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Outstanding Alums' gifts push college toward $30 million target in Lead by Example campaign

Planned gifts move college toward LBE campaign target

posted March 20, 2018
With two gifts from College of Architecture Development Advisory Council members this month, the college passed the two-thirds mark toward its $30 million goal in Texas A&M University’s “Lead by Example” campaign.
CoSci study abroad students build replicas of iconic buildings in UK

CoSci study abroad students construct building replicas

posted March 19, 2018
Texas A&M construction science students studying abroad in the UK battled chilly, windy, rainy weather as they built scaled-down replicas of two iconic European buildings at Constructionarium, which provides students with a “hands on” building experience.
Students design, fabricate modern urbanscape atop old Italian town

Students fabricate modern urbanscape atop old Italian town

posted March 19, 2018
First-year environmental design students drew inspiration from “The Jetsons,” Batman, and other sources to create an ultramodern, elevated urban environment atop historic Siena, Italy, showing how the centuries-old city could be rejuvenated for future needs.
TTC, Texas Sea Grant team up to build storm resilient communities

TAMU agencies unite to help build resilient coastal communities

posted March 19, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two Texas A&M groups have teamed up to launch the Community Resilience Collaborative, a program aimed at bolstering the resilience of the state’s coastal communities to natural hazards and at restoring their habitats and ecosystems.
Study eyes benefits of ‘green’ stormwater management

‘Green’ stormwater management eyed in Sea Grant study

posted March 19, 2018
A Texas A&M research team is investigating how coastal municipal planners can respond to increasing flood threats in rapidly growing coastal communities and build sustainable and healthy ecosystems using “green” stormwater management methods.
Project to yield cost estimating tools for highway construction

Professor developing new estimating tools for rebuilding roads

posted March 19, 2018
A construction science professor is working to lower the cost of highway construction bids by optimizing data-driven construction scheduling methods in advance of a $1.5 trillion federal highway infrastructure rebuilding proposal.
Students design portable bridges to assist military foot soldiers

Design students create expandable military foot bridges

posted March 19, 2018
In a studio project with real-world military applications, senior Texas A&M environmental design students recently designed and fabricated working prototypes for lightweight, collapsible bridges that can be easily deployed to help soldiers traverse tough terrains.
LAND prof named professor emeritus at Guelph University

Brown earns prof emeritus honor at Guelph University

posted March 19, 2018
For significant scholarly contributions in landscape architecture and urban planning, Robert Brown, a professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, was awarded the title of university professor emeritus by his former employer, The University of Guelph.
Former planning students elevated to AICP fellows

Former urban planning students elevated to AICP fellows

posted March 19, 2018
The myriad achievements of two former Texas A&M urban planning students have elevated them to the American Institute of Certified Planners’ College of Fellows, one of the profession’s highest honors.
AIA Gold Medalist Predock to lecture at Texas A&M April 16

AIA Gold Medalist Predock to lecture on campus April 16

posted March 19, 2018
AIA Gold Medalist Antoine Predock, one of the world’s premier architects, will discuss his work Monday, April 16, 2018 in Preston Geren Auditorium in Langford B on the Texas A&M Campus.
Study abroad alum launches scholarship honoring Abbott

Former student creates new study abroad scholarship

posted March 19, 2018
A former Texas A&M environmental design student who was transformed by a single 1982 semester spent studying abroad in Italy is creating a scholarship to help fund similar transcendent educational experiences for today’s Texas A&M students.
CoSci students earn top honors for contest plans, presentations

Students earn top honors for standout construction plans

posted March 19, 2018
Construction science students netted two first place honors at a February 19 undergraduate construction management competition in Dallas hosted by the Associated Schools of Construction and TEXO, a group of North and East Texas general contractors.
Interdisciplinary design charrette brings undergraduates together

Space design contest unites students from multiple disciplines

posted March 9, 2018
Multidisciplinary student teams vied to reimagine a space adjacent to the Langford Architecture Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads, a Texas A&M College of Architecture design competition.
Rowlett Lecture spotlights Hines, Houston-based land developer

Rowlett lecture to showcase Hines, a leading developer

posted March 8, 2018
The 2018 Rowlett Lecture, an annual showcase of prestigious firms that shape and advance the built environment, will spotlight Houston-based Hines, one of the world’s leading real estate investment, development and management companies.
Survey of construction pros reveals industry tech trends

Construction tech trends revealed in builder survey

posted March 5, 2018
Data security, automation, and a rising demand for digital modeling are three technology trends impacting the building industry in 2018, said James Benham, guest lecturer of construction science and CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc.