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Community-based research, service confab hosted by TTC March 19-22

TTC hosting annual research, service confab March 19-22

posted February 22, 2017
University educators from across the nation will reveal how their research and service projects are enhancing communities and providing transformative learning experiences during the 2017 Sustainable City Year Conference March 19–22 at Texas A&M University.
Students’ innovative designs  sweep waste museum contest

Students’ inventive ideas sweep museum design competition

posted February 21, 2017
A conceptual design for a Houston museum skinned with sheet metal refuse from automotive manufacturing and conceived to enhance public awareness on the environmental impact of waste, earned Yingzhe Duan first-place honors in a fall 2016 contest.
Emeritus LAND prof’s book offers new approach to landscape design

Emeritus LAND prof’s book offers new design approach

posted February 15, 2017
In his new book, “Landscape Architecture Theory: An Ecological Approach,” Michael Murphy, Texas A&M professor emeritus of landscape architecture, focuses on fostering health and vitality for humans and nature through design.
Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

posted January 25, 2017
Betsy del Monte, founding principal of Transform Global, a consultancy that seeks to transform the built environment through planning and educational projects, will headline the 2017 Rowlett Lecture Series, 1 – 4 p.m. March 29 in the Memorial Student Center.
Architecture prof earns 2016 Regan Interdisciplinary Prize

Design prof earns interdisciplinary Regan prize in 2016

posted December 14, 2016
For orchestrating transformational educational experiences that facilitate student collaboration with peers and professionals from other disciplines, Ahmed K. Ali, assistant professor of architecture, was chosen to receive the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Grad students develop designs for new Texas A&M health center

Grad architecture students design new campus health center

posted December 7, 2016
Graduate Texas A&M architecture students created a variety of design concepts for a new College Station campus health center to serve an enrollment projected by the state to reach 70,000 students by 2025.
ELS developing A/C system that cools with half as much energy

ESL researchers' A/C system cools with half as much energy

posted November 16, 2016
An incredibly efficient evaporative cooling technique that requires half the energy of today’s air conditioning systems isn’t just a concept — it’s currently being tested by the Texas A&M University team that developed it.
Student-designed, built ‘tiny’ homes to house homeless

Student-designed, built ‘tiny’ homes to house homeless

posted November 11, 2016
Two “tiny” homes designed and built by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture will soon house a disabled, homeless person and a homeless veteran. The houses were displayed to curious Rudder Plaza passersby Nov. 14-15.
LAND prof’s study correlates amount of tree shade with heat-related ambulance calls

LAND prof studies tree shade’s impact during heat waves

posted November 10, 2016
Not only do shady landscapes offer relief from the summer heat, they can also reduce heat-related medical emergencies, according to a study undertaken by Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, and four colleagues.
Prof’s new book explores theory and practice of serene urbanism

Prof’s new book explores theory of serene urbanism

posted November 2, 2016
In his new book, Philip Tabb, Texas A&M professor of architecture, explores the theory of serene urbanism and how he brought it to life as the master planner for Serenbe, an environmentally friendly development near Atlanta.
Hazard researchers eye disaster effects on food distribution links

HRRC eying how disasters influence food distribution

posted October 11, 2016
Texas A&M University researchers are collaborating on an NSF initiative aimed at identifying links between the U.S. food distribution system and the nation’s energy, water and transportation networks that are most likely to be disrupted in a natural disaster.
Students’ backdrop of recycled materials adorns fashion show

Students’ backdrop of recycled materials adorns fashion show

posted October 11, 2016
A photo backdrop made of hundreds of repurposed milk jugs were designed and built by Texas A&M environmental design students to complement an Austin fashion show featuring models clad in recycled materials and reconstructed textiles.
Environmental researchers' outreach initiatives seek life enhancing solutions

Texas A&M research transforming urban school, community

posted October 11, 2016
After each heavy rain last spring on the streets of an impoverished, east Houston industrial neighborhood, students from nearby Furr High School trained by Texas A&M graduate planning students mapped and tested the toxicity of storm floodwaters.
Arch building studio project featured in design magazine

Student-desgined arches featured in Arch2O magazine

posted September 30, 2016
Elegant, self-supporting, easy-to-assemble plywood arches designed and built by first year environmental design students were featured by Arch2O, a website that publishes uncommon, undiscovered designs.
Plans tackling urban issues earn LAND students national awards

LAND students’ urban plans earn national honors

posted September 20, 2016
Two projects developed by Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students that address issues in urban areas created by depopulation and environmental hazards were recognized with national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects.