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Students design, build ‘tiny’ homes for Austin homeless

Students to display tiny homes May 14-15 on Rudder Plaza

posted May 6, 2015
Miniature residences destined to house the chronically homeless designed and built by Texas A&M environmental design and undergraduate construction science students will be publicly displayed from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 14 and 15 at Rudder Plaza.
Architecture students design hospital for Honduran island

Students to unveil designs of hospital for Honduran island

posted April 20, 2015
Texas A&M architecture students will show design concepts for a new Honduran public hospital to Honduran government representatives and potential donors at a public design review 1–3:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the George Bush Presidential Library.
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.
Colonias residents learn how to purify water at two new facilities

Colonias residents learn to purify water at two new facilities

posted March 24, 2015
Residents of Texas colonias, border communities often lacking basic infrastructure and amenities such as running water, are learning how to purify water using clay pot filters manufactured at two facilities operated by the Texas A&M Colonias Program.
Conference sponsored by college diversity council wins APA award

Dialogo conference earns APA award

posted March 13, 2015
Dialogo on the Border, a 2013 conference about urban Texas-Mexico border issues sponsored in part by the diversity council at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, has been recognized with an achievement award from the American Planning Association.
HRRC identifying best practices in long-term disaster recoveries

HRRC identifying best practices in disaster recoveries

posted March 10, 2015
A research team from Texas A&M’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center is working to identify best practices in pre- and post-disaster planning in communities recovering from a variety of natural and man-made disasters.
Former dean remembered as visionary leader, educator

Regan remembered as visionary leader

posted March 6, 2015
J. Thomas Regan, who as dean shepherded the Texas A&M College of Architecture through a formative decade, passed away peacefully March 5, 2015 in his Cape Cod, Mass. home. He was 74 years old. A memorial service for the professor emeritus of architecture will be held this spring in Osterville, Mass. on a date to be announced.
CHC study reveals decay on Alamo’s iconic west facade

CHC study reveals decay on Alamo’s iconic west facade

posted February 6, 2015
The iconic west facade of the Alamo is slowly wearing down. Researchers from the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M have found that the base of a decorative column flanking the Alamo’s main entrance has lost from 5 to 7 centimeters of its limestone surface since 1960.
Student-built tiny homes destined to house Austin area homeless

Student-built tiny homes destined to house homeless

posted January 29, 2015
Texas A&M students are building build two “tiny houses” — a broad term generally referring to residences 300 square feet or less — that will be donated to a group providing affordable, sustainable housing for disabled, chronically homeless people in Central Texas.
LAND students design hike, bike trail for North Houston suburbs

LAND students design trail for Houston suburb

posted January 29, 2015
A 6.5-mile hike-and-bike trail designed last fall by Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students is poised to be the latest addition to a series of award-winning, Texas A&M student-designed parks and recreation spaces serving the suburban north Houston area.
Interdisciplinary initiatives earn Regan Prize for Warden, Vanegas

Vanegas, Warden earn Regan Prize

posted December 22, 2014
For championing interdisciplinary education two Texas A&M College of Architecture professors, Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college, and Robert Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation, were selected as recipients of the 2014 J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Faculty Prize.
Doctoral student earns awards for organizing 'Dialogo on the Border'

Doctoral student honored for 'Dialogo on Border' planning

posted November 10, 2014
Edna Ledesma, a doctoral student in the Urban and Regional Sciences program at Texas A&M, earned two awards at a state planning conference for her role organizing Dialogo on the Border, an April 2013 conference in Brownsville, Texas.
Agencies partner on project to visualize Texas climate issues

Agencies work to illuminate climate change in Texas

posted October 30, 2014
The Sea Grant Program at Texas A&M have teamed up with the university's Institute for Applied Creativity to produce videos that illuminate important issues related to weather, water and climate change in Texas.
Professor Hill earns President's Award for volunteer service

Professor Hill earns President's Volunteer Service Award

posted October 27, 2014
For decades of campus and community volunteer service, Rodney Hill, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was recognized last spring with the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National & Community Service.
Trailer built at design lab to aid software tests in drone-assisted roof damage assessments

Lab-built trailer to aid drone-assisted roof damage check

posted October 14, 2014
A trailer, custom-built at Texas A&M’s Automated Fabrication & Design Lab, is helping an insurance company test software used to evaluate storm-damaged roofs from a drone-mounted camera.