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Studios collaborate on Japanese multigenerational housing village

Students develop multigenerational housing village

posted May 2, 2017
Two Texas A&M design studios came together this spring to experiment with an innovative concept in housing that integrates senior citizens with younger neighbors in a transformative approach to mixed-use development.
Humane society campus designs ‘break stereotypes, capture spirit’

Students design humane society campus concepts

posted May 1, 2017
Second year Texas A&M environmental design students showcased master plan concepts for a future Aggieland Humane Society campus at an April 27 Brazos County Expo Center unveiling attended by the organization’s staff and volunteers.
Fab-Lab builds decontamination device for animal flood victims

Fab Lab-built unit helps clean animals rescued from floods

posted May 1, 2017
A decontamination unit built by environmental design and engineering student workers at the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Automated Fabrication and Design Lab was a big help to small animals tainted by recent toxic floodwaters in Texas.
College students lead conversion  of containers to health clinics

College students lead container to health clinic conversions

posted April 27, 2017
Four mobile medical clinics now serving patients in remote, impoverished areas in different nations were built by a small army of more than 1,500 Texas A&M students and volunteers led by a command team including 24 students from the College of Architecture.
Students’ medical campus designs foster prevention, health outreach

Students design prevention-focused medical campus

posted April 26, 2017
Fourth year environmental design students unveiled design concepts for a new Frisco, Texas medical campus uniquely designed to advance preventative health at Texas A&M on April 28.
Designers to discuss healthcare challenges presented by state’s changing demographic profile

Lectures to eye changing health demographics

posted February 14, 2017
Leading designers and facility planners will address healthcare issues and opportunities associated with Texas’ growing population and changing demographics in the spring 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Interdisciplinary studio yields plans, designs for central Texas children’s mental health center

Students create new designs for children’s treatment center

posted December 14, 2016
A capital campaign to build a new campus for the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility providing low- or no-cost mental health therapy to children, is now bolstered by architectural and master plan concepts created by students in a multidisciplinary studio.
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.
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.
Grad student studying effects of  physician, nurse interactions on level of emergency room care

Study eyes effect of ER doctor-nurse interface on patients

posted November 16, 2016
Arsalan Gharaveis, a Texas A&M architecture Ph.D. student, is investigating the impact of physician-nurse interactions on emergency room patient care with help from a $7,500 Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Legacy Fellowship.
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.
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.
Ph.D. Arch student developing first set of tools to evaluate healing gardens at hospitals

Student creates tools to assess hospital healing gardens

posted September 20, 2016
Naomi Sachs, a Texas A&M Ph.D. architecture student, is developing the first set of standardized, tested set of tools to evaluate hospital healing gardens’ effects on patients’ health.
Lecturers to discuss design impact of healthcare approach that seeks improvements for all populations

Lecturers to discuss design impact of new healthcare concept

posted September 7, 2016
Healthcare facility architects and administrators will address the design implications of population health, an approach aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for all population groups, during the Fall 2016 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.