CLASS OF 1958
Bobby Noack ARCO ’58 retired in April, 2006 from his position
as Vice President of International Sales & Marketing for
Space Imaging Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently
self employed as a consultant for high resolution satellite
imagery marketing and operations, Noack lives in San Antonio,
CLASS OF 1963
Robert Lane ARCO ’63 is currently the program director
for the Dallas County Community College District Bond Program
for Austin Commercial, LP; however, he’s looking forward
to retirement in May 2006.
CLASS OF 1966
Joseph Smyth IV BARCH ’66 and MARCH ’67
will retire in December of 2006. He currently works in central
Arizona, where he continues his work in planning, designing and
developing ecologically sustainable communities. Joseph has two
sons: Jody, age 31, and Elija, age 8.
CLASS OF 1967
At the 2006 national conference of the American Planning Association,
it was announced that Robert Hunter BARCH ’67 and MARCH ’71
has been elected to a four-year term as president of the organization.
Hunter has served as Executive Director of the Hillsborough County
City-County Planning Commission in Tampa, Fla. since 1987. In
2001, he was named a Fellow in the American Institute of Certified
Planners. He and his wife, Vickie, live in Plant City, Fla.
CLASS OF 1968
David Green BARCH ’68 was married January 2005, shortly
after retiring on the last day of December in 2004. He built
a house and moved to Wylie, Texas in May 2005.
CLASS OF 1969
Robert E. Lee ARCO ’69 and MARCH ’73
will be leaving soon for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to work on a
project for World Bank and U.S. Aid. Lee will be evaluating 123
national hospitals for upgrade, in both facilities and medical
equipment, in anticipation of U.S. Aid assistance funding.
CLASS OF 1989
In 2005, Nicolaas Wilkens BED ’89 left his job with Korth
Sunseri Hagey Architects in San Francisco, Calif., and moved
to Michigan. While in Michigan, Wilkens has been working on both
historic preservation and sustainable projects through his companies,
Fenn’s Design Mill and Wilkens Design Studio, LLC.
CLASS OF 1970
After receiving his BARCH Jay Garrot ’70
practiced in Florida before earning his MARCH at North Carolina
He became registered in Ohio and taught architecture at five
universities. Garrot founded the Hammons School of Architecture
and the Center for Community Studies at Drury University, and
established a collaborative program with Tsinghau University
in Beijing. Along the way, Garrot married and now has two children
and two grandchildren.
John Small BED ’70 is Executive Vice President of Parsons
Corporation in Charlotte, N.C., responsible for global business
development for all commercial markets. Before moving to Charlotte,
Small managed Parsons operations in Russia (1994-1999) and London,
CLASS OF 1971
Richard Landry BED ’71 celebrated the 27th anniversary
of his company, Landry Architects in Salem, N. H., in November
2005. Landry Architects has grown to a 15-person firm, and is
busy with a varied portfolio of work all over New England. Landry
and his wife, Maureen, celebrated their 35th anniversary in August.
A licensed clinical social worker in Delaware, their oldest daughter
Jenny has been married for nearly five years. Their son Richard
Jr. has been married for almost three years and has been working
in the family business. And their youngest daughter, Beth, is
working on her Master’s in Education at the University
of New Hampshire and will be getting married following graduation
in 2006. Landry plans on semi-retiring in 2008, turning the business
over to Rich Jr. He and Maureen will be building a home in Vero
Beach, Fla. to begin spending winters there.
John Parker BED ’71 and MARCH 1972 has retired from active
practice and is currently dabbling with some design-build projects.
CLASS OF 1972
Raymond de Milliano MUP ’72 says he is semi-retired from
his position as a Certified Senior Advisor with Sierra Health & Life.
He spends a lot of time volunteering at rest homes, retirement
centers and organizations serving the homeless. De Milliano says
he has successfully led a quiet, productive life serving God
to the best of his abilities, and he hopes to do so for several
Phillip Rivers BED ’72, an architect with Hermes Architects,
reports that his brotherhood group at Congregation Emanuel-Houston
helped frame a home for some Katrina victims in Orange, Texas.
Rivers says they do Mitzvahs all year long, and invites anyone
who has a day or a couple of hours to participate.
CLASS OF 1973
Willie Carlson BLA ’73 is enjoying his work as regional
architect at the USDA Forest Service, which includes N.M. and
Ariz. With six projects in development, the only one under construction
is in Questa, N.M. and should be ready for occupancy in late
May or early June of this year. Other projects in the preliminary
stage will be built in Sedona and Camp Verde, Ariz. and Cloudcroft,
Mountain Air, and Magdelena N.M. Carlson’s wife Sheerie
(the teasip of the family) is a family counselor in an adolescent
treatment center in Albuquerque, and the two enjoy traveling
and golf. Carlson would like to find Sid Gregg and Van Pool,
and gives a big “howdy” to the entire graduating
class in landscape architecture ’73.
J. David Dacus BED ’73 is the director of the commercial,
retail and production housing group for ATI Architects and Engineers
in California. The second phase of the San Francisco Bay Area
community of Mountain House (the first new town begun in the
U.S. since the Millennium) has just begun construction. Dacus
has been instrumental in writing and administering the Design
Guidelines for the Single Family & Multifamily Residential;
Commercial, Office and Industrial; Town Center; and Community
Service District. He has also designed the first park pavilion
and neighborhood commercial center. At buildout, the community
will be a thriving town of 44,000 residents with 11 K-8 schools,
a high school and a community college. His wife Rachel is “in
press” on her second book of poetry by David Robert Books, “Femme
au Chapeau.” She recently published her second poetry CD, “Singing
in the Pandeleshwar Cave,” through the online Aslop Review
where she is on staff of a poetry board. They are enjoying their
new hybrid Prius, averaging 50 mpg, and keeping track of their
two Silky “Terrier-ists”. Dacus gives thanks to the
fine faculty in the architecture department.
Following graduation, Thomas Duke BED ’73 and INSD ’74
worked in Houston for 3D/I and Morris Aubury. In 1979, Duke opened
a branch office for Morris Aubury in Nashville, Tenn., primarily
working with the Hospital Corporation of America on their corporate
offices and hospitals throughout the United States. Two years
later he went on to form Architectural Alliance, opening offices
in Nashville and Memphis. In 1988, Duke moved to Seattle, Wash.
to form T.A. Duke & Associates, working with commercial interiors
and corporate headquarters for various local and national companies.
Eleven years later he relocated his company to Westcliffe, Colo.
and has recently moved again to Colorado Springs, where his firm
has been mainly focused on commercial projects in the southern
portion of the state. He was married in 1999 to his high school
sweetheart after a delay of 30 years.
LeRoy Gutierrez BDCR ’73 has been working for Kellogg
Brown & Root since graduation in 1973. He is involved with
upgrading U.S. Embassies worldwide.
CLASS OF 1974
Vincent Caldeira BED ’74 recently moved back to his native
state of Texas near Austin, after spending more than 20 years
in Indianapolis, Ind. He now hopes to slow down and enjoy his
CLASS OF 1975
David Cornell BED ’75 has been busy with new and remodeled
home design as an architect at Cornell Architecture in Plano,
Texas. Over the past year the firm has received some commercial
work that looks to have some longevity. Cornell will be pursuing
the build side of the projects this year.
CLASS OF 1976
John Henry BED ’76 and MARCH ’78 wanted to share
the new websites for his company, John Henry Design International
in Maitland, Fla. You can see his work at www.FloridaArchitect.com
and www.DreamHomeDesignUSA.com .
James Pirtle BED and BDCR ’76 is enjoying his life in
Panama City Beach, Fla. as the Director of Construction—Bay
County for St. Joe Company, Towns & Resorts. He sends out
a big “Gig ‘em” to the centennial class of ’76.
CLASS OF 1977
As director of the Parks and Recreation Department for Mesquite,
Cisneros MLA ’77 enjoys creating programs and recreational
facilities that enhance the quality of life for as many people
as possible. Cisneros and his family miss being in Aggieland
and visit whenever they can.
Ricky Penick BLA ’77 is the owner of Penick Lawn Sprinklers
in College Station, and would love to stay in touch with old
CLASS OF 1978
President of CawyerStevens Architects, Fred Cawyer BED and MBDS ’78,
recently announced the addition of business partner Walter A.
Marks II, AIA and the formal name change of the firm to CSM Architects
- CawyerStevensMarks. With more than 15 years experience in design,
management, and production of national institutional projects,
such as Baylor Medical Center at Garland, the Children’s
Medical Center of Dallas, and Herman and St. Luke’s Hospitals
in Houston, Cawyer said Marks brings a new level of project enthusiasm,
focusing CSM’s design talent toward its healthcare clients.
Richard F. Ritz BLA ’78 lives in Mesquite, Texas and works
as a Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager. His current
project is Main Street Garden, one of the City of Dallas’ new “Downtown
CLASS OF 1979
Principal and healthcare market sector leader for Perkins and
Will, Houston, Greg Hughes BED ’79 and MARCH ’81,
has two sons in college and one in high school.
H. “Dusty” Smith, Jr. BDCR ’79 recently joined
W. G. Yates Construction as Business Unit Leader of the Dallas
office, which is the Health Care Division for the company. Yates
Construction, a Mississippi-based general contracting firm, is
currently building $1.7 billion nationally and actively working
to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
CLASS OF 1981
A self-employed architect for the past seven years, Joseph
Bennett BED ’81 and MARCH ’84 recently had one of his residential
projects featured on HGTV’s “Generation Renovation.” Other
noteworthy projects Bennett has recently completed include a
new 14,000 sq. ft. office building headquarters for Village Bank & Trust
and a new 2,400 sq. ft. Arts-and-Crafts style home that was selected
for the local AIA Homes Tour.
CLASS OF 1982
Curt Baxmann BED ’82 obtained his MARCH, with an emphasis
in Space Architecture, from the University of Houston in 1986,
where he worked with NASA on a second generation space station
and a manned mission to Mars. After 12 years of work in the architectural
profession in Houston, he changed careers and is currently enjoying
building young lives as an 8th grade U.S. History teacher at
Quail Valley Middle School in Missouri City, Texas.
CLASS OF 1983
Senior vice president for the Dienna Nelson Augustine Company
in Houston, Robert Carnegie BED ’83, said he enjoyed seeing
faculty and former students at the 2005 TSA convention in San
Terrell Musgrove BED ’83 and MARCH ’86 moved back
to Texas from Utah after accepting a position as a project manager
at Carter & Burgess in Fort Worth. He says he’s glad
to be back in Texas.
CLASS OF 1985
Having retired from the Navy at the rank of Commander, Jim
Rosser BDCR ’85 has returned to the College Station area and accepted
a job at Texas A&M University.
CLASS OF 1986
Trudi Smith ‘BED 1986 has recently moved back to Houston
and accepted a job with Buffalo Bayou Partnership as director
of PR and events. She says she is glad to be back in Texas.
CLASS OF 1987
Becky Lynn (Fullerton) Pennec BED ’87 is a project architect
and office manager of OPERA, a small firm in France. Pennec and
her firm recently won a four-star hotel competition for the Ile
Seguin, the former Renault site near Paris.
Owner and operations manager for N.O.W. Specialties, Inc. in
Carrolton, Texas, Daniel Ozuna BED ’87 recently worked
on the new international terminal “D” at the Dallas-Fort
CLASS OF 1989
Kelly McGill BDCR ’89 reports that she is currently working
as a project manager for Lexicon, Inc. based in Little Rock,
Ark. Her current project has her working on the island of Trinidad.
Project manager at Hardin Construction Company in Tampa, Fla.,
Floyd Lambert BDCR ’89 was married in June 2004 in Florence,
Michael Wells BED ’89 and MARCH ’95 works for HKS
Architects in Dallas. His wife Mindi is a graphic designer with
HKS, and they have a son, Michael Reed Wells, born April 29,
2005. They enjoy spending time with fellow alum Tom Frymire,
and his wife Susan.
CLASS OF 1990
Floyd Lambert BDCR ’90 has recently joined Centex Construction
as the Florida Regional Manager for Corporate Accounts. He is
now living in Tampa, Fla.
Steven Jackson BED ’90 received his architect’s
license in December and is practicing at PBK Architects in San
Antonio. He and his wife, Judy, were married in March 2005.
A district manager for San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Catherine
Thorne BED ’90 has been working for ARAMARK School Support
Services for the past 12 years. Although she’s not involved
in the design field anymore, Thorne has been able to utilize
her skills to develop plans for commercial kitchens and high-volume
cafeterias. Since graduation Thorne has become fluent in Spanish
while traveling the world, and she now resides in League City.
She said she would love to know where Philip Sikes, Tom Lavin,
Cathy Swartz and Sharon Farrar are now.
Jon Bassinger-Flores BLA ’90 and his partner have recently
relocated to Los Angeles to explore new career possibilities.
Bassinger-Flores is currently working as an administrative assistant
for the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, and is happy to have
escaped Chicago winters.
CLASS OF 1991
Working for HKS Architects in Dallas, Edward Abeyta BED ’91
and MARCH ’94 has recently received critical acclaim for
his principal work in designing the new Dallas W building. Completed
in 2006, the building combines office space with condominiums
and retail spaces. For the Dallas Morning News review of the
building, visit http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/
Kathy Biehn BED ’91 became a Registered Interior Designer
in the state of Texas in March 2006. She is currently working
on her architect registration requirements.
Scott Cutlip BED ’91 recently became a licensed architect.
He currently resides in Houston, Texas.
Debi Smith BED ’91 earned her Masters in Environmental
Engineering in ’93 from Tulane University. Having recently
returned to her hometown of Midland, Texas to raise her two children,
Smith is self-employed, running environmental engineering consulting
firm services for the oil and gas industry.
CLASS OF 1994
Currently a project manager with Durotech in Houston, Ronny
Perryman BDCR ’94 recently completed building the Erma
Lerma Rangle College of Pharmacy at Texas A&M University
Kingsville last year.
Brandi Reaves BLA ’94 recently accepted a position with
HNTB in Dallas as a senior landscape architect. She continues
to volunteer for the Texas Chapter of ASLA as Government Affairs
Chair, acting as liaison between the chapter and government advisor.
After more than 5 years with Alamo Architects in San Antonio,
Anthony Stanton BED ’94 has recently started working with
Carl Starry BDCR ’94 recently accepted the position of
Development Associate with Trammell Crow Residential’s
north Texas division. He is married to Steffani Brooks ’98.
Vice President at Balzer & Associates, Inc., Jeff
Staub BLA ’94 says every day with his wife and three children
(ages 4, 3, and 6 months) is an adventure. Work is also “wonderfully
chaotic,” says Staub, with business in central Virginia
booming and the availability of good personnel at a premium.
Staub sends a big “Howdy!” to the class of ’94.
CLASS OF 1995
Irene M. Allender BED ’95 recently moved
with her husband to another home in Dallas with their two-year-old
Having just attained the title of commercial realtor, Dan
Carlson BDCR ’95 is now working two “full time” jobs—in
his spare time, Carlson says, he designs homes as Envision Custom
Daniel Dixon BED ’95, MARCH ’04, MSLD ’04,
was recently promoted to manager of the planning department at
Canin Associates, Inc. in Orlando, Fla. He oversees a staff of
approximately 15 in the firm of over 60 people as a designer
of urban communities. Dixon was elected president of the Florida
Texas A&M Club for the second time and he is a co-organizer
of the Urban Land Institute Young Leader Group, Orlando Chapter.
Project manager at The Design Studio, inc. (TDSi) in Cheyenne,
Wyo., Rachel Preston BED ’95 and MARCH ’98 recently
completed the design for the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens’ labyrinth.
She is preparing applications to travel to Tibet next summer,
where she will be documenting historic Buddhist monasteries and
nunneries during a time when the Chinese are dismantling their
historic architectural elements. In between studying for exams,
which she will complete in June, Preston enjoys snowboarding,
skiing, hiking, kayaking, driving her jeep off of cliffs, spending
time with friends and volunteering at social service groups around
Heather (Bobbie) Robinson BED ’95 has married and changed
her name, and is working as a professional artist in San Francisco,
CLASS OF 1996
An associate at Hornblower, Manning & Ward, P.C. in Corpus
Christi, John Hubert MUP ’96, returned home from Iraq last
year ago after completing a great deal of urban and regional
improvements. He and his wife had their second child in early
David Nienhueser BED ’96 has recently changed employment.
Formerly an associate at Metis Advisory Group, LTD., Nienhueser
is now an associate at Eckroth Planning Group in Chicago, Ill.
His duties include the functional programming, space planning
and design of healthcare facilities.
Jorge Rousselin BED ’96 has recently moved from El Paso
to Austin to work for the City of Austin in as a Senior Planner
in Urban Design, Zoning and Downtown Planning Projects. Rousselin
is looking forward to enrolling in the MARCH program at the University
Before joining Hillwood Development as a development manager
last year, Thomas Woliver BLA ’96 worked as a land planner
and landscape architect for eight years. He and his wife Tricia
Amador BLA ’97 had a baby girl, Bella, in 2002 and are
expecting again in June 2006.
CLASS OF 1997
Since graduation, Daron Andrus BED ’97 has worked at HKS,
Inc. in Dallas. A senior designer in the hospitality studio,
Andrus and his group were recently ranked #2 in the world in
hospitality by “World Architecture.” Andrus has been
married for 13 years and has 3 young boys.
Project manger at D.E. Harvey Builders in Houston, William
D. Euston BDCR ’97 recently celebrated the birth of his first
child, William Henry.
Emma Hocker MSARCH ’97 has been working at the Vasa Museum
in Stockholm, Sweden for the past 3 years. She is responsible
fore documenting and conserving finds from the Royal Warship
Vasa, which sank in Stockholm Harbor in 1628.
An associate at Kirksey in Houston, Paul Neworoff BED ’97
became licensed in the state of Texas in August of 2005.
Robert Rodriguez-Garza Ph.D.ARCH ‘97, was recently appointed
as the director of the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities
at Simon Bolivar University. Regarded by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization as one of the top five universities
in Latin America, Simon Bolivar University is comprised of Economy,
Foreign Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Social
Sciences and Architecture and Planning Departments. From 1998
to 2003, Rodriguez-Garza was the chair of the Urban Planning
and Development Program at the university, increasing annual
student enrollment six times in four years. The program became
internationally recognized by institutions from the Economic
European Community, and won two national awards, the “Orden
al Merito” and the “University Innovation for Academic
Excellence.” Prior to the appointment, Rodriguez-Garza
was a visiting lecturer in the City and Regional Planning Department
at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo,
and was appointed treasurer of the Global Planning Education
Network Coordinating Committee.
Daniel Turner BED ’96 and his business partner, Jonathan
Odom BED ’96 are celebrating the second anniversary of
their design firm, Odom Turner Studio, this December. Turner
says that business has been growing, and that they continue to
make inroads in the Austin design community.
CLASS OF 1998
(Webber) Cummings MARCH ’98 was married in November 2005.
She currently works for Architexas in Dallas.
Project manager at BHA in Alabama, Anne Lumsden Ellis BED ’98
was married to Neil Ellis last year and they recently had a baby
girl, Josephine Breck Ellis.
Rita Hodge MLS ’98 formed her own Landscape Design firm,
titled rHfactor, four years ago in Houston, Texas. One of her
garden designs was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle’s
Gloss Magazine, pg. 22, August 3, 2006.
Jonathan McMillian BLA ’98 is enjoying
life with his wife, Jenny, and their daughters, Meagan and Macy.
for Clark Condon Associates.
Patrick Morrah MARCH ’98 has lived in New York City, Savannah,
Ga., San Jose, Calif., and most recently Las Vegas, Nev. He is
a project manager at Wynn Design and Development, and his work
has included schools, restaurants, corporate interiors and now
hotel-casinos, with upcoming projects in Macau, China and Singapore.
He is a licensed architect in Georgia.
Jennifer Taylor-Mannhard BED ’98 received a Master of
Urban and Regional Planning and Graduate Certificate in Real
Estate Development from Portland State University and is currently
working for StastnyBrun Architects.
CLASS OF 1999
Ronald Abarca BED ’99 reports that he is working with
TDI in Austin as a mechanical engineer.
Alexander Clinton BED ’99 is employed as team coordinator
for Perkins + Will in Houston. He reports that he recently completed
his LEED Accredited Professional CDT Certification.
Michael W. Hammer BED ’99 and MSCOMG ’00 is currently
with David Weekly Homes as the lead estimator for the “Build
on Your Lot” program in Dallas. He and his wife Jacqueline
celebrated their fifth anniversary this past year in 2005. Their
three-year-old son Thomas was anxiously awaiting the birth of
his baby sister, Lillian, in the summer of 2005l.
