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Merits of repurposing forsaken industrial sites extolled in essay

Prof’s essay lauds reuse of extant industrial sites

posted April 21, 2014
Creating dynamic architectural spaces from hulking, abandoned industrial buildings helps preserve a city’s industrial heritage said Gabriela Campagnol, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M, in an essay published in the January issue of ja+u.
Viz student developing app to assist emergency responders

Viz student creating app for responders at emergency scenes

posted April 16, 2014
An application for mobile devices to help emergency responders identify key structures in a video feed from a remote-controlled drone is being developed by Danielle Crowley, an undergraduate visualization student at Texas A&M.
HRRC researchers focus on resilience, smart planning

HRRC marks 25th year championing resilience, planning

posted February 17, 2014
To mark 25 years of disaster-related research at Texas A&M University, many of the nation’s top hazard researchers are gathering on campus April 4-5 to present their latest work as part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center’s “Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium.”
Viz professor's groundbreaking 70’s facial expression animation shows up in Miley Cyrus video

Viz prof’s pioneering 70s work lands in Miley Cyrus video

posted February 11, 2014
Amid the twerking and frolicking in “We Can’t Stop,” a 2013 Miley Cyrus music video, are brief scenes of pioneering experiments in computer-animated facial expression developed by Fred Parke, professor of visualization at Texas A&M, when he was a graduate student at the University of Utah in the early 1970s.
TAMU initiative draws renowned researcher to visualization faculty

Viz program hires renowned scholar

posted December 6, 2013
Francis Quek, who joined the Department of Visualization in the fall 2013 semester as part of an initiative by The Texas A&M System to attract top-notch faculty, will heighten the department’s involvement regarding the interaction between people and technology.
Italians embrace Rodiek’s survey for evaluating outdoor spaces

Italians using Rodiek’s 2007 outdoor survey

posted December 4, 2013
Graduate students in Italy, using a survey developed at Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design, found that many outdoor spaces in Milan nursing homes could benefit from improvements that increase residents' outdoor access.
Professor offers strategies for enhancing hurricane resilience

Prof suggests ways to enhance community hurricane resilience

posted December 4, 2013
Communities can improve their hurricane resilience by better protecting wetlands, diversifying their respective economies and building communication networks for socially vulnerable groups, said Sam Brody, Texas A&M professor of urban planning.
Researchers evaluating light pipe potential in new Daylighting Lab

Light pipe tests under way at daylighting lab

posted November 26, 2013
An innovative, energy saving lighting system that can pipe healthy, full-spectrum daylight more than 40 feet into a building and potentially raise worker productivity is being tested at the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Daylighting Laboratory.
Former student Upali Nanda directs research at HKS Inc.

Alumna directing research at HKS Inc.

posted October 22, 2013
Research findings create the ingredients for design, allowing architects to create amazing environments based on the best possible information and insight, said Upali Nanda, HKS Inc.’s new director for research, who earned a Ph.D. in architecture at Texas A&M in 2005.
TAMU hazard scientists team with Dutch to seek flooding solutions

Dutch, U.S. scientists partner on flood mitigation research

posted October 9, 2013
Last summer, Texas A&M hazard mitigation researchers partnered with their Dutch counterparts at Delft University in The Netherlands to developed a joint research agenda to combat a common enemy — flooding.
Design psychology pioneer keynotes research symposium

Design psychology pioneer keynotes research symposium

posted October 9, 2013
Toby Israel, a pioneer in the emerging field of design psychology, discussed how a client’s personal history can be used to inform the design process in her keynote address at the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 15th annual faculty research symposium.
College spotlights faculty research at fifteenth annual symposium

College’s 15th annual research symposium held October 21

posted September 23, 2013
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 15th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” took place Oct. 21 in the Langford Architecture Center.
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.
Community resilience is essence of Texas A&M hazard research

Nation's safety enhanced by resiliency studies

posted July 15, 2013
Though natural and man-made disasters are inevitable, scientists at the Texas A&M College of Architecture are working on ways to minimize their impact, hasten recovery and gain valuable insight from the process.