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Arch students aid restoration of historic train depot

Arch students aid restoration of historic train depot

postedWed, 26 Sep 2018
Using high-tech tools including photogrammetry, laser scanning and 3-D modeling, Texas A&M architecture students created historic documentation and restoration plans for a beloved 105-year-old Deanville, Texas-based train depot.
College to honor 6 outstanding alumni at Nov. 15 ceremony

College to honor 6 outstanding alumni at Nov. 15 ceremony

postedMon, 13 Aug 2018
Six Texas A&M College of Architecture former students who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective fields will be honored as outstanding alumni at a Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 banquet in College Station.
Arch professor helps Kazakhstan rebrand its cultural identity

Arch professor helps Kazakhstan rebrand its cultural identity

postedMon, 09 Apr 2018
In the emerging Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, Stephen Caffey, a Texas A&M architecture professor, is advising an artist-led initiative promoting the country’s storied history, cultural diversity and aspirations.
Preservation students model historic temple

Preservation students model historic temple

postedFri, 02 Feb 2018
Using tools like terrestrial laser scanners and drones, a team of architecture students, working with the College of Architecture’s Center for Heritage Conservation, developed detailed images and 3-D models of Bryan's historic Temple Freda.
CHC symposium to feature heritage of African-Americans

CHC symposium to feature heritage of African-Americans

postedFri, 02 Feb 2018
The preservation of Texas’ historic African-American communities, imperiled repositories of black heritage and culture, was the focus of the 2018 Texas A&M Center for Heritage Conservation’s Historic Preservation Symposium.

Events

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"Preserving Historic Places:  Challenges and Successes in Mississippi & Dallas"

 by David Preziosi, FAICP

 Executive Director, Preservation Dallas

 Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4pm

 Langford A212 (Janice L. and Harold L. Adams '61 Presentation Room

 

For over twenty years, David Preziosi, FAICP, has worked in the preservation field helping communities recognize and preserve their historic places. David will explore some of the historic preservation challenges and the successes he has been involved with in both Mississippi and Dallas working in the government and nonprofit sectors. Such work has included fighting demolition of historic places, advocating for city governments to enact preservation protections, documenting historic resources, and responding to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on Mississippi’s historic structures.  

For more information, please contact Prof. Anat Geva (ageva@arch.tamu.edu).  

 

 

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New Urbanism and the Destruction of American Public Housing.” 

The  Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning's lecture series is honored to welcome Dr. Fred McGhee October 15, 2018. Fred L. McGhee is an Austin, Texas-based historical archaeologist and urban anthropologist. Since 2002 he has served as President and Principal Investigator of Fred L. McGhee & Associates, the only African-American, and Disabled Veteran owned and operated archaeological and environmental consulting company in the United States.

 

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The Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University is pleased to sponsor "The National Register of Historic Places: Addressing the Diversity Deficit," a lecture by Vincent L. Michael, PhD, Executive Director of the San Antonio Conservation Society on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 4:05 pm, in Langford A212 (Janice L. and Harold L. Adams ’61 Presentation Room). For more information, please contact Prof. Anat Geva (ageva@arch.tamu.edu).  

 

A Time of Resolve: Texas A&M During the Great Depression

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Opening Reception- Cushing Library, Friday September 7th, 2-4pm. Professor Emeritus David Woodcock will be the featured speaker.

A Time of Resolve takes us on a journey of a growing college in a decade of struggle. The exhibition contains valuable pieces of Texas A&M's history in the time of the Great Depression. It features designs for the ten buildings designed by S.C.P. Vosper as well as the construction of the Corps Dorms and Easterwood Airport. 

Sports were thriving for the Aggies in the 1930s and the exhibit features memorabilia from Texas A&M's perfect season in 1939, which captured the school's last national championship in football.

The exhibition also showcases the struggles A&M had during the Depression era such as budget cuts, declining student enrollment, allowing a limited enrollment of women and what the school did to address those situations.

 

Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Treasures

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The College Station Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University are please to sponsor "Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Treasures," a lecture by Chip Colwell, PhD, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30pm, in the Francis Hall 102 (Segner Auditorium). Click here for more details.

 

S.C.P. Vosper in the Spotlight

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"Architecture That Speaks: S.C.P. Vosper and Ten Remarkable Buildings at Texas A&M," by Nancy T. MCCoy, David G. Woodcock, and Carolyn Brown. Exhibition on View Sept. 1 - November 4, 2017, in the Reynolds Gallery (2nd floor, Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M University).

 

Vincent L. Michael, PhD to Speak on March 28

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The Center for Heritage Conservation and the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University are pleased to sponsor “Path to the Future: World Heritage as Community Development Strategy”, A lecture by Vincent L. Michael, PhD, Executive Director of the San Antonio Conservation Society on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 5:30pm. Click here for more details.

CHC CO-SPONSORED LECTURE ON MARCH 23, 2017

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“An Archaeologist’s Eye: Drawing the Parthenon Metopes”

A lecture by Prof. Katherine A. Schwab (Fairfield University)

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5:30 pm at MemorialStudent Center (MSC) Room 2406

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This lecture explores the art and architectural history of the Parthenon, in Athens, Greece, through an analysis of a vital element of the temple’s symbolic message: the sculpted metopes that decorated the building’s Doric frieze. Click here for more information.

 

 

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