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Hazard researchers to participate in vulnerability, resilience center

A&M researchers collaborate in U.S. resilience center

posted February 25, 2015
A select group of urban planning researchers from Texas A&M University have been invited to play an integral role with 12 universities in a nationwide initiative aimed at helping communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
Former student’s startup creating mobile virtual reality application

Former student’s startup creating virtual reality app

posted February 16, 2015
Virtual reality will transform every industry over the next decade or two, according to the CEO of a group investing in a VR startup co-founded by former student Chris Wheeler, who earned a Master of Science in Visualization degree at Texas A&M in 2009.
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.
CHSD participates in AIA Design & Health Research Consortium

CHSD selected for prestigious AIA research consortium

posted January 29, 2015
Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design has been selected as a charter member of the American Institute of Architects’ Design & Health Research Consortium, a group formed to spur university-led research investigating how design affects public health.
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.
40th Aggie Workshop explored urban parks, green space Feb. 6

40th ASLA Aggie Workshop featured lectures, charrettes

posted January 22, 2015
Landscape architecture students teamed with practitioners from across Texas for the 40th annual Aggie Workshop, a daylong series of design charrettes and lectures hosted Feb. 6, 2015 by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
CHC symposium to showcase Alamo conservation initiatives

Heritage symposium to focus on Alamo conservation efforts

posted January 15, 2015
Efforts to conserve the Alamo, Texas’ historic shrine to liberty, will be presented by speakers from a wide variety of disciplines at the CHC's 16th annual Historic Preservation Symposium, scheduled Feb. 20 – 21, 2015 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M campus.
Belgian war museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggies

Belgian museum exhibit honors Peña, fellow Aggie soldiers

posted January 12, 2015
The heroism and bravery of five Texas A&M former students who helped repel Germany’s final major World War II offensive is honored in a new multimedia exhibit in Bastogne, Belgium. The honorees include William Peña, who earned an architecture degree in 1942.
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.
CoSci students’ presentations impress industry professionals

Presentations from CoSci students impress builders

posted December 15, 2014
Three groups of 14 fourth-year construction science students from Texas A&M University made a “positive and powerful” impression on construction industry executives with Dec. 2 presentations detailing schedules and safety protocols for the construction of a natural gas refinery on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Design, LAND students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

Students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

posted December 3, 2014
Design concepts created by Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students for a new outpatient and sports medicine facility in the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will be unveiled Dec. 3 and 5 in College Station and Dec. 8 in Dallas.
Students sketch portrayals of 19th century Native American history

Students sketch portrayals of Native American history

posted November 11, 2014
Students in a fall 2014 figure drawing class led by Robert Schiffhauer, associate professor of architecture, created sketches from reenactments in a dark period of 19th century Native American life.
Students explore moviemaking animation software in workshop

LIVE Lab workshop explores high-end animation software

posted November 11, 2014
Visualization students created computer-animated objects with Houdini, the same software used to make blockbuster movies such as “Frozen,” at an Oct. 17-19, 2014 workshop hosted by Texas A&M’s Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab.
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.