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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.
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.
Healthcare design excellence elevates alumnus to AIA fellow

Design excellence elevates alumnus to AIA fellow

posted March 18, 2019
The American Institute of Architects has elevated former Texas A&M student Tushar Gupta ’00 to its prestigious College of Fellows for achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession and for his significant contributions to the profession and society.
'Health Systems and Networks: The New Clients:' case studies

Arch-For-Health lectures feature new healthcare systems

posted January 17, 2019
Leading healthcare system administrators, architects and professionals in related fields will reveal collaborative strategies and case studies of innovative healthcare systems in the spring 2019 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
CoSci student creates high-tech, 3-D renderings of Francis Hall

CoSci student creates immersive Francis Hall 3-D model

posted November 19, 2018
Richly detailed, immersive tours of Francis Hall, the home of Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science, are now available to anyone with an Internet connection.
Viz prof earns award for hybrid creations from area art council

Arts council honors Viz prof for hybrid creations

posted October 2, 2018
For making lasting, impactful contributions to the Bryan/College Station area with her creative efforts, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, assistant professor of visualization, was named the M.L. “Sonny” Moss Artist of the Year by the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.
20th annual college research symposium set for Oct. 29

Oct. 29 symposium spotlights college, faculty research

posted September 5, 2018
The wide variety of research and creative work by faculty and doctoral students will be showcased at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s 20th annual research symposium, October 29, 2018, at Preston Geren Auditorium.
Experts to discuss collaboratively built, resilient healthcare facilities

Experts to discuss creation of resilient healthcare facilities

posted August 30, 2018
Leading architects and builders will reveal collaborative strategies to create healthcare facilities where caregivers provide top-flight medical care during and after natural disasters in the Texas A&M fall 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Award-winning paper by design prof details link between brain health, everyday gardening tasks

Design prof’s paper describes gardening, brain health links

posted August 14, 2018
Typical gardening tasks can help older adults stave off age-related cognitive decline, said Susan Rodiek, associate professor of architecture, in an award-winning paper that brought international attention to research by two colleagues.
College honors 6 outstanding former students at annual event

College honors 6 outstanding alumni at Nov. 15 ceremony

posted August 13, 2018
Six Texas A&M College of Architecture former students who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective fields were honored as Outstanding Alumni at a Nov. 15, 2018 banquet in College Station.
Japan trip yields designs for multigenerational community

Japan trip yields multigenerational community designs

posted August 7, 2018
Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated to develop concepts for a Japanese retirement village designed to enhance the health of elderly residents by integrating them with young families and college students.
Former First Lady touts LAND student’s rooftop garden design

Laura Bush touts student’s rooftop garden design

posted May 31, 2018
Former First Lady Laura Bush recently announced a health research initiative that will feature a Houston healing garden designed by Phillip Hammond, a Texas A&M landscape architecture student.
Architecture-for-Health students create healthcare 'hub' designs

Design students create healthcare ‘hub’ concepts

posted May 5, 2018
Conceptual designs of a “health hub,” an emerging healthcare facility concept that emphasizes illness prevention as well as treatment, were unveiled recently by Texas A&M environmental design students at public events in Dallas and on campus.
Texas A&M study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

Study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

posted May 5, 2018
A team of Texas A&M urban planners are investigating the value of allowing “citizen scientists” to collect environmental data for agencies charged with protecting lives and property in natural disasters as part of a two-year National Science Foundation study.
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.