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Nine companies on Aggie 100 list led by architecture college grads

Nine companies on Aggie 100 list led by arch. college grads

posted November 4, 2014
Texas A&M College of Architecture graduates head nine of the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or led by former students according to the 2014 Aggie 100 list compiled by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
GIS Day 2014 to  celebrate utility of ubiquitous geospatial tool

GIS Day celebrates utility of ubiquitous geospatial tool

posted October 28, 2014
GIS Day, the worldwide salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and enhance lives, is going to be extra “spatial” this year in Aggieland, where the Texas A&M celebration is expanding to encompass three event-packed days, Nov. 17–19.
Profs publish book of steps to increase community resilience

Profs publish book with steps to raise community resilience

posted October 21, 2014
Procedures to create resilient communities — places that avoid, absorb and recover quickly from natural disasters — are detailed in a new book co-authored by four urban planning educators at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Ndubisi book compiles classic, contemporary planning essays

Ndubisi’s new book compiles 150 years of planning essays

posted October 21, 2014
A new book of classic and contemporary writings illustrating key themes shaping the theory and practice of ecological design and planning, compiled by Texas A&M urban planning professor Forster Ndubisi, will be available this December.
Renowned alum sharing expertise with college as new TIAS Fellow

Noted alum sharing expertise as TIAS Faculty Fellow

posted October 21, 2014
Harold Adams ‘61, chairman emeritus of RTKL, one of the world’s largest design firms, and an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Architecture, was among the elite group selected as Faculty Fellows for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study.
‘Battle for Turkey Creek’ film highlights Sustainability Day

‘Turkey Creek’ film to highlight Campus Sustainability Day

posted October 20, 2014
“Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek,” a documentary chronicling a decade-long struggle of Gulfport, Miss. residents to stop a land development project threatening their neighborhood, will be screened at 5 p.m., Oct. 22, in Evans Library Annex.
Annual college symposium showcases faculty research

College spotlights faculty research at annual symposium

posted October 14, 2014
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 16th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” took place Oct. 27, 2014 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.
Weekday shuttle ferrying riders between Langford and Riverside

New shuttle route established between Langford, Riverside

posted September 20, 2014
A weekday shuttle now carries students to and from the Langford Architecture Center and the College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Laboratory at Texas A&M's Riverside Campus.
Former LAUP prof, preservation advocate Echols dies in Virginia

LAUP prof emeritus Echols dies at 84

posted August 5, 2014
Ralph Gordon Echols, Texas A&M professor emeritus of landscape architecture and urban planning and a former College of Architecture associate dean, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia.
Planning prof helps write report urging change in coastal policy

Planning prof helps write paper urging coastal policy change

posted August 4, 2014
To contend with the rapidly escalating threat of coastal flooding, government agencies need to adopt a new, fundamentally different strategy focused on flood prevention rather than recovery, according to a recent National Research Council report.
Researchers find natural disasters affect coastal residents unevenly

HRRC researchers find uneven effects of natural disasters

posted August 4, 2014
Age, income and race are primary factors effecting the vulnerability of populations in coastal regions to climate-related natural disasters, according to a recent study by researchers at Texas A&M’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.
Undergraduate planning student excels at Mexican at swim meet

Undergrad planning student excels at Mexican swim meet

posted July 29, 2014
Stellar performances at the recent Mexican national swimming championships by Liliana Ibañez, a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning student at Texas A&M, led to a haul of four gold medals and a new national record in the 50-meter butterfly event.
Planning prof calls Harris County toxic waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

Planning prof calls Harris County waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

posted July 25, 2014
Toxic waste pits along the San Jacinto River in far east Harris County containing dioxin and other hazardous substances are a “loaded gun” threatening human health and the environment, said Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M University.
Planning prof begins two-year term on national design academy

Planning prof begins two-year term on design academy

posted July 10, 2014
The National Academy of Environmental Design is getting a boost in its efforts to advocate sustainable design and environmental stewardship from Phil Berke, one of the nation’s foremost land use planning experts and professor of urban planning.
Design Process students nab top spots in annual idea competition

Design Process students excel in Ideas Challenge

posted June 6, 2014
An idea incentivizing physical fitness, recycling and public transit use and another enhancing fireplace heat distribution, both hatched in a class taught at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, were among the winning entries in a campus idea competition.