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Students seek votes for Big Idea, outreach project in Texas colonia

Votes sought for student project in Texas colonias

posted April 30, 2014
A group of students is seeking votes for a video detailing their proposal to partner with a nonprofit organization in the Rio Grande Valley with the aim of improving the fortunes of colonias residents — the group’s entry in the Big Ideas at Berkeley contest.
HRRC comparing man-made, natural disasters in Texas towns

HRRC comparing man-made, natural disasters in Texas

posted April 30, 2014
A Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center team is investigating how recovery from a man-made disaster differs from a natural disaster as part of a National Science Foundation study focusing on the Texas towns of West and Granbury, which were hit, respectively, by a chemical plant explosion and a tornado.
LAND students create designs for park to serve special needs kids

Students design park for special needs kids

posted April 29, 2014
Design concepts for a special needs childrens’ park, developed by undergraduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M, are part of a park proposal unanimously approved April 24 by the College Station City Council.
Brody featured in FEMA video touting flood prevention tips

Brody featured in FEMA video touting flood prevention tips

posted April 29, 2014
A video touting how communities can avoid flood losses, available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website, features Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M.
Peacock, Anderson recognized with research, teaching awards

Two college profs recognized for research, teaching

posted April 4, 2014
Two faculty members at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture have been recognized for outstanding research and teaching with 2014 Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Association of Former Students.
Lee’s students contribute to  creation of wayfinding guide

Lee’s students help create concepts for wayfinding guide

posted March 6, 2014
A publication detailing how to create better wayfinding, or the process which people find their way from place to play in a city or small town, reflects contributions made by graduate students at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Grad students’ bike share plan earns national planning honors

Grad students’ plan wins national award from planning group

posted March 6, 2014
A report by graduate urban planning students at Texas A&M that helped establish a university bike sharing program was honored with an award in a nationwide contest sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Li elected to lead landscape architecture organization

Li elected to lead global landscape architecture group

posted February 25, 2014
As a newly elected leader of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Ming-Han Li, associate professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, plans to elevate CELA’s national and global reputation and enhance service to its affiliated institutions.
HRRC researchers focus on resilience, smart planning

HRRC marks 25th year championing resilience, planning

posted February 17, 2014
To mark 25 years of disaster-related research at Texas A&M University, many of the nation’s top hazard researchers are gathering on campus April 4-5 to present their latest work as part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center’s “Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium.”
Nigerians receive plan created by LAND students for medical city

Nigerians receive LAND students’ plan for medical city

posted January 29, 2014
In an effort to raise Nigeria's health care standards, a Nigerian company is preparing to build a world-class medical service and research city based on a master plan created by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M.
Nominations for outstanding  college alumni due Feb. 22

Nominations for 2014 outstanding alumni due Feb. 24

posted January 29, 2014
Nominations for the 2014 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards, which annually recognize former students of exceptional accomplishment, are being accepted through Feb. 24, 2014.
Former student’s plans helped transform downtown Fort Worth

Former student’s plans transformed Fort Worth cityscape

posted January 21, 2014
James Toal ’69, a planning and economic development expert whose distinguished career included a leading role in what WFAA-TV called the biggest urban makeover in Fort Worth’s history, died at his home Dec. 22, 2013.
Aggie Workshop presented speakers, charettes Feb. 7

Aggie Workshop featured speakers, charettes Feb. 7

posted January 17, 2014
A keynote address by Hitesh Mehta, a leading designer of lodges and landscapes at ecotourism sites throughout the world, highlighted lectures, charrettes and social events Feb. 7, 2014 at the 39th annual Aggie Workshop.
Professor earns Regan Prize for interdisciplinary initiatives

Interdisciplinary emphasis earns honor for Clayton

posted January 17, 2014
Leadership in numerous interdisciplinary initiatives at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture has netted Mark Clayton, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
MLPD student is first to receive Real Estate Center scholarship

Land development student receives new scholarship

posted December 6, 2013
Niles Hogan, a Master of Land and Property Development student at Texas A&M, is the inaugural recipient of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center scholarship.