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Architecture-for-Health students create healthcare 'hub' designs

Design students create healthcare ‘hub’ concepts

posted May 5, 2018
Conceptual designs of a “health hub,” an emerging healthcare facility concept that emphasizes illness prevention as well as treatment, were unveiled recently by Texas A&M environmental design students at public events in Dallas and on campus.
Texas A&M study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

Study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

posted May 5, 2018
A team of Texas A&M urban planners are investigating the value of allowing “citizen scientists” to collect environmental data for agencies charged with protecting lives and property in natural disasters as part of a two-year National Science Foundation study.
Profs studying new transit mode’s effects on locals’ walking habits

Profs studying new transit mode’s effect on walking habits

posted April 17, 2018
Texas A&M urban planning and public health researchers are studying whether a new El Paso bus rapid transit (BRT) line — a system with dedicated lanes that mimic the efficiency of rail transit — changes walking habits of residents who live close to the line’s stations.
Blind 'unlock' PDF content with system developed by viz professor

Blind can 'unlock' PDF content using Viz prof’s system

posted February 28, 2018
With a National Science Foundation grant, Texas A&M Professor of Visualization Francis Quek has developed technology for talking books that allows people who are blind to access more literature with increased command over their reading experiences.
Experts to discuss relationship between built environment, healthcare in spring lectures

Experts to discuss built environment, healthcare in spring

posted January 25, 2018
Leading healthcare designers and administrators will explore the built environment’s effect on health and hospital facility design in the spring 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Students show designs for Dallas breast cancer center

Students display design concepts for breast cancer center

posted November 30, 2017
Design concepts for a new, modern breast treatment center at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital were presented Dec. 4 by graduate and undergraduate Texas A&M environmental design students in the fourth-floor review space at the Langford Architecture Center.
Two former students design new Dallas edible garden, event space

Two former students design new edible garden, event space

posted November 9, 2017
Dallas’ new civic jewel, A Tasteful Place, a verdant, 3.5-acre edible garden and a sparkling, 3,700-foot glass-walled building housing a teaching kitchen and event space, was designed by two former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
New chair honors Mann, studio leader for more than 50 years

New chair honors Mann, a design prof for over 50 years

posted October 26, 2017
Two former students pledged gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation to create a faculty chair honoring George J. Mann, professor of architecture, who has led healthcare design studios at the university for 51 years.
Planning prof eyes factors influencing senior walking

Prof learns factors influencing senior walking frequency

posted October 19, 2017
People older than 60 are more likely to meet federal walking recommendations if they have younger neighbors, or a human or animal companion to walk with, according to a study that included two College of Architecture researchers.
Students working to transform shipping containers to clinics

Project transforming shipping containers to specialty clinics

posted September 19, 2017
Texas border region residents will soon have access to two specialty medical clinics converted from shipping containers by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
19th symposium showcased faculty, Ph.D. student projects

Oct. 23 symposium spotlighted college, faculty research

posted September 14, 2017
The 19th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” showcased research and creative work by college faculty and doctoral students in a daylong series of five minute sessions in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium.
Acknowledgements: Fall 2017  Architecture-For-Health lectures

Acknowledgements: Fall 2017 Architecture-For-Health lectures

posted August 31, 2017
The Fall 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series, features experts in healthcare administration, design, and insurance who will discuss challenges presented by changing U.S. patients' needs.
Experts to discuss tech’s impact on U.S. healthcare delivery, costs

Experts to discuss tech’s impact on healthcare system

posted August 31, 2017
Leading U.S. healthcare experts will discuss how technology can improve healthcare delivery and contain costs in a nation with shifting healthcare demographics and economics in the Fall 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Dean sets forum to facilitate diversity-related concerns

Weekly office hours set to hear students’ diversity concerns

posted August 3, 2017
Diversity-related concerns at the Texas A&M College of Architecture can now be confidentially aired directly to the college’s associate dean for outreach and diversity, Cecilia Giusti, who is expanding her office hours to facilitate dialogue.
Ph.D. design student creating conceptual residential facility to improve seniors’ wellness

Ph.D. student takes aim at senior health with concept facility

posted July 10, 2017
A Texas A&M doctoral student’s concepts for a senior residential facility that encourages resident’s physical activity, lowers their risk of disability and increases their social engagement, earned her a $10,000 grant from the American Institute of Architects.