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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.
Study eyes influence of STEM activities on children for underrepresented groups

Study eyes how STEM activities influence kids

posted September 30, 2014
Elementary school children are performing fun tasks designed to stoke their interest in science, technology, engineering and math and perhaps place them on a technology-oriented career path as part of a study led by Francis Quek, professor of visualization.
Architecture students travel to Bangladesh, win design charrette

Students help create winning master plan at Bangladesh event

posted September 16, 2014
A master plan for transforming a heavily polluted industrial area in Dhaka, Bangladesh into a vibrant community — designed in-part by two Texas A&M Master of Architecture students — earned first place honors at a four-day design charrette in Bangladesh.
Viz prof’s pointers help teens win national video game competition

Viz prof's pointers help teens ace game development contest

posted August 11, 2014
A student team from College Station High School captured first place in a national interactive application and video game development contest with the help of a little advice from pro game developer André Thomas, a visualization lecturer at Texas A&M.
Prof, students create guidelines for new veterinary building design

Prof, students create guidelines for new vet building design

posted July 1, 2014
Veterinary medicine education at Texas A&M will begin its second century in a new $120 million complex that was designed based on a programming effort by Valerian Miranda, head of the CRS Center, architecture and environmental design students.
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.
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.
Students create designs to rebuild town devastated by 2012 tornado

Students create designs to rebuild storm-ravaged town

posted April 29, 2014
Residents in West Liberty, a small Kentucky town ravaged by a deadly 2012 tornado, partnered with 20 Texas A&M environmental design students this spring to develop solutions for accelerating the town’s beleaguered recovery.