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Computers to provide colonias residents with Internet access

Computers to help Colonias residents access the Internet

posted January 27, 2014
Colonias residents, many of whom lack internet access, will soon be able to get online on computer stations in 42 community resource centers all along the border operated by the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Colonias Program.
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.
Black high schools resurrected from former students' memories

Alums help students design lost school models from memory

posted December 4, 2013
Tasked with creating museum-quality models of two Brazos Valley African-American high schools that burned down in the 1960s, a group of Texas A&M graduate architecture students quickly discovered they'd have to resurrect the schools from former student's memories.
Planning students raise profile of Navasota community center

Planning students' event highlights community center

posted December 4, 2013
The Carver Community Center in Navasota, Texas, once the site of the town’s African-American high school, was the scene of “Navasota Neighborhood Day,” organized Nov. 23, 2013 by Master of Urban Planning students at Texas A&M University.
Top planning scholar, author returns to Texas A&M faculty

Land use planning expert returns to Texas A&M faculty

posted November 26, 2013
Philip Berke ‘81, widely regarded as one of the nation’s top land use planning scholars, is returning to Texas A&M in 2014 to rejoin the urban planning faculty and help lead the university’s Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities.
Students unveil plans for New Jersey children’s health facility

Students unveil designs for kid’s healthcare facility

posted November 12, 2013
Graduate design students from Texas A&M unveiled design concepts for a 75,000-square-foot ambulatory health care facility for children to be constructed in New Jersey as part of a interstate pediatric health system.
Landscape architecture students create plan for campus greenway

Grad LAND students design green West Campus master plan

posted November 8, 2013
Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students developed a master plan for a major addition to the university’s College Station campus — the Texas A&M Gardens and Greenway project — a planned transformation of a 46-acre area of West Campus.
Colonias program promotoras help Socorro flooding victims

Colonias Program provides help to West Texas flood victims

posted October 29, 2013
The Texas A&M Colonias Program came to the aid of flood-stricken West Texans last September when heavy rain and rising water drove many colonia residents in Socorro, a suburb of El Paso, from their homes.
Grad students' plan for Gonzales earns kudos from Texas APA at conference

Texas APA honors grad students' plan for Gonzales, Texas

posted October 22, 2013
A comprehensive plan to guide municipal policymakers in Gonzales, Texas, prepared by graduate urban planning students at Texas A&M, was recognized with the Student Project Award by the Texas Chapter of the Texas American Planning Association.
Park designed by LAND students opens in north Houston suburb

Student-designed park opens in north Houston suburb

posted October 22, 2013
Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane, the third in an award-winning series of parks designed by professor Jon Rodiek's landscape architecture students for a suburban North Houston neighborhood, was dedicated Oct. 4, 2012.
Planning, scheduling experts led construction science seminar

Planning, scheduling experts led Nov. 10 construction seminar

posted October 9, 2013
Construction management experts provided advanced training in project planning and scheduling at a Nov. 10, 2013 seminar sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Construction Science.
The Association taps Tarlton for Excellence in Teaching Award

Doctoral student earns acclaim as teacher, mentor

posted October 8, 2013
A panel of Texas A&M faculty selected Edward Tarlton, an urban and regional science doctoral student who teaches landscape architecture and urban planning, as recipient of the The Association of Former Students’ Excellence in Teaching award.
Movement to integrate science, art education gathering STEAM

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.
Healthier, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods are goal of TAMU professors' walkability research

Research eyes neighborhood walkability

posted August 16, 2013
Two Texas A&M College of Architecture professors who are researching how urban design can encourage, rather than impede, physical activity and help combat sedentary lifestyles.
Texas Target Cities helping communities plan for future

TTC helping small towns make plans

posted July 29, 2013
In partnership with Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas A&M College of Architecture is expanding its 25-year-old Texas Target Cities program that helps communities lacking resources and expertise resolve issues critical to their future.