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Texas A&M College of Architecture 3D prints face shields for local hospital

College of Architecture 3D prints face shields for local hospital

posted April 3, 2020
The Texas A&M College of Architecture is producing 3D printed surgical face shields for the emergency department at a local hospital. It is hoped that the pilot project will help lessen the critical shortage of protective gear for healthcare workers.
Coronavirus tests administered in clinic built by COSC students

COVID-19 tests given in student-built clinic

posted March 30, 2020
Residents in South Texas’ Nueces County are receiving drive-through coronavirus tests in a mobile medical clinic designed and built by Texas A&M construction science students.
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.
LIVE Lab-developed games  featured at foundation event

LIVE Lab-developed games featured at foundation event

posted March 10, 2020
Two video games developed at the college that help university students across the globe learn calculus and art history were among four high-impact academic and research initiatives showcased to the university’s top donors at Exploration Day, hosted by the Texas A&M Foundation.
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.
Arch prof develops virtual reality app that could be used for LEGO, IKEA or any assembly project

Arch prof’s app could be used for LEGO, IKEA projects

posted February 18, 2020
Thick, sometimes confusing manuals for building LEGO kits, IKEA furniture, or any product that requires assembly could be replaced or augmented with a version of an augmented reality assembly app developed by Wei Yan, professor of architecture.
Aggie planning scholars help develop trailblazing natural disaster resilience software

Aggie scholars help develop disaster resilience software

posted February 13, 2020
Real progress is being made by Texas A&M urban planning faculty to help communities better prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
Landmark hazard mitigation book edited by emeritus planning prof

Emeritus prof edits landmark disaster planning book

posted February 5, 2020
Hailed as “an extraordinary contribution to the hazard and disaster planning field,” a new book edited by Michael Lindell, professor emeritus of urban planning, emphasizes the importance of combining urban planning and hazard mitigation.
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.
Do crash news articles ultimately affect the road safety of walkers  and bicyclists?

Do crash articles affect road safety of walkers/bicyclists?

posted January 24, 2020
Despite an ever-rising number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths on U.S. roads each year, there’s no widespread public pressure to improve road safety — a situation influenced by how news articles about crashes are written, said Tara Goddard, assistant professor of urban planning.
Nominations for outstanding college alumni due May 1

Nominations for outstanding college alumni due May 1

posted January 16, 2020
Do you know of a former Texas A&M College of Architecture student who is a candidate for the college’s highest honor, the Outstanding Alumni Award? Nominations for the 2020 award are due by May1.
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.
Rowlett lecture canceled

Rowlett lecture canceled

posted January 15, 2020
The March 25 Rowlett lecture was canceled to conform with Texas A&M coronavirus guidelines. Organizers are looking to reschedule the event in the fall 2020 semester.
Land development experts to discuss wide-ranging topics  at conference

Land development experts to discuss wide-ranging topics

posted January 10, 2020
What does the future hold for the built, natural, virtual environment, Texas A&M, and the world?