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Emeritus professor, founder of renowned 39-acre garden, dies

Emeritus prof who founded renowned garden dies

posted March 18, 2020
John Fairey, Texas A&M Professor Emeritus of Architecture who founded a 39-acre garden near Hempstead, Texas that is renowned nationwide for its extraordinary variety of plants, died March 17, 2020.
Architecture alumnus hand-carves wood sculpture honoring 125 year Aggie band history

Alumnus carves sculpture honoring band history

posted February 26, 2020
Hundreds of intricately carved elements, created with patience and artistry over thousands of hours, created a permanent legacy: a 4’x3’ walnut and mahogany wood relief sculpture honoring the 125th anniversary of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
Texas A&M researchers enabling buildings to ‘breathe’

Texas A&M researchers enabling buildings to ‘breathe’

posted January 29, 2020
Buildings may one day “breathe,” and be able to function in their own environment with the help of a type of “smart skin” developed by a team of Texas A&M University researchers.
Undergrad team takes silver in Disney Imagineering design competition

Student team wins second in Disney Imagineering competition

posted January 28, 2020
Four Texas A&M College of Architecture students won second place last week in an elite national contest hosted by Walt Disney Imagineering.
Artists plea for climate change awareness in Wright Gallery show

Artists plea for climate change awareness

posted January 15, 2020
Texas artists Carol Flueckiger and Robin Germany make a powerful plea for awareness of climate change, and a call for each individual to act accordingly, in “Notes from the Desert Aquarium,” a new exhibit Jan. 21 – March 10, 2020 at the Wright Gallery.
Construction science student wins TV Christmas light competition

CoSci student wins TV Christmas light competition

posted December 10, 2019
Sophomore construction science student Jordan Maywald won $50,000 and first place on the national ABC-TV show “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on Dec. 9 for a beautiful, massive light display constructed at his family’s Austin home.
Wright Gallery exhibit to showcase work by eclectic architect Bruce Goff

Extravagant designer Bruce Goff’s work showcased in exhibit

posted October 14, 2019
The daring, unconventional residential designs by Bruce Goff, one of the most provocative yet unheralded architects of the twentieth century, will be featured in a new exhibit Oct. 21 – Dec. 12, 2019 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Wright Gallery fall season opening exhibit to showcase Texas artist

Texas artist’s work to open Wright Gallery fall season

posted August 27, 2019
A Texas artist with a deep understanding and appreciation of architecture, Tommy Fitzpatrick will have his work featured in “Working Model,” Aug. 28 – Oct. 15, 2019, at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
Disney pro teaches viz students in summer workshop

Disney pro teaches viz students in summer workshop

posted August 9, 2019
During a summer-long workshop, Texas A&M visualization students were mentored by visiting artists from Disney, including Texas A&M graduate and character look development artist Michelle Robinson, who spent a week hands-on with Vizzers as they crafted short animated films.
Prof’s drawing chosen for prestigious Texas gallery exhibition

Prof’s drawing chosen for Texas gallery exhibition

posted June 19, 2019
A drawing by Alejandro Borges, an architecture faculty member at Texas A&M, is part of a June 22 – July 20 group exhibit at Artspace 111, one of the most prestigious galleries in Texas.
‘Toy Story 4’ brought to life by former viz contributors

‘Toy Story 4’ brought to life by former viz contributors

posted June 19, 2019
Sixteen former Texas A&M visualization students helped bring back to life some of cinema’s most beloved characters in Toy Story 4, the latest installment in the hit animated movie series, which opened Thursday, June 20, 2019.
May 2019 architecture and film symposium explored design theory, teaching and practice

Film Symposium explored design theory, practice

posted April 30, 2019
A wide variety of research and creative work by film and design scholars and filmmakers was featured in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium May 4-5. Participants promoted innovations in design theory, teaching and practice.
Why Notre Dame burning affected us all – five questions with an architecture expert

Notre Dame fire - five questions with an architecture expert

posted April 17, 2019
The April 15 fire at the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was met with disbelief and despair by people worldwide. Catholics mourned the damage to their sacred religious center during Holy Week, while others lamented the potential loss of a significant architectural landmark.
Visualization expert to speak on perception in Giesecke Lecture

Viz expert to speak on human perception in Giesecke Lecture

posted March 22, 2019
Data visualization and human perception are the subject matter of an expert talk by Colin Ware, professor and director of the Data Visualization Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire, 4-5:30 p.m. Friday March 29 in Geren Auditorium, Langford Architecture Center Building B on the Texas A&M campus.
Wright Gallery showcased female perspectives in ‘She Matters’ show

Females of color chronicled their lives in ‘She Matters’

posted March 6, 2019
Female artists of color addressed violence, discrimination, prejudice and additional social issues that face women today in “She Matters,” a multimedia exhibit March 6 – April 26, 2019 at the Wright Gallery.