exhibit

posted June 22, 2015
“Formations,” a multimedia exhibit of work by students from all four departments in Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, will be on display through August 21, 2015 at the Wright Gallery, second floor, Building A of the Langford Architecture Center.
Texas A&M ranked in top 6% of world’s foremost universities for architecture, built environment

TAMU ranked 13th best architecture university in U.S.

posted June 15, 2015
Texas A&M is listed in the top six percent of the world’s top universities for architecture and the built environment in a new ranking compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company providing higher education guidance and career services.
LAND profs propose series of  enhancements for “Ike Dike”

LAND profs propose series of “Ike Dike” enhancements

posted June 15, 2015
A proposed “Ike Dike” to protect the Galveston/Houston area from hurricane storm surges should incorporate business parks, public spaces and pedestrian thoroughfares, concludes research funded by Texas A&M’s Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities.
Students create boarding school designs, construction schedules

Students design building plans for Fort Worth school

posted May 28, 2015
To assist fundraising for a faith-based Ft. Worth boarding school proposed to serve economically disadvantaged youth0, Texas A&M students developed design concepts, construction schedules and operating cost estimates.
Outstanding alum to lecture on de-urbanization in South Africa

Noted South African developer to lecture on de-urbanization

posted April 20, 2015
Chris Mulder, one of South Africa’s top environmental designers and an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, will present “De-Urbanization: Creating Sustainable Rural New Towns” at 5:45 p.m. April 29 in Scoates Hall Room 208.
Texas Target Communities helping two Texas towns

Two Texas towns helped by Texas Target Communities

posted March 30, 2015
Two small Texas communities are shaping their futures with help from Texas A&M’s Texas Target Communities program, which aids municipalities that lack urban planning resources available to larger cities.
College staffers net awards for outstanding job performance

College staffers net awards for excellent job performance

posted March 30, 2015
In recognition of their outstanding service, three College of Architecture staff members were recently chosen their peers to receive the Star Performance Awards.