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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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas A&M again ranked among nation’s top animation schools

Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

posted May 5, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions, second in the Southwest and first in Texas in lists created by Animation Career Review, a career resource website.
Viz prof’s 'Good Luck with the Sun' exhibit opens in Austin

Viz prof’s 'Good Luck with the Sun' exhibit opens in Austin

posted April 26, 2018
Immersive video, experimental photos and an installation, all focused on the nearest star, appear in “Good Luck with the Sun,” an exhibit by Krista Steinke, instructional assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M, that runs through June 7 at an Austin gallery.
Viz professor's nature video nets Global Independent Film Award

Viz prof’s nature film earns international indie film honor

posted April 26, 2018
A glimpse into nature’s life cycle captured on video by Carol LaFayette, Texas A&M professor of visualization, earned a prestigious 2018 Global Independent Film Award recognizing excellence in environmental filmmaking.
Study abroad students’ Big Event  project adorns Barcelona district

Big Event enterprise benefits Barcelona neighborhood

posted April 26, 2018
The Big Event, a beloved Texas A&M community service tradition, crossed the Atlantic this spring with College of Architecture study abroad students who built a structure for public gatherings and painted flower boxes in a neighborhood square in Barcelona, Spain.
Profs studying new transit mode’s effects on locals’ walking habits

Profs studying new transit mode’s effect on walking habits

posted April 17, 2018
Texas A&M urban planning and public health researchers are studying whether a new El Paso bus rapid transit (BRT) line — a system with dedicated lanes that mimic the efficiency of rail transit — changes walking habits of residents who live close to the line’s stations.
Grad student places in prestigious international design competition

Student places in influential Lyceum Fellowship contest

posted April 13, 2018
For his innovative design reinventing a Canadian city’s downtown with a massive, 130,000-square-foot market and community space, Panwang Huo, a Texas A&M Master of Architecture student, placed third in the prestigious Lyceum Fellowship Competition.
Van Zandt takes LAUP dept. helm

Van Zandt takes helm of LAUP department

posted April 11, 2018
Shannon Van Zandt, a distinguished educator, researcher, author and administrator who joined the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty in 2005, is the new head of the university’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Architects, academics to explore tech’s impact on design practice at April 27-28 'Deep Vista' event'

'Deep Vista' panelists to explore tech's impact on design

posted April 11, 2018
New thinking in architectural practice and theory arising from rapidly changing technology will be mulled by experts in design, education and philosophy at “Deep Vista,” a series of free-ranging panel discussions slated April 27 and 28, 2018 at Texas A&M University.
Arch prof helping Kazakhstan redefine its cultural identity

Arch professor helps Kazakhstan rebrand its cultural identity

posted April 9, 2018
In the emerging Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, Stephen Caffey, a Texas A&M architecture professor, is advising an artist-led initiative promoting the country’s storied history, cultural diversity and aspirations.
Viz-a-GoGo 25 showcased Viz student work in Bryan May 2-5

25th Viz-a-GoGo showed May 2-5 in downtown Bryan

posted April 9, 2018
Viz-a-GoGo 25, the annual showcase of digital wizardry conjured by Texas A&M visualization students from the College of Architecture, was staged May 2-5, 2017 at four venues in downtown Bryan.