Jamie Moreno BED ’99 celebrated the anniversary of his
first year with Vaughn Design Studio in Houston this past August
2005, and started taking the ARE last fall to become licensed
within about year. He and his wife recently moved into their
new home in Richmond, Texas. Moreno says he could not have asked
for a better career and lifestyle following his education at
Texas A&M. He wants to give thanks to those at the College
for all they have done for him and all they continue to do for
the present architectural Aggies. Whoop and gig ‘em!
Gabriel J. Rios BDCR ’99 enlisted in the Army in 2001,
and has attained the rank of sergeant. He was married in 2002
to Susan Gibson ’02, and they now have two children, Diego
Roberto, born 20 Dec. 2002, and Juliet Paloma, born 28 July 2005.
Rios says life is good.
Julie Sands BED ’99 was recently hired as a construction
administrator at F&S Partners Incorporated, a Dallas firm
that offers architecture, interior design, and planning services.
Sands has six years of experience in the construction industry.
Most recently she worked for the architectural firm, SHW of Dallas.
CLASS OF 2000
Selso Garcia BED ’00 recently left his job with Corgan
Associates for a position with Three Architecture in Dallas.
Robert Holloway, Jr. BLA ’00 was recently elected to the
Arboretum and Conservation board of directors for the East Texas
Gardens, and is teaching a continuing education landscape class
at Kilgore College.
Having completed his master of architecture degree from Clemson
University, J. Clint Menefee BED ’00 is working in Dallas
F&S Partners, Inc.
Joshua W. Miller BED ’00 accepted an appointment to serve
as the state architect for USDA Rural Development in Lakewood,
Colo. in November 2005.
Matthew Roy BDCR ’00 and his wife recently returned from
England after he finished his Master’s degree in Project
Enterprise Management at University College London. He is currently
working for Huckabee & Associates in Fort Worth as a construction
Jeong-Han Woo MSCOMG ’00 and PhD. Arch ’05 recently
began working as an assistant professor in the Department of
Engineering Technology at Western Illinois University, teaching
residential design, construction estimating and construction
CLASS OF 2001
Laura K. Flannery BED ’01 was married to Sean
BDCR ’00, in October 2005. She recently completed her Masters
of Architecture at Tulane University and is working with SHW
Architects as an assistant project manager in Houston.
Assistant project manager at Vaughn Construction in Houston,
Brian L. Golden BDCR ’01 says he has married a wonderful
woman with a six-year-old daughter, and the two were expecting
their first child in August 2005.
Keith D. Kizzie MARCH ’01 recently moved to the Atlanta,
Catherine (Harlan) Konwisarz BDCR ’01 was recently married
and she and her husband are in the process of purchasing a new
home. She is pursuing two Masters of Law, one in tax law and
the other in energy law, while working as an associate attorney
on mergers and acquisitions of energy companies for LeBoeuf,
Greene & MacRae, LLP, an international law firm.
Tyra Vann Musoma ENDS ’01 celebrated her third wedding
anniversary with her husband, Henry, in December 2005. After
graduation they were living in Dallas, where she worked with
The Beck Group, then Staffelbach Design Associates. Henry took
a position as a lecturer in the Agriculture Department in fall
2005, so have returned to Aggieland. Musoma is currently serving
as the undergraduate academic advisor for ENDS, and she invites
to her former classmates drop in or give her a call if you are
ever in the area, she’d love to catch up.
Believe it or not, Jon Mytyk BED ’01 ran away and joined
the circus. Mytyk is currently the Lead Projections Technician
for the permanent installation of the Cirque du Soleil at the
MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. He runs two shows a night, and does
all the maintenance and troubleshooting for an interactive multimedia
system. Mytyk is considering going on tour with the upcoming
2007 show, but he is still undecided.
CLASS OF 2002
Heidi Hurr BLA ’02 began training to fly professionally
one year following graduation. In April 2005 she earned her commercial
pilot certificate, and is now officially recognized as Captain
Hurr. She is now studying to become a flight instructor to build
experience and gain flight hours.
