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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.
2019 event showcased leading land developer Hines

2019 event showcased leading land developer Hines

posted December 3, 2019
Tom Owens, ‘73, senior managing director - chief risk officer of Hines, a global powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management, headed a team of company executives who discussed the multibillion-dollar firm’s operations.
Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights in national rankings

Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights

posted November 14, 2019
The Master of Urban Planning program at Texas A&M has vaulted into the upper echelon of programs of its kind in new rankings published by Planetizen, an independent, online platform that reports urban planning news and resources.
Prof awarded grant for work in saving historic Black settlements

Prof works to save historic Black settlements

posted July 9, 2019
For her impassioned work to protect Texas’ endangered, historic African-American communities, Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, received a $50,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Summit explored future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explored education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
More than 50 tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars gathered in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.
Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

posted November 20, 2018
Two small Texas towns recovering from Hurricane Harvey are getting help from Texas A&M urban planning graduate students.
Planning prof notes cities’ post-Harvey planning changes

Planning prof notes post-Harvey city planning changes

posted November 8, 2018
Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage forced cities throughout the U.S. to take a more critical look at their infrastructure and hazard mitigation plans, said Galen Newman, Texas A&M associate professor of urban planning.
Prof develops new tool to help planners in depopulating cities

Prof develops new tool to help planners in shrinking cities

posted September 26, 2018
Urban planners in shrinking cities grappling with a growing number of vacant lots could get help from a new planning tool developed by Galen Newman, associate professor of urban planning, and a team of university researchers.
Arch students aid restoration of historic Deanville train depot

Arch students aid restoration of historic train depot

posted September 26, 2018
Using high-tech tools including photogrammetry, laser scanning and 3-D modeling, Texas A&M architecture students created historic documentation and restoration plans for a beloved 105-year-old Deanville, Texas-based train depot.
Texas A&M architecture professor selected for elite ACCM fellowship

Architecture prof named fellow in elite healthcare group

posted September 21, 2018
For his work enhancing healthcare design standards, Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was elevated to fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is only the second architect to be inducted into this elite national society.
Efforts to preserve Harris county natural habitats boosted by LAND grad students’ proposals

LAND students help boost efforts to preserve habitats

posted August 14, 2018
Future initiatives to ensure the preservation of plant and animal habitats in a suburban Houston public recreation area will be aided by land use maps and master plans created last spring by Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students.
Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

Faculty envision 3-D printing’s future, earn ‘Vision Award’

posted August 14, 2018
In the future, structures will be created onsite by 3-D printers, and the construction and manufacturing industries will have much more in common, according to a multidisciplinary Texas A&M faculty team envisioning how technology will change building.
Faculty to develop sustainable material for 3-D printed buildings

Faculty to develop 'green' 3-D printing building material

posted July 30, 2018
To prepare for a future in which structures are built with material from large-scale, 3-D printers, College of Architecture faculty are developing and testing environmentally responsible printing methods in a two-year study funded by a $500,000 X-Grant.
Studies to bolster rural motorist safety, cut road building costs

CoSci prof studying road safety and construction costs

posted June 29, 2018
Researchers are learning how to reduce highway repavement costs and maximize rural highway safety in two multiyear research projects that include Kunhee Choi, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, and scientists from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.