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Dean sets forum to facilitate diversity-related concerns

Weekly office hours set to hear students’ diversity concerns

posted August 3, 2017
Diversity-related concerns at the Texas A&M College of Architecture can now be confidentially aired directly to the college’s associate dean for outreach and diversity, Cecilia Giusti, who is expanding her office hours to facilitate dialogue.
Planning prof's smart planning research recognized by CELA

Newman’s body of work earns honor from educators

posted July 10, 2017
For a diverse research agenda that includes finding smart solutions for vacated urban spaces, assistant professor Galen Newman earned an Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Brody says Houston flood risk rises as urban sprawl expands

Brody tells Guardian urban sprawl elevates Houston flood risk

posted June 28, 2017
Houston's growth has created a city at risk to devastating floods, said Sam Brody, a flood impact expert and professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, in a June 16, 2017 article in The Guardian, where he said “it’s not if, but when” a natural disaster will strike the metropolis.
Students, residents in Houston neighborhood to create plan combating polluted conditions

Students, residents in Houston to combat neighborhood toxins

posted June 22, 2017
Residents of Sunnyside, a Houston area neighborhood beset by water and air pollution and prone to flooding, will collaborate with College of Architecture students to develop plans to improve their community and create a roadmap for future growth.
Tier One Program grants promote transformational learning projects

Tier One Program funds extraordinary learning experiences

posted June 22, 2017
This fall, Texas A&M College of Architecture students will design building envelopes from auto assembly line waste, research problems facing communities on the Texas-Mexico border, and create a virtual reality platform to test engineering designs.
College to honor 9 distinguished former students at Oct. 26 event

College to honor outstanding alumni at Oct. 26 ceremony

posted June 21, 2017
Nine former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture, distinguished humanitarians and leaders in their respective fields, will be honored as outstanding alumni at a Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 banquet in College Station.
Former planning student finds Houston-Galveston region more vulnerable to hurricane flooding

MUP student project reveals new Houston area flood threat

posted June 6, 2017
The Houston-Galveston region is even more vulnerable to hurricane flood damage today than it was when Hurricane Ike struck in 2008, concluded Md Yousuf Reja ’16 in his final Master of Urban Planning project.
Studios collaborate on Japanese multigenerational housing village

Students develop multigenerational housing village

posted May 2, 2017
Two Texas A&M design studios came together this spring to experiment with an innovative concept in housing that integrates senior citizens with younger neighbors in a transformative approach to mixed-use development.
Landscape architecture students excel at 2017 Texas ASLA Awards

Texas A&M students garner accolades from Texas ASLA

posted May 1, 2017
Master plans by Texas A&M landscape architecture students, one envisioning inviting outdoor areas on the university’s West Campus, and another for a sustainable Texas Gulf Coast development, earned top honors at the 2017 Texas ASLA Conference in Austin.
Students stage urban intervention experiment on campus walkway

Tactical urbanism garden installation transforms space

posted April 28, 2017
A multidisciplinary group of Texas A&M students installed a temporary garden, transforming an otherwise mundane campus space as part of an April 26, 2017 tactical urbanism experiment staged outside of the Langford Architecture Center.
Landscape design concepts aim to lure RELLIS denizens outdoors

Landscape concepts aim to lure RELLIS denizens outdoors

posted April 27, 2017
Pleasant spaces envisioned to create outdoor respite for inhabitants of two buildings at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus, are major elements in design concepts created by 14 second-year Texas A&M landscape architecture students.
College students lead conversion  of containers to health clinics

College students lead container to health clinic conversions

posted April 27, 2017
Four mobile medical clinics now serving patients in remote, impoverished areas in different nations were built by a small army of more than 1,500 Texas A&M students and volunteers led by a command team including 24 students from the College of Architecture.
Two college profs cited as ‘rising stars’ earn university recognition

Two college profs named presidential impact fellows

posted April 18, 2017
Two professors at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, Sam Brody and Wei Yan, hailed as rising stars in their field, were among 24 faculty members honored as inaugural Presidential Impact Fellows by university president Michael K. Young.
Student posters, presentations  earn 2017 research week honors

Posters, addresses earn students 2017 research week honors

posted April 18, 2017
Posters and 10-minute oral presentations detailing a wide range of research findings by Texas A&M College of Architecture students were among the top submissions at the university’s 2017 Student Research Week.
Two leading architects talk about their divergent public policy views

Luminary architects engage in spirited policy discussion

posted April 5, 2017
Two of the world’s leading architects, Mark Foster Gage and Patrik Schumacher, discussed their sharply divergent views about built environment public policy during an April 21 public appearance at Rudder Theatre.