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  • Design, construction and planning professionals help
    college faculty develop vision for the 21st Century

  • 24th Annual Rowlett Lecture offers insider's view
    into workings of world-renown design firm RTKL

  • Faculty ponder future of College of Architecture’s new
    16-acre “Architecture Ranch” at November charrette

  • Construction industry leaders, academics examine diversity challenges at Dec. 5, 2003 conference

  • Firm donates $1 million worth of high-tech plant
    design and management software to college

  • America's best: A&M's student chapter of Associated General Contractors voted top in the United States

  • Students inaugurate college's Architecture
    Ranch with "Pet Palace" Build Day project

  • Texas A&M construction team earns first place in annual ASC construction management competition

  • Hands-on experience pays off for new AGC
    Outstanding Student in Construction Science

  • Studio designs Columbia space shuttle memorial to be built in East Texas community impacted by the crash

  • Students unveil designs for Cambodian Land Mine
    Museum, aid organization's founder visits campus

  • Students transform plain paper lunch bag into extraordinary headwear for design studio event

  • Students design, construct 43-foot conceptual
    structure to honor beloved professor Alan Stacell

  • Italian town erects 9-11 memorial designed
    by trio of visiting Aggie architecture students

  • Los Americas Digital Research Network connects
    design studios throughout Western Hemisphere

  • $59.5 K telecommunications grant enhances
    A&M's M. Arch distance learning curriculum

  • Students' designs help church rise from the ashes, Singleton congregation turns out for model unveilings

  • Research examining microclimate generation in residential courtyards student an AIA/AAH honor

  • Sustainable development: Student helps design, build unique family home on Auburn Rural Studio team

  • HOK executive, Parshall, named 2002 Peña Professor; offers graduate seminar on architectural programming

  • 2003 Master of Architecture grad crowned
    Miss Galaxy 2004 at international pageant

  • 23rd Annual Rowlett Lecture offers unique glimpse
    into evolution of top design firm 3D/International

  • Collaborative urban design studio develops plan to revitalize unique coastal town of Palacios, Texas

  • A&M landscape team's design for 1,250-acre multi-use Chinese research park wins international competition

  • Sustainable Urbanism: New nexus for sustainability, cities and the environmental design professions

  • Texas A&M University to host urban planning, management workshop for Chinese mayors.

  • A&M architecture students design therapeutic
    rooftop garden for Mother Frances Hospital

  • Landscape architecture student creates
    memorial with flag for each 9-11 victim

  • Another form of healing: A&M students
    design garden in memory of classmate

  • Dean of UT School of Architecture lectures on
    urban human ecology at Texas A&M University

  • New associate dean for research, Lou Tassinary, will direct College of Architecture's scientific initiatives

  • 2003 global research symposium showcases A&M College of Architecture faculty research initiatives

  • National Science Foundation program director suggests techniques to increase funding chances for research

  • 2004 faculty research symposium keynote address: "Basic Research: Challenges and Opportunities"

  • Texas Transportation Institute and College of
    Architecture sign memorandum of agreement

  • A&M vying for homeland security center; faculty research showcased at 2002 global symposium

  • Rogers appointed director of Hazard Reduction
    and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University

  • Fed seeks counsel on disaster response from
    emergency management scientists at HRRC

  • Hazard Research and Recovery Center scientists developing on-line emergency management text

  • Taiwanese civil defense officials visit A&M,
    study emergency management techniques

  • HRRC scientists tour disaster prone cities in
    Brazil, council Brazilian civil defense officials

  • HRIL's fifth Historic Preservation Symposium to look
    at historic conservation technology and practices

  • A&M preservation team documents Montezuma
    Castle, a pre-historic cliff dwelling in Arizona

  • The College of Architecture earns membership
    in National Council of Preservation Education

  • HRIL's 2003 preservation symposium examines
    historical perspectives on culture and form

  • Thirteen Aggies, most of them former “Vizzers,” worked
    on Pixar’s blockbuster animated feature, “Finding Nemo”

  • "Vizzers" collaborate with A&M scientist, fellow Ags to develop "Enlightening Lightning!" planetarium project

  • PHOTOS: Painting to music: Mary Saslow’s painting
    studio fills canvases while listening to Anderson string quartet

  • Animated short film, "March of the Chicken Man," earns
    international accolades for A&M student filmmaker

  • A&M art instructor satires colorfully packaged
    sugar-saturated kid food in art installation

  • Visualization professor developing next-generation high
    performance, immersive visualization environments

  • A&M professor lectures British Royal Society on
    healing benefits of modern health facility design

  • Gardens have the potential to improve health, reduce
    stress and lessen pain, professor's research shows

  • Architecture students are 18th and 19th
    Aggies named AIA/AHA Graduate Fellows

  • M.Arch student earns Souder Award for research on facility designs for Alzheimer's disease patients

  • A&M design studio works with architects on new
    facility for "short stay" hospital in Garland, Texas

  • Professor Shepley selected for Architecture for Social Justice Awards Program: Partnerships in Teaching

  • "Smart Aging" residential designs earn recognition for Aggie architecture students in national competition

  • A&M professor co-founds GUPHA: Global organization supports university architecture-for-health programs

  • Today's maternity care providers blending
    home comforts with modern medical services

  • Unique health center designs accentuate beneficial relationships between humans, animals and nature

  • Visiting professor strives to educate Western
    architects on Middle Eastern hospital design

  • Students design 'super ambulances' equipped to
    respond to chemical, biological weapon attacks

  • Student designs for Brenham retirement
    community showcased at public exhibit

  • A&M architecture students help Boston firm
    design 157-acre master-planned community

  • A&M researcher eyes women-run micro-enterprises
    in low-income areas along U.S/Mexico border

  • Hidalgo County officials, residents celebrate
    opening of new San Juan Community Center

  • McAllen Medical Center donation will provide
    outreach worker for state's Colonias Program

  • A&M teams up with high school to research
    information technology in Rio Grande Valley

  • One Spirit, One Vision: College eyes $30 million
    goal in $1 billion Texas A&M Capital Campaign

  • Endowed chair, professorship promise to reinforce
    college's health facilities design, research programs

  • Friends, former students launch capital campaign
    with endowed scholarships, professorship, chair

  • College receives antique collection of china designed
    by faculty, students and depicting A&M buildings

  • A LOVE STORY: Renee Zelman has run Norman Furniture for decades — three without Norman

  • CLASS ACTS: Former College of Architecture
    students share news with classmates, faculty

  • Five College of Architecture alumni receive 2003
    Outstanding Alumnus Award at October banquet

  • Former A&M student helping Alaskan-based group
    rebuild schools for girls in war-torn Afghanistan

  • Master of Architecture graduate earns American Institute of Architects' Young Architect Award

  • Architect to the Stars: Former student David Applebaum makes it big with a small practice

  • Picture-perfect buildings: Alum Charles Smith
    becomes a force in architectural photography

  • Award-winning architecture student relays tale of
    harrowing escape from sinking Alaskan crab boat

  • Former student, architect Mark Wamble's portfolio featured in July 1, 2002 Architecture magazine

  • Architecture professor Malcolm Quantrill earns
    James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award

  • Professor Jon Rodiek is elevated to Fellow in
    the American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Woodcock receives McKee Award from
    Association for Preservation Technology

  • Texas A&M Architecture professor Geva named
    Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar

  • Architecture professor receives the 2003 Bush
    Excellence Award for Faculty in Public Service

  • HRIL director appointed to post on General Service Administration's National Register of Peer Professionals

  • New book explores impact of influential
    architecture firm Caudill Rowlett Scott

  • Professor translates book examining design education and its effect on design process and products

  • Professor's book suggests ways to translate personal experience and transfer it to architecture and design

  • Australian study abroad program focuses
    on market-based sustainable development

  • World-wise: College of Architecture students spend
    semester away in study programs around the globe