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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.
Textbook on mind-body research co-edited by visualization prof

Viz prof co-edits book of mind/body research reviews

posted November 16, 2016
A new edition of a book touted as an exhaustive overview of the latest research findings in psychophysiology — the scientific study of the interaction between mind and body — was co-edited by Louis Tassinary, professor of visualization at Texas A&M.
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.
Research symposium keynote speaker detailed how design affects office climate, culture

Symposium keynote eyed design’s effect on office culture

posted September 26, 2016
Author Rex Miller, an expert in workplace team performance, discussed design as a key element of office culture in “How Engaging Workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth,” the keynote address of the 18th annual faculty research symposium.
Annual college symposium showcased faculty research

Annual symposium showcased faculty research projects

posted September 26, 2016
Faculty presented a wide array of projects at the college’s 18th annual research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” Oct. 24, 2016, at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.
As Glasscock Fellow prof preps book on U.S. synagogue design

As Glasscock Fellow prof preps book on synagogue design

posted May 3, 2016
Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture, is planning a book illustrating how freedom of religion, innovations in aesthetics and evolving building technology were expressed in the U.S. synagogue designs of prominent architects in the 1950s and 60s.
Design prof edits book of essays exploring spirituality, design

Design prof edits spirituality, design essay compilation

posted November 12, 2015
A new book of essays co-edited by Phillip J. Tabb, professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, challenges designers to consider spirituality as an everyday part of the world, rather than as an concern primarily limited to the design of buildings for organized religion.
Arup’s global foresight director considered 'Designing on a Social Conscience' at Rowlett Lecture

2015 Rowlett lecturer championed shaping the future by design

posted September 29, 2015
Futurist, architect and structural engineer Chris Luebkeman, director of Arup's Global Foresight, Research and Innovation team, presented "Designing on a Social Conscience" 2015 Rowlett Lecture at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
Author, educator offering April 6 New Urbanism lecture, workshop

April 6 workshop, lecture to examine New Urbanism

posted March 26, 2015
Urban planning author and educator Emily Talen will lead a planning workshop and present a lecture on New Urbanism, a planning movement that champions compact, walkable urban spaces, during a Monday, April 6 visit to Texas A&M.
Toys, plants provide alternative digital interface for kids, elderly

Viz Lab developing alternative interface for digital interaction

posted March 10, 2015
Instead of using keyboards, mice and screens to interface with digital technology, young children and the elderly are delightfully using stuffed toys and plants developed at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.
Spring architecture lectures feature designers, theorist

Spring architecture lectures feature designers, theorist

posted February 25, 2015
A diverse group of leaders in architectural design and theory will share their wisdom and experiences with Texas A&M students in the Spring 2013 Department of Architecture Lecture Series. The presentations are scheduled 5:45 p.m. in the Geren Auditorium.
Prof-designed hospital voted 8th most beautiful in United States

Hospital designed by prof voted 8th most beautiful in U.S.

posted October 28, 2014
The patient-centered design of a Texarkana, Texas hospital earned the 20-year-old facility 8th place in a ranking of the most beautiful hospitals in the United States. The hospital's design team was led by Kirk Hamilton, who's now a Texas A&M architecture professor.
Essay spotlights social activism in professor emeritus Fisk's career

Essay highlights professor emeritus’ social activism

posted September 9, 2014
As a leader of numerous projects undertaken in politically charged situations, Pliny Fisk, Texas A&M architecture professor emeritus, continues the legacy of 1960s progressive idealism, asserts Sarah Deyong, associate professor of architecture.
Merits of repurposing forsaken industrial sites extolled in essay

Prof’s essay lauds reuse of extant industrial sites

posted April 21, 2014
Creating dynamic architectural spaces from hulking, abandoned industrial buildings helps preserve a city’s industrial heritage said Gabriela Campagnol, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M, in an essay published in the January issue of ja+u.
Peacock, Anderson recognized with research, teaching awards

Two college profs recognized for research, teaching

posted April 4, 2014
Two faculty members at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture have been recognized for outstanding research and teaching with 2014 Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Association of Former Students.