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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.
Planning profs studying links among emergency agencies, plans, and infrastructure systems

Planning profs studying systems, hazard plan links

posted November 8, 2018
Two urban planning professors are looking to improve communities’ resilience to flooding by investigating the relationships between flood infrastructure systems, the communication networks between planning agencies and the natural hazard plans they create.
Planning prof, fellow researchers learn how ‘green’ roofs can best reduce heat wave effects

Prof finds how ‘green’ roofs can best mitigate heat waves

posted November 8, 2018
As memories linger of a fatal 1995 Chicago heat wave, urban planners have new knowledge from researchers that included Sierra Woodruff, assistant professor of urban planning, to help them use “green” roofs to counteract the effects of future heat waves
Pioneering virtual spaces research earns presidential honor for visualization professor

Pioneering research earns honor for visualization prof

posted November 8, 2018
For her pioneering research that reveals where a viewer’s gaze lands in virtual and digitally augmented spaces, Ann McNamara, associate professor of visualization, earned one of the university’s most prestigious recognitions for scholarly impact.
Arch prof helping to determine original colors of Bermuda’s historic houses

Arch prof helping restore original hues of Bermuda houses

posted October 24, 2018
Historic houses in Bermuda could be restored to their original colors with help from a team of U.S. architects and conservation experts that includes Brent Fortenberry, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M.
New book edited by arch prof explores Modernism’s effect on sacred architecture

Modernism, sacred architecture explored in prof's new book

posted October 24, 2018
A new book edited by Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture, that challenges its readers to consider how Modern architects sought to create sacred buildings imbued with a divine presence, hits bookstores Oct. 26, 2018.
Innovative urban regeneration projects highlighted in Texas A&M architecture prof’s new book

Innovative urban projects cited in arch prof's new book

posted October 24, 2018
Some of the world’s most vibrant urban areas spring from partial developments and upgrades, not the “scrap and build” approach widely applied in urban regeneration, said Koichiro Aitani, associate professor of architecture, in his new book.