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Texas A&M College of Architecture 3D prints face shields for local hospital

College of Architecture 3D prints face shields for local hospital

posted April 3, 2020
The Texas A&M College of Architecture is producing 3D printed surgical face shields for the emergency department at a local hospital. It is hoped that the pilot project will help lessen the critical shortage of protective gear for healthcare workers.
LIVE Lab-developed games  featured at foundation event

LIVE Lab-developed games featured at foundation event

posted March 10, 2020
Two video games developed at the college that help university students across the globe learn calculus and art history were among four high-impact academic and research initiatives showcased to the university’s top donors at Exploration Day, hosted by the Texas A&M Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wright Gallery exhibit to showcase work by eclectic architect Bruce Goff

Extravagant designer Bruce Goff’s work showcased in exhibit

posted October 14, 2019
The daring, unconventional residential designs by Bruce Goff, one of the most provocative yet unheralded architects of the twentieth century, will be featured in a new exhibit Oct. 21 – Dec. 12, 2019 at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
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.
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.
Wright Gallery fall season opening exhibit to showcase Texas artist

Texas artist’s work to open Wright Gallery fall season

posted August 27, 2019
A Texas artist with a deep understanding and appreciation of architecture, Tommy Fitzpatrick will have his work featured in “Working Model,” Aug. 28 – Oct. 15, 2019, at the Wright Gallery, Langford Architecture Center building A on the Texas A&M campus.
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.
‘Toy Story 4’ brought to life by former viz contributors

‘Toy Story 4’ brought to life by former viz contributors

posted June 19, 2019
Sixteen former Texas A&M visualization students helped bring back to life some of cinema’s most beloved characters in Toy Story 4, the latest installment in the hit animated movie series, which opened Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Undergrads employ robotics in design and construction

Undergrads employ robotics in design and construction

posted May 30, 2019
Texas A&M undergraduates in several disciplines experimented with a cutting-edge approach to robotics in design and manufacturing in a spring 2019 class led by Maryam Mansoori, a Ph.D. architecture student.
Summit explored future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explored education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
More than 50 tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars gathered in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.