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Prof lauded for waste-based industrial design solutions

Prof earns accolades for designs reusing manufacturing waste

posted February 20, 2018
Ahmed K. Ali, an assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, earned the Architectural Research Centers Consortium’s 2018 New Researcher Award, a prestigious accolade bestowed annually to an emerging scholar.
Planning prof’s research reveals flaws in municipal hazard plans

Five-year study finds coastal communities' hazard plans lacking

posted February 16, 2018
The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.
Vizzer's color harmonizing app featured in research journal

Vizzer's 3-D color harmonizing app featured in journal

posted December 11, 2017
Inspired by her passions for art theory and computer science, Sarah Brown, a senior Texas A&M visualization student from Ft. Worth, created a computer program for building new, exciting color palettes with harmonious hues.
Oscar-winning CG wizard to teach visualization as Hagler Fellow

Oscar-winning CG artist joins viz dept. as Hagler Fellow

posted December 11, 2017
Jerry Tessendorf, an Academy Award-winning professor from Clemson University who revolutionized the use of fluid simulations in computer graphics, is joining the Department of Visualization faculty in 2018 as a Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellow.
Planning prof presents hazard mitigation strategies in D.C.

Planning prof presents hazard mitigation ideas

posted December 11, 2017
In the nation’s capital, congressional staff and professional meterologists heard Phil Berke, professor of urban planning, present research-based strategies aimed at heightening communities’ ability to withstand and recover from natural disasters.
Play-based learning earns  NSF grant for visualization prof

Viz prof uses motion tracking to enhance kids' writing skills

posted December 8, 2017
Using motion-tracking technology, Texas A&M visualization researchers are developing and testing an enhanced play system aimed at boosting children’s’ imaginations and enriching their story-telling and writing skills.
Senators hear of  post-Harvey housing problems from prof

Senators hear of post-Harvey housing problems from prof

posted December 7, 2017
Editor’s note: Texas lawmakers heard Shannon Van Zandt, professor of urban planning, describe the significant housing difficulties low-and moderate-income people face as they recover from devastation caused by August 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.
LAND prof’s call for green roof research standards commended

LAND prof’s call for green roof research standards lauded

posted December 5, 2017
To facilitate the proliferation of green roofs and walls throughout North America, Texas A&M researchers have called for the development of standards and guidelines to improve research, policy development and management within the industry.
Study: Focused disaster plans help cities better prepare for impact of human-caused climate change

Study: Focused plans help cities prepare for climate change

posted December 5, 2017
Municipalities are more responsive to natural disaster plans that focus on a single threat, such as flooding, than they are to comprehensive resiliency strategies, according to a study evaluating how U.S. cities are adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Planning prof eyes factors influencing senior walking

Prof learns factors influencing senior walking frequency

posted October 19, 2017
People older than 60 are more likely to meet federal walking recommendations if they have younger neighbors, or a human or animal companion to walk with, according to a study that included two College of Architecture researchers.
New book by professor emeritus, outstanding alum details creation of historic Texas A&M buildings

New book details creation of historic Texas A&M buildings

posted September 27, 2017
A new book by Nancy McCoy '81 and David Woodcock, professor emeritus of architecture, details the creation of 10 Texas A&M Depression-era buildings designed by Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper, a university architecture professor.
College of Architecture faculty, students respond to hurricanes

College community responds to Harvey

posted September 20, 2017
As tens of thousands of Texans undergo a long, difficult recovery from Hurricane Harvey, numerous faculty and students initiatives at Texas A&M University are helping individuals and communities learn how to emerge from the damage and mitigate the effects of future disasters.
College profs analyze Harvey flooding in print, on radio, TV

Faculty aid Harvey reportage, analysis

posted September 19, 2017
As Harvey’s record-setting rainfall inundated coastal Texas, expert researchers in natural disaster planning, recovery and sustainability at Texas A&M, through analysis and numerous media interviews, described how land development practices exacerbated the flooding and prescribed actions to mitigate future disasters.
Hazard Center director advising Congress on windstorm policy

Peacock advises Congress in wind storm impact group

posted September 19, 2017
Walter Gillis Peacock, director of the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, is one of 15 experts serving on a committee established by Congress to review efforts to reduce life and property loss from windstorms, the nation’s costliest natural hazard.
19th symposium showcased faculty, Ph.D. student projects

Oct. 23 symposium spotlighted college, faculty research

posted September 14, 2017
The 19th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” showcased research and creative work by college faculty and doctoral students in a daylong series of five minute sessions in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium.