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Bonfire Memorial honors Aggies lost, injured 20 years ago

Bonfire Memorial honors Aggies lost, injured 20 years ago

posted November 18, 2019
It’s been 20 years since the collapse of Bonfire, the Nov. 18, 1999 tragedy that took the lives of 12 Aggies and injured 27 others. Five years later, the Bonfire Memorial, which celebrates the tradition, history, spirit and dedication of those involved in Bonfire’s tragic collapse, was dedicated.
Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights in national rankings

Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights

posted November 14, 2019
The Master of Urban Planning program at Texas A&M has vaulted into the upper echelon of programs of its kind in new rankings published by Planetizen, an independent, online platform that reports urban planning news and resources.
Aggie landscape architecture program, educator earn top  DesignIntelligence rankings

LAND program, educator earn top national rankings

posted October 18, 2019
The Texas A&M landscape architecture program’s longstanding status as one of the nation’s best was reaffirmed in new rankings that also include an acknowledgement of Galen Newman, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, as an exemplary educator.
Wright Gallery exhibit to showcase work by eclectic architect Bruce Goff

Extravagant designer Bruce Goff’s work showcased in exhibit

posted October 14, 2019
The daring, unconventional residential designs by Bruce Goff, one of the most provocative yet unheralded architects of the twentieth century, will be featured in a new exhibit Oct. 21 – Dec. 12, 2019 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
College tops list of “most hired from” architecture schools

College tops list of “most hired from” architecture schools

posted October 10, 2019
Texas A&M produces some of the nation’s most highly sought architecture graduates and is home to Rodney Hill, one of the most admired design educators, according to new lists released by DesignIntelligence, a company dedicated to the business success of built environment-related firms.
Distinguished alum Cisneros ’68, to help college celebrate 50th anniversary Nov. 15

Cisneros ’68 to help college celebrate 50th anniversary

posted October 9, 2019
The College of Architecture’s lineup of 50th anniversary festivities includes “Celebration of Learning: Reimagining the Future,” a daylong event Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 featuring a keynote address by university distinguished alumnus Henry Cisneros '68 and additional faculty presentations.
Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environments

Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environs

posted October 1, 2019
In the future, as the projected limits of human exploration extend beyond the moon to Mars and even further destinations, some workplaces will be in deep space with low- and no-gravity environments. How can workers be trained for extreme environments in a safe, cost-effective manner?
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2019

Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium

posted September 25, 2019
A giant ballroom at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center was packed Oct. 4-6, 2019 with college-age students developing video games at Chillennium, the world’s largest student-run game jam.
Scholars find that elderly fitness is hindered by poorly maintained walking surfaces

Poorly maintained walking surfaces hinder elderly fitness

posted September 19, 2019
Uneven walking surfaces, incomplete sidewalks, and broken steps are small matters to most pedestrians — but to the elderly, they can be major barriers that have a significant, negative impact on their overall health, said Chanam Lee, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Dean announces professorship and fellowship appointments

Dean announces new professorships and fellowships

posted September 12, 2019
New appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed professorships, which support their holders’ teaching, research and service initiatives, have been announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
Faculty, Ph.D. students present research findings, creative work

Research, creative work presented at annual symposium

posted September 2, 2019
The great variety of research and creative work by Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty and Ph.D. students was on full display at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s annual research symposium, Sept 16, 2019 at the university’s Langford Architecture Center.
Improving maternal and child  health care facilities discussed in fall 2019 lectures

Mother and child healthcare covered in fall 2019 lectures

posted August 20, 2019
Leading public health professionals, healthcare system administrators, designers, builders and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative maternal and child health facilities in the fall 2019 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Disney pro teaches viz students in summer workshop

Disney pro teaches viz students in summer workshop

posted August 9, 2019
During a summer-long workshop, Texas A&M visualization students were mentored by visiting artists from Disney, including Texas A&M graduate and character look development artist Michelle Robinson, who spent a week hands-on with Vizzers as they crafted short animated films.
Teens test out field of architecture in CampARCH summer program

Texas teens test out careers at CampARCH

posted July 29, 2019
Scores of bulky, white 3-D geometric blocks in odd configurations and formations sat scattered around a spacious architecture studio, intermingled among two dozen teenagers sketching frantically on oversized drafting clipboards, designing against a ticking clock.
Landscape architects can help cities recover from disasters, says LAND prof in paper

Park design could help cities’ disaster resilience

posted July 22, 2019
In a paper published March 2019, a group of scholars including Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture, said that open spaces such as parks, plazas and even street design could strengthen a community's recovery after an earthquake.