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Fall lecture series to feature leading designers, educators

Fall lecture series to feature leading designers, educators

posted September 20, 2018
Renowned designers and educators will present a variety of past and present projects during the fall 2018 Department of Architecture Lecture Series in Texas A&M. The public lectures are scheduled in Preston Geren Auditorium.
Steel housing tower design earns honor for graduate arch student

Grad arch student’s steel housing tower design earns honor

posted September 20, 2018
A concept for an affordable housing tower structured with steel and flexible enough to adapt to residents’ changing needs earned its designer, Kengo Kawagahira, a graduate architecture student, an award in a nationwide steel design competition.
Students to create video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

Students to create games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

posted September 14, 2018
Student video game designers will create electronic games from scratch in Chillennium 2018, a giant, Texas A&M student-run game jam competition Oct. 12-14, 2018 in the university’s Memorial Student Center.
CoSci prof studies VR method to improve students’ public speaking

CoSci prof studies method to reduce presenter anxiety

posted September 12, 2018
Virtual reality devices could become a new tool to help students who struggle with public speaking anxiety, said Amir Behzadan, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science.
20th annual college research symposium set for Oct. 29

Oct. 29 symposium spotlights college, faculty research

posted September 5, 2018
The wide variety of research and creative work by faculty and doctoral students will be showcased at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s 20th annual research symposium, October 29, 2018, at Preston Geren Auditorium.
Premier urban planners, experts highlight fall LAUP lecture series

Premier urban planners highlight fall lecture series

posted August 31, 2018
Leading designers, authors and educators will discuss a wide variety of completed and ongoing projects in the 2018 LAUP Fall Lecture Series. The public lectures are scheduled at 6 p.m. in Scoates Lecture Hall room 208 on Mondays throughout the upcoming months.
Experts to discuss collaboratively built, resilient healthcare facilities

Experts to discuss creation of resilient healthcare facilities

posted August 30, 2018
Leading architects and builders will reveal collaborative strategies to create healthcare facilities where caregivers provide top-flight medical care during and after natural disasters in the Texas A&M fall 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Metal fabrication firm’s visionary CEO to present Sept. 10 lecture

Metal fabrication firm’s visionary CEO to present lecture

posted August 30, 2018
William Zahner III, whose revolutionary, patented techniques for erecting avant-garde metal structures have influenced design thinking and metal fabrication procedures worldwide, will present a public lecture about his work 5:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.
Ph.D. grad earns magazine’s Women in Architecture Award

Ph.D. grad honored for her leadership in arch research

posted August 30, 2018
For leading studies at HKS Inc. on design’s impact on human health, former student Upali Nanda ’05 earned the Architectural Record’s 2018 Women in Architecture Award, an elite honor bestowed by the magazine on Nanda and four additional architects.
Prof eyes impact of community flood resilience planning

Professor studying effectiveness of flood resilience planning

posted August 30, 2018
As flooding costs worldwide threaten to top $60 billion annually, Sierra Woodruff, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, is studying whether natural hazard plans created by municipalities actually improve flood resilience.
Distinguished Alum, renowned architect Adams joins faculty

Renowned architect joins College of Architecture faculty

posted August 30, 2018
World-renowned architect and Texas A&M Distinguished Alumnus Harold L. Adams ’61, who has worked with a United States president, holds elite international licenses and earned innumerable accolades for his work, will join the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty.
Students envision infrastructure for 'smart' cities of the future

Students to envision infrastructure for future 'smart' cities

posted August 22, 2018
This fall, Texas A&M students are developing concepts for the cities of the future, “smart cities” optimized for efficiency with a digitally networked infrastructure that aids management of resources, utilities, transportation and more.
Alumna earns nine medals in elite international competition

Alumna earns nine medals in elite swim competition

posted August 14, 2018
Former Texas A&M College of Architecture student Liliana Ibáñez ’14 is being hailed as the next Michael Phelps by Mexican news outlets after earning five gold, one silver and three bronze medals swimming in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.
Efforts to preserve Harris county natural habitats boosted by LAND grad students’ proposals

LAND students help boost efforts to preserve habitats

posted August 14, 2018
Future initiatives to ensure the preservation of plant and animal habitats in a suburban Houston public recreation area will be aided by land use maps and master plans created last spring by Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students.
Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

posted August 14, 2018
In the future, structures will be created onsite by 3-D printers, and the construction and manufacturing industries will have much more in common, according to a multidisciplinary Texas A&M faculty team envisioning how technology will change building.