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Diversity-related solutions sought for Feb. 8-9 campus hackathon

Diversity-related solutions sought for hackathon

posted January 4, 2019
Teams of Texas A&M students vying for a total of $5,000 in prize money will develop solutions for diversity-related campus issues Feb. 8-9, 2019 at Bridging Differences, the College of Architecture Diversity Council’s annual hackathon.
Prof’s work named finalist in prestigious international architectural drawing competition

Prof’s drawing makes finals in architecture art competition

posted January 3, 2019
An image that investigates the symbiosis of art, drawn by Alejandro Borges, a member of the Texas A&M architecture faculty, was given finalist honors by leading art curators and critics for the prestigious 44th AIA Dallas Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition.
Viz scholarship donor named as exec at global consultancy

Viz donor named to executive post at global consultancy

posted December 13, 2018
Cedric Sims ‘94, a leading homeland security expert and Texas A&M Department of Visualization scholarship donor, is a new senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, a global consulting firm that specializes in defense, health, energy and international development.
Environmental design students create design concepts for Fort Worth surgical tower

ENDS students create designs for Fort Worth surgical tower

posted November 30, 2018
This fall, fourth-year environmental design students in an Architecture-For-Health studio grappled with the challenge of designing a 14-story surgical tower on a small site at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
New, viz prof-led research institute to study best tech teaching, learning methods

Viz prof-led institute to study best tech learning methods

posted November 29, 2018
To succeed in tomorrow’s workplace, employees will need fluency in technical tasks such as 3-D fabrication, programming and electronics, said Francis Quek, professor of visualization and director of the new Institute of Technology-Infused Learning.
College’s 50th anniversary to include yearlong series of celebrations in 2019

Celebrations to mark college’s 50th anniversary in 2019

posted November 29, 2018
The Texas A&M College of Architecture will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a yearlong series of festivities culminating in a slate of special events Nov. 14-16.
Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
May 2019 architecture and film  symposium to explore design  theory, teaching and practice

Film symposium to explore design theory, practice

posted November 21, 2018
A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers will be featured in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium, a new forum May 4 - 5, 2019 that endeavors to promote innovation in design theory, teaching and practice.
Acropolis research by arch prof reveals site’s relationship to social history, religious practice

Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

posted November 20, 2018
In her research trips to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Nancy Klein, associate professor of architecture, is seeking to answer questions about the historic complex’s relationship to Greek social history and religious practice.
Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

posted November 20, 2018
Two small Texas towns recovering from Hurricane Harvey are getting help from Texas A&M urban planning graduate students.
Designers, students to explore role of materials in landscape design at 2019 Workshop

Workshop to explore role of materials in landscape design

posted November 20, 2018
Students will team with leading design professionals Feb. 15, 2019, at Aggie Workshop, a series of lectures and an afternoon design charrette hosted by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Feb. 8 event to showcase leading land developer Hines

Feb. 8 event to showcase leading land developer Hines

posted November 20, 2018
Gerald D. Hines, founding chairman of the legendary namesake firm, a global powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management, will head a team of company executives who will discuss the multibillion-dollar firm’s operations Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at Texas A&M.
Teaching excellence by arch prof recognized with Montague honor

Teaching excellence by arch prof honored by Montague award

posted November 19, 2018
The teaching excellence of Juan Carlos Baltazar, Texas A&M associate professor of architecture, was recognized Nov. 5 when he and eight fellow Aggie faculty were honored as 2018-2019 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars.
Architecture profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

Arch profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

posted November 14, 2018
An incredibly rare piece of medieval church furniture, a monumental, five-centuries-old canopy installed over a baptismal font in eastern England, is the subject of a new research initiative co-organized by Zachary Stewart, assistant professor of architecture.
Tech startup launch features Texas A&M architecture prof

Tech startup launch features Texas A&M architecture prof

posted November 8, 2018
The launch in Austin of a new incubator for business ventures that feature sustainable practices was headlined by Ahmed Ali, Texas A&M assistant professor of architecture.