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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 April 15

Nominations for outstanding college alumni due April 15

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 April 15.
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.
Oil and gas exploration expert, architect to headline 2020 Rowlett Lecture Series

Energy exploration expert, architect to head Rowlett Lecture

posted January 15, 2020
On March 25, the CRS Center will host its annual Rowlett Lecture Series, featuring Tim Leach ’82, head of Concho Resources, Inc., a leading oil and gas exploration and production company, and Mark Wellen, founding principal, Rhotenberry Wellen Architects.
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?
Honor Mann, Hill and Abbott through year-end giving

Honor Mann, Hill and Abbott through year-end giving

posted December 18, 2019
One great professor can change a student’s life. They encourage, motivate and inspire us to find our true callings. Former students whose lives have been changed by great professors are now stepping up to ensure future students have that same great experience in the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Students help preserve historic buildings in Barbados

Students help preserve Barbados historic structures

posted December 11, 2019
A group of Texas A&M university studies majors recently traded sidewalks for sand dunes and classroom seats for salty ocean air while they learned how to document historic buildings in Barbados this past summer.
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.
Scholars find that irregularly shaped parks reduce mortality risk

Scholars find link between health and park shape

posted November 27, 2019
Some community parks are square, a reflection of the city block where they’re located, but irregularly shaped parks reduce the mortality risk of residents who live near them, concluded a study by Huaquing Wang, a Ph.D. Urban and Regional Sciences student and Lou Tassinary, professor of visualization.
Bonfire Memorial honors Aggies lost, injured 20 years ago

Bonfire Memorial honors Aggies lost, injured 20 years ago

posted November 18, 2019
It’s been 20 years since the collapse of Bonfire, the Nov. 18, 1999 tragedy that took the lives of 12 Aggies and injured 27 others. Five years later, the Bonfire Memorial, which celebrates the tradition, history, spirit and dedication of those involved in Bonfire’s tragic collapse, was dedicated.