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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 dept. celebrates excellence at May 14 event

Dept. of Architecture to honor students, faculty on May 14

posted May 6, 2015
Outstanding student and faculty achievements in the Texas A&M Department of Architecture will be showcased at “The Celebration of Excellence,” the department’s year-culminating awards presentation and juried competition, to be held 2-7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center.
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.
College faculty, staffers reveal creative pursuits at IAC event

Creative pursuits are revealed at IAC event in Stafford Theater

posted March 27, 2015
Faculty and staff from the Texas A&M College of Architecture discussed their creative pursuits March 10, 2015 in a unique presentation format at a downtown Bryan event co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity.
CoSci occupies historic Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

CoSci moves into Francis Hall after $10 million renovation

posted March 26, 2015
The $10 million transformation of historic Francis Hall, the new headquarters for the Department of Construction Science, will be celebrated with a dedication at 12:30 p.m. April 9 in the College Station Hilton followed by an open house at Francis Hall.
Texas A&M gains stature among top video game design schools

Viz program gaining rep for video game design education

posted March 24, 2015
Widely known as a fertile training ground for Hollywood special effects professionals, the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University is rapidly gaining stature among the nation’s leading programs in video game design.
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.
More than 1,000 students vie for jobs at department career fairs

Career fairs draw 1300 job seekers

posted March 13, 2015
Approximately 1,300 Texas A&M’s College of Architecture students sought jobs, internships, or a chance to sharpen their interview skills from the 237 companies manning booths at the four spring 2015 career fairs held by the college’s four departments.
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.
Study finds construction industry slow to adopt, utilize technology

CoSci study finds builders slow to adopt technology

posted March 5, 2015
The construction industry’s tentative embrace of technology is detailed in a survey developed in part by Texas A&M construction science faculty. The "mixed bag" of results results, researchers say, provide insights, surprises and concerns.
Hazard researchers to participate in vulnerability, resilience center

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

posted March 3, 2015
An elite group of urban planning researchers from Texas A&M University have been selected to play an integral role with scientists from 11 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.