An intern architect at Heimsath Architects in Austin, Jennifer
Love BED ’02 recently began a local Emerging Green Builders
chapter with a few other interested colleagues. Love was also
in the process of planning for a 2006 wedding in south Texas
to James Brooks McCleery, whom she met at the Engineering Computer
Lab on campus. Additionally she has been training for a 10K and
hopes to have built up to a half marathon soon.
Thomas B. Neild ENDS ’02 is a project engineer at Howard
S. Wright Construction in Los Angeles, Calif. He says it’s
not Texas, but the job’s paying. Come visit.
A project architect with Lamoreaux Associates in Houston, Coby
Williams BED ’02 is proud to announce the arrival of his
son, Cy Milam Williams, born in January 2005.
CLASS OF 2003
In May of 2006, Amy Adkison BED ’03 and Andrew
Adkison BED ’03 celebrated the birth of their first child. Amy
works at Wyatt and Associates, and in May she was anticipating
Andrew’s graduation with his Master of Architecture.
Logan T. Cross BDCR ’03 recently received
a transfer within Tilson Homes to San Antonio, where they
are much busier.
Bulfinch BED ’03 reports that she is currently
working under a PE doing framing engineering for residential
construction in Tomball, Texas. She is considering returning
to school for an engineering degree, but says she may also use
the experience she’s gained when she moves back into the
world of architecture.
Brett Davis BED ’03 is currently pursuing a master of
architecture degree at UCLA and expects to graduate in June 2008.
Jennifer D. Graham BED ’03 recently completed her MARCH
at the University of Minnesota.
Following her May 2006 graduation with her M.S. in Public Horticulture
from the University of Delaware, Melody Gray BLA ’03 is
moving back to College Station and getting married.
Amber Hill BLA ’03 moved to Washington,
D.C. in February 2006 and began a new job at LandDesign, Inc.
The company works
on planned communities, government projects and urban design,
all from a renovated car shop in Old Town Alexandria that has
been converted into big, bright studio spaces. Hill loves her
new job and new city.
Kelly McGuffie BED ’03 is currently living in Plymouth,
England with her husband, Mitch. Mitch is an officer in the US
Navy and is doing an exchange tour with the Royal Navy. McGuffie,
who had previously worked for KB Home in San Diego, Calif., is
now taking advantage of the great travel opportunities in Europe
while her husband is stationed there.
Christy Corbett Koether MARCH ’03 and her husband Curtis
were expecting their first baby, a boy due on Dec. 25, 2005.
She is working as an architectural intern for Heights Venture
Architects in Dallas, and still tracking her IDP hours. Koether
hopes to start teaching in the architecture field in the near
Tracy Richmond BED ’03 reports that she was recently promoted
to Senior Project Manager at Steve & Barry’s in Port
Washington, NY. Her Texas projects include several malls in the
central and southeastern parts of the state. She is also excited
to announce that she has become engaged, with a wedding to take
place sometime in 2007.
Since graduating in 2003, Whitney Skinner BED ’03 has
been attending Auburn University, and she will graduate with
her Master of Industrial Design in August 2006. While at Auburn,
Skinner has been collaborating on a study abroad trip to Italy
and Europe with the Auburn Building Science program. She has
also been a charter member of the Committee of 19, a student-led
group for the War on Hunger Initiative sponsored by the United
Nation’s World Food Program. After graduation in August
2006, Skinner will either work in the design field or she will
continue her education in the Ph.D. program at Auburn in the
Department of Consumer Affairs.
Phillip Smith BDCR ’03 was recently promoted from field
engineer to project superintendent at Brookstone, L.P. in Houston.
He is currently supervising the $3 million Pools and Pavilion
Project for the Houston Racquet Club, which will include a family
and Olympic lap pool and an outdoor pavilion.
Ho Joon Yang MSCOMG ’03 was just hired
by the Mortenson Company as a Scheduling Engineer II. He says
that he will keep his fellow Aggies apprised of any job openings
CLASS OF 2004
For his professional paper, “HOV Lanes: Practice-Application
in Houston” Suhag Kansara MUP ’04 received the Best
Student Paper Award from the 2005 Houston Section of the American
Planning Association this past September. A month later, Kansara
received the 2005 Outstanding Student Poster Award for his project, “Safety
in HOV Lanes” from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning
Association. He also presented research at the International
HOV Conference in May 2005, and will present again in April 2006,
this time on the subject of, “Urban Indicators for Development
and Analysis of TOD: Measurement and Effectiveness in Houston
A construction superintendent for Centex Homes in San Antonio,
Pamela “Nicki” Mitchell BDCR ’04 is in her
second year of employment and has already received her second
promotion. She loves her work.
