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Study finds that 'green' infrastructure yields benefits

Study finds that 'green' infrastructure yields benefits

posted May 2, 2019
A recent study by urban planning professor Galen Newman suggests that installing “green” infrastructure features can provide communities with ecological and economic benefits, particularly in communities with frequent flooding.
Newman develops model to predict locations of urban decline and development

Model to predict locations of urban decline, renewal

posted May 2, 2019
Urban planners in shrinking Rust Belt cities grappling with a growing number of vacant lots, abandoned buildings and declining neighborhoods could get help from a new planning tool developed by Galen Newman, Texas A&M associate professor of urban planning, and a team of university researchers.
Former first lady learns about Newman’s public health study

Former first lady learns about public health study

posted May 2, 2019
Former First Lady Laura Bush heard presentations by three Texas A&M professors who discussed their research on “green” infrastructure and public health at a Houston Methodist Hospital symposium in February 2019.
May 2019 architecture and film symposium explored design theory, teaching and practice

Film Symposium explored design theory, practice

posted April 30, 2019
A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers was featured in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium May 4-5. Participants promoted innovations in design theory, teaching and practice.
International experience inspires dual masters in architecture, land and property development

Student’s winding path leads to two graduate degrees

posted April 26, 2019
After eight years, three continents, and one accident that nearly took his life, Jace Bentle of Sweetwater, Texas walked the graduation stage twice this May, coming away with graduate degrees in both architecture and land and property development, earned in tandem from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Landscape architecture prof Highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

LAND prof highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

posted April 25, 2019
On this Arbor Day, April 26, 2019, William ‘Chip’ Winslow, a landscape architecture professor at Texas A&M University, highlights the vital role of trees in the Earth’s ecosystem.
Distinguished alum Adams ‘61 received honorary Texas A&M Ph.D. at spring commencement

Distinguished alum Adams ’61 earned honorary Ph.D.

posted April 23, 2019
Harold Adams ’61, who worked with President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy on federal building projects, then later led the transformation of a Baltimore design firm to a global practice, received an honorary Ph.D. from Texas A&M at spring 2019 commencement.
Summit to explore future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explores education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
Tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars in the design, engineering, teaching and planning disciplines will gather in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.
Why Notre Dame burning affected us all – five questions with an architecture expert

Notre Dame fire - five questions with an architecture expert

posted April 17, 2019
The April 15 fire at the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was met with disbelief and despair by people worldwide. Catholics mourned the damage to their sacred religious center during Holy Week, while others lamented the potential loss of a significant architectural landmark.
College research center honors scholar with inaugural award

College research center honors scholar with inaugural award

posted April 2, 2019
A career marked by groundbreaking urban development research findings netted Ann O’M. Bowman, professor of government and public service, the inaugural Transformative Research Award from the university’s Center for Housing and Urban Development.
Visualization expert to speak on perception in Giesecke Lecture

Viz expert to speak on human perception in Giesecke Lecture

posted March 22, 2019
Data visualization and human perception are the subject matter of an expert talk by Colin Ware, professor and director of the Data Visualization Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire, 4-5:30 p.m. Friday March 29 in Geren Auditorium, Langford Architecture Center Building B on the Texas A&M campus.
Healthcare design excellence elevates alumnus to AIA fellow

Design excellence elevates alumnus to AIA fellow

posted March 18, 2019
The American Institute of Architects has elevated former Texas A&M student Tushar Gupta ’00 to its prestigious College of Fellows for achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession and for his significant contributions to the profession and society.
Speakers to discuss preserving Texas’ historic places at annual CHC symposium

Speakers to discuss preserving Texas sites at CHC confab

posted February 6, 2019
Leading historians and preservationists speaking at the Feb. 15-16, 2019 Center for Heritage Conservation Symposium will discuss the challenges of preserving historic sites across Texas — including a recently discovered, unmarked Sugar Land cemetery.
College hosts international planning conference Feb. 18-23

College hosts international LAUP conference

posted February 5, 2019
More than 75 leading land-use scholars will explore the growing, worldwide impact of natural hazards and global warming in the 13th annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights Feb. 18-23 at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center.
Viz ranked No. 1 animation program by College Magazine

Viz ranked as top public program by College Magazine

posted January 24, 2019
In new rankings released by College Magazine, an online career resource for students, Texas A&M was recognized as the nation’s best public animation school, funneling top-notch graduates into the highly competitive film and television industry, and other professions.