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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.
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.
Architecture-For-Health speakers to discuss behavioral health facility planning and design

Speakers to discuss behavioral health facility design

posted January 16, 2020
Leading public health professionals, healthcare system administrators, designers, builders and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative behavioral health facilities in the spring 2020 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
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.
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.
Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environments

Profs studying how to train workers in extreme environs

posted October 1, 2019
In the future, as the projected limits of human exploration extend beyond the moon to Mars and even further destinations, some workplaces will be in deep space with low- and no-gravity environments. How can workers be trained for extreme environments in a safe, cost-effective manner?
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2019

Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium

posted September 25, 2019
A giant ballroom at Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center was packed Oct. 4-6, 2019 with college-age students developing video games at Chillennium, the world’s largest student-run game jam.
Scholars find that elderly fitness is hindered by poorly maintained walking surfaces

Poorly maintained walking surfaces hinder elderly fitness

posted September 19, 2019
Uneven walking surfaces, incomplete sidewalks, and broken steps are small matters to most pedestrians — but to the elderly, they can be major barriers that have a significant, negative impact on their overall health, said Chanam Lee, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Faculty, Ph.D. students present research findings, creative work

Research, creative work presented at annual symposium

posted September 2, 2019
The great variety of research and creative work by Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty and Ph.D. students was on full display at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s annual research symposium, Sept 16, 2019 at the university’s Langford Architecture Center.
Improving maternal and child  health care facilities discussed in fall 2019 lectures

Mother and child healthcare covered in fall 2019 lectures

posted August 20, 2019
Leading public health professionals, healthcare system administrators, designers, builders and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative maternal and child health facilities in the fall 2019 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
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.
Disaster recovery and hazard research symposium findings presented at conference

Disaster recovery and hazard symposium findings presented

posted August 6, 2019
Leading campus disaster recovery and hazard scholars will explore recent and ongoing research on Hurricane Harvey and disaster resilience at Resilience Rising: Research and Practice on Harvey and Hazards of the Future Sept. 5-6 at Texas A&M’s Rudder Tower.
Construction science dept. aims to become research hub for space-based building projects

CoSci dept. aims to become research hub for space projects

posted July 11, 2019
As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing renews interest in stations on the moon or Mars, the Department of Construction Science continues to lay groundwork to position the department as a leading research consultant for space-based projects.