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Emeritus LAND prof’s book offers new approach to landscape design

Emeritus LAND prof’s book offers new design approach

posted February 15, 2017
In his new book, “Landscape Architecture Theory: An Ecological Approach,” Michael Murphy, Texas A&M professor emeritus of landscape architecture, focuses on fostering health and vitality for humans and nature through design.
Spring 2017 lectures to feature  leading land developers, planners

Spring 2017 lectures to feature leading developers, planners

posted February 7, 2017
Experts in land development, transportation, urban sustainability and history will share their knowledge in the spring 2017 Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning lecture series.
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.
Nominations for outstanding college alumni due March 1

Nominations for outstanding alumni due March 1, 2017

posted December 13, 2016
Nominations for the 2017 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by March 1, 2017. “This award recognizes the exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accomplishments of the recipients,” said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture. “We strongly encourage those who know a former student deserving of this prestigious honor to nominate him or her.”
Holidays bring opportunity for end-of-year donations to college

Holidays present chance for year-end donations to college

posted December 13, 2016
Former students have multiple end-of-the-year opportunities to remember College of Architecture faculty who've contributed to their success, said Larry Zuber, the university’s development officer for the college.
LAND major’s poinsettia design adorns Starbucks holiday cups

Starbucks’ holiday cups adorned with LAND major's design

posted December 7, 2016
The unveiling of Starbucks’ 2016 holiday cups, an event eagerly anticipated by coffee fans throughout the world, included a cup featuring intricately-drawn poinsettias created by Christina Anderson, an senior landscape architecture student at Texas A&M.
Architecture college grads lead 14 companies in 2016 Aggie 100 list

College alums head 14 Aggie 100 firms

posted November 17, 2016
Twenty former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture lead 14 companies in the 2016 Aggie 100, a list of the fastest-growing firms owned or led by Aggie graduates compiled annually for the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
Esteemed former students help create college leadership minor

Esteemed former students create leadership minor

posted November 16, 2016
A group of distinguished leaders from the design and construction industry, all of them Texas A&M former students, recently designed a supplemental curriculum to help aspiring College of Architecture students become tomorrow’s industry leaders.
Valley city fiscal plans informed by Ph.D. student-led discussions

Ph.D. student-led talks informing valley fiscal plans

posted November 11, 2016
Small business owners and community leaders in Brownsville, Texas, identified their community’s economic strengths and weaknesses in a series of discussions hosted by Edna Ledesma, a Ph.D. Urban and Regional Sciences student.
42nd annual Aggie Workshop explored urban landscape design

Aggie Workshop explored urban landscape design

posted November 11, 2016
Texas A&M landscape architecture students teamed with design professionals at the 42nd annual Aggie Workshop, Feb. 3, 2017, a series of lectures, a charrette and a graphics class hosted by the university’s student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
LAND prof’s study correlates amount of tree shade with heat-related ambulance calls

LAND prof studies tree shade’s impact during heat waves

posted November 10, 2016
Not only do shady landscapes offer relief from the summer heat, they can also reduce heat-related medical emergencies, according to a study undertaken by Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, and four colleagues.
Expert panel discussed impact of  race in community design Nov. 7

Panel discussed impact of race on design Nov. 7

posted November 1, 2016
Four African-American planners and designers discussed how race impacts community development in “Race and Community Design,” a panel discussion Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Technical Reference Center, Langford A.
Hazard researchers eye disaster effects on food distribution links

HRRC eying how disasters influence food distribution

posted October 11, 2016
Texas A&M University researchers are collaborating on an NSF initiative aimed at identifying links between the U.S. food distribution system and the nation’s energy, water and transportation networks that are most likely to be disrupted in a natural disaster.
DI taps Li as top U.S. educator, ranks landscape architecture programs among nation’s best

Li, TAMU LAND programs listed among U.S.' best

posted October 11, 2016
A global network of design, product and construction leaders named Ming-Han Li, professor of landscape architecture, one of the 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016-17 and ranked Texas A&M’s landscape architecture programs among the nation’s elite.
Environmental researchers' outreach initiatives seek life enhancing solutions

Texas A&M research transforming urban school, community

posted October 11, 2016
After each heavy rain last spring on the streets of an impoverished, east Houston industrial neighborhood, students from nearby Furr High School trained by Texas A&M graduate planning students mapped and tested the toxicity of storm floodwaters.