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Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted June 30, 2018
Former students are invited to submit items for the Class Acts section of the arch|one e-newsletter, which highlights professional achievements, as well as news briefs about marriages, births, retirements and whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.
Former professor remembered
 as master craftsman, mentor

Former professor remembered as mentor, craftsman

posted May 23, 2018
Larry Priesmeyer, a master craftsman, architect and Texas A&M College of Architecture professor emeritus, passed away May 20, 2018. He was 85. Memorial services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.
RSVP for Aggie Reception at the 2018 AIA conference in NYC

RSVP for Aggie Reception at AIA conference in NYC

posted May 8, 2018
Texas A&M former students and friends are invited to join former classmates and professors at the annual Aggie AIA Reception held in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects' 2018 national conference in New York City.
Environmental design students fabricate Italian rooftop offices

Students design offices atop Italian buildings

posted May 7, 2018
This spring, first-year Texas A&M environmental design students envisioned how future population needs of historic Siena, Italy could be met by building models of elevated urban environments atop existing buildings.
University awards college team with academic advising awards

College advisory staff earns top academic advising awards

posted May 7, 2018
Outstanding contributions to student advising by the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s nine academic advisers were recognized with university-level awards presented May 7, 2018 by the University Advisors and Counselors group.
College deans urge participation in 2018  DesignIntelligence survey

DesignIntelligence survey underway; participation urged

posted May 7, 2018
In a letter to current and former students, two College of Architecture deans strongly encourage all who are qualify to participate in the 2018 DesignIntelligence survey that will rank America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.
College of Arch. staffers earn  President’s Meritorious Award

College staffers earn presidential kudos

posted May 7, 2018
For outstanding dedication to the Texas A&M University mission, two College of Architecture employees received 2018 President’s Meritorious Service Awards, a prestigious honor bestowed upon the campus’ most outstanding staff members, supervisors and teams by university president Michael K. Young.
CoSci prof explores FM scholarly partnerships at Indian workshop

CoSci prof explores scholarly alliances at Indian workshop

posted May 7, 2018
At a workshop for facility management graduate students in New Delhi, Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, discussed the field’s best practices and explored avenues for teaching and research collaborations with educators in India.
Fellowship to fund viz professor's research on iconoclastic architect

Professor to research iconoclastic designer with 2018 fellowship

posted May 7, 2018
The iconoclastic designs of Modern master architect Victor Lundy will be researched by Susanneh Bieber, Texas A&M assistant professor of architecture and visualization with the help of a 2018 grant from the university’s Arts and Humanities Fellows Program.
Viz prof named emerging fellow by signage, way-finding group

Signage research group taps viz prof as emerging fellow

posted May 7, 2018
For work promoting the development of research in the field of signage and wayfinding, Eric Ragan, assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, was selected as an Emerging Fellow by the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education.
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.
Students design architecturally artistic transformable pavilions

Design students create transforming artistic pavilions

posted May 5, 2018
Senior environmental design students recently designed and built small-scale prototypes for lightweight collapsible pavilions that could be deployed at full scale up to 400 square feet. The portable, transformable structures expand to form artistic, architecturally intriguing canopies.
CoSci student creates immersive model of historic Texas building

CoSci student creates immersive model of historic building

posted May 5, 2018
Enabled by virtual reality technology, visitors to the recent Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas explored a historic Texas building demolished more than a century ago. The building was recreated as an immersive virtual model by Siva Ramadoss, a Master of Construction Management student.
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.
Vizzers give 'wings' to denizens of interactive virtual realty worlds

Interactive design students create virtual worlds

posted May 5, 2018
Empowered by virtual reality goggles, patrons of a year-culminating exhibit of visualization student work soared above clouds and performed other superhuman feats in immersive alternative worlds created in an interactive design studio at Texas A&M.