New video highlights research at
Texas A&M College of Architecture


The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s five formally organized research centers and its Visualization Laboratory are featured in a new video, produced with funds provided by members of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the college.

One of the premier design research institutions in the world and the largest college of its kind in the United States, the Texas A&M College of Architecture, through its research centers, strives to improve the knowledge base of the planning, design, construction professions.

With externally funded research typically exceeding $4-5.5 million annually, college faculty and students maintain world-famous programs focusing on healthy environments, visualization, sustainability, historic preservation and hazards recovery and mitigation.

Additionally, the college’s research centers support six graduate certification programs in Sustainable Urbanism, Environmental Hazard Management, Facility Management, Health Systems and Design, Transportation Planning and Historic Preservation.

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Research at Texas A&M College of Architecture part 01

Research at Texas A&M College of Architecture part 02

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College of Architecture Research Centers:

CRS Center for Leadership and Management in the Design and Construction Industry: The mission of the CRS Center is to create useful knowledge in leadership and management that applies to both individual projects as well as firms and organizations in the design, construction and facility management industry. The CRS Center manages the Graduate Certificate in Facility Management.

Center for Housing and Urban Development: The Center for Housing and Urban Development (CHUD) was established by the Texas Legislature in 1991 as a research and outreach arm of Texas A&M's College of Architecture. The center is involved in architecture, urban planning and social outreach in the colonias, impoverish, predominantly Hispanic communities along the Texas-Mexico border. CHUD manages the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Urbanism.

Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center: Established at Texas A&M University in 1989, the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center and engages in research in hazard mitigation, disaster preparedness, response and recovery around the world. The center is one of only two United Nations Collaborative Centers in the world, affiliated through the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The HRRC manages the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Hazard Management.

Center for Health Systems and Design: The Center for Health Systems and Design (CHSD) is a collaboration between the colleges of Architecture and Medicine at Texas A&M University that promotes research, innovation and communication in an interdisciplinary program that focuses on health facility planning and design. The CHSD manages the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems and Design.

Center for Heritage Conservation: The Center for Heritage Conservation combines established teaching and research expertise in building documentation and preservation with emerging technologies for measuring and recording. The CHC manages the Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation.

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