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Viz grad tells how Disney created 'Zootopia' city with GIS software

Viz grad tells how Disney team used GIS to create 'Zootopia'

posted November 20, 2017
In “Zootopia,” the Oscar-winning animated film where thousands of anthropomorphic animals coexist, Disney artist Brandon Jarratt, a former Texas A&M visualization student, used geographic information system software to craft the movie paradise.
Two former students design new Dallas edible garden, event space

Two former students design new edible garden, event space

posted November 9, 2017
Dallas’ new civic jewel, A Tasteful Place, a verdant, 3.5-acre edible garden and a sparkling, 3,700-foot glass-walled building housing a teaching kitchen and event space, was designed by two former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Former vizzer detailed GIS-based creation of 'Zootopia' city in GIS Day keynote address Nov. 14

Vizzer’s GIS Day keynote featured virtual city creation

posted November 8, 2017
Brandon Jarratt, a former Texas A&M visualization student, discussed creating the imaginary city of Zootopia with GIS software in a keynote address at Texas A&M GIS Day, a three-day salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and enhance lives.
Students’ Liberty County plan earns top Texas APA honors

Students’ projects garner top honors from Texas APA

posted October 31, 2017
A comprehensive planning document already shaping growth in Liberty County, Texas earned its graduate urban planning student authors top honors from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter in a category ordinarily reserved for professionals.
Planning prof eyes factors influencing senior walking

Prof learns factors influencing senior walking frequency

posted October 19, 2017
People older than 60 are more likely to meet federal walking recommendations if they have younger neighbors, or a human or animal companion to walk with, according to a study that included two College of Architecture researchers.
College profs analyze Harvey flooding in print, on radio, TV

Faculty aid Harvey reportage, analysis

posted September 19, 2017
As Harvey’s record-setting rainfall inundated coastal Texas, expert researchers in natural disaster planning, recovery and sustainability at Texas A&M, through analysis and numerous media interviews, described how land development practices exacerbated the flooding and prescribed actions to mitigate future disasters.
Hazard Center director advising Congress on windstorm policy

Peacock advises Congress in wind storm impact group

posted September 19, 2017
Walter Gillis Peacock, director of the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, is one of 15 experts serving on a committee established by Congress to review efforts to reduce life and property loss from windstorms, the nation’s costliest natural hazard.
Students working to transform shipping containers to clinics

Project transforming shipping containers to specialty clinics

posted September 19, 2017
Texas border region residents will soon have access to two specialty medical clinics converted from shipping containers by students at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Wright Gallery to celebrate 'Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture'

Wright Gallery hosts Swiss landscape architecture exhibit

posted September 19, 2017
The richness, diversity and complexity of Swiss landscape architecture will be showcased Oct. 23 - Dec. 1, 2017 at the College of Architecture’s Wright Gallery, which reopens in a new location on the second floor of Building A of the Langford Architecture Center.
Landscape architecture student’s concept earns coveted award

LAND student’s concept earns coveted award

posted September 14, 2017
A design for a coastal League City, Texas development that includes natural and engineered solutions to prevent flooding earned its creator, Zixu Qiao ’17, a highly coveted 2017 award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture.
19th symposium showcased faculty, Ph.D. student projects

Oct. 23 symposium spotlighted college, faculty research

posted September 14, 2017
The 19th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” showcased research and creative work by college faculty and doctoral students in a daylong series of five minute sessions in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium.
Keynote to explore impact of Swiss landscape architecture

Symposium speaker, exhibit eye Swiss impact on design

posted September 13, 2017
Swiss educator and author Michael Jakob will discuss how Swiss designers helped shape landscape architecture history in a keynote address at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the 19th annual Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium.
Norfolk adopts hazard 'scorecard' created by TAMU disaster team

Texas A&M hazard team's 'scorecard' adopted by Norfolk

posted September 5, 2017
City planning staff in Norfolk, Va., a coastal city of 243,000, have identified weaknesses and inconsistencies in their community’s natural hazard plans with a scorecard developed in part by Texas A&M disaster researchers.
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.