Currently an Account Executive in Houston, Texas, Josh
T. Nachlinger BED ’04 has recently decided to move out of the design
field, and now works more on the product side of projects. He
focuses on dealing with architects and custom builders of high-end
Candace Romero BED ’04 is currently working as an associate
internal controls analyst at Bell Helicopter’s quality
group in Fort Worth, Texas, creating presentations for the senior
staff. In her spare time outside of work, Romero is researching
graduate school options and enjoying photography.
Derek Schuelke BED ’04 announces that he is currently
working in medical sales and is living in Austin.
Very busy since graduation, Michael Seim BDCR ’04 is working
with Centex Homes in Minnesota. He is performing multiple tasks
including land acquisition and land development. Seim says he
is truly grateful of the education he received while in the College
of Architecture, because it comes in handy every day. His other
big news is that he will be getting married in August 2007 to
his long-time girlfriend, Michelle.
Amrit A. Singh BLA ’04 will be completing his MSLD in
December 2006 at A&M. His focus is on developing master-planned
A project manager in the waterproofing and restoration division,
Andy Wharton BED ’04 is enjoying his work at Chamberlin
Dallas, Ltd. Wharton was married April 22, 2006.
Park C. Young MSLD ’04 works in Seoul, Korea as an Assistant
Development Manager for a construction company.
CLASS OF 2005
Tyler Hardy BDCR ’05 has been working for Whiting-Turner
Contracting in Waco, Texas. In June 2006, he will begin a new
job with BASS Marketing Consultants, also in Waco, as an Inside
Sales Consultant. Hardy got married on February 4, 2006, and
says he is enjoying every moment.
Tyagi Priyanka MSCOMG ’05 has been hired by Skanska USA
as an architectural specialist, shortly after completing his
thesis under the direction of Dr. Charles Graham, Dr. Richard
Burt, and Dr. Stuart Anderson. Priyanka says the flexibility
and choices of courses that were offered in the Master’s
program contribute toward making a well-rounded professional,
an attribute greatly appreciated in the industry. Additionally,
he says the College, and more specifically the Construction Science
Department, provide a very supportive and interactive environment
for the students to develop their personal and professional skills.
So go ahead Aggies, he urges, utilize all you can and go “gig” the
Truitt G. Raun BED ’05 will be attending the University
of Cincinnati in the fall of 2006 working on his Master’s
Having recently graduated from the College of Architecture with
a Master of Landscape Architecture degree, Janette Shellenbarger
BLA ’05 has moved to Colorado Springs to begin her employment
with NES Incorporated. She is also looking forward to receiving
her tuition rebate.
Arlene W. Reich MARCH ’05 currently works as a Historic
Preservation Advisor in Grosse lle, Michigan. Her most recent
project is restoring the historic Eisenhower Executive Office
Building in Washington, DC.
Dipti Trivedi MLA ’05 is a Junior Associate Landscape
Architect with the Hitchcock Design Group in Chicago, Ill. Trivedi
says one of the biggest challenges was getting used to the Midwestern
winters, and invites all to learn about the firm’s pioneering
work in landscape architecture and land planning at www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com.
Just five days after graduation, Aaron M. Vorweek MARCH ’05
began working with Huckabee & Associates, Inc. in Fort Worth
as an intern architect. Vorweek was married on June 18, 2005
at the Marty Leonard Chapel. He and his wife Amanda reside in
CLASS OF 2006
Ana Castaneda BLA ’06 started her career at SWA Group.
She was recently engaged and is planning on an April 2007 wedding.
Fernando Diego BDCR ‘06 graduated in 2006 and is working
as a project engineer. Diego says work is “good, good,
After having graduated early, David Morris BED ’06 began
attending the Master of Science program in Visualization Sciences
at Texas A&M in the fall of 2005.
Following his August 2006 graduation, David Stallman BDCR ’06
began working as a project engineer for Hoar Construction in