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Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

Acropolis research reveals ancient site’s social history

postedTue, 20 Nov 2018
In her research trips to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Nancy Klein, associate professor of architecture, is seeking to answer questions about the historic complex’s relationship to Greek social history and religious practice.
ENDS major scores historic preservation internship in D.C.

ENDS major scores historic preservation internship in D.C.

postedMon, 19 Nov 2018
Texas A&M environmental design major Christine Miterko learned in detail about aspects of the federal government’s role in preserving historic sites at an internship in the nation’s capital last summer.
Arch profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

Arch profs studying distinctive baptismal font canopy

postedWed, 14 Nov 2018
An incredibly rare piece of medieval church furniture, a monumental, five-centuries-old canopy installed over a baptismal font in eastern England, is the subject of a new research initiative co-organized by Zachary Stewart, assistant professor of architecture.
Arch prof helping restore original hues of Bermuda houses

Arch prof helping restore original hues of Bermuda houses

postedWed, 24 Oct 2018
Historic houses in Bermuda could be restored to their original colors with help from a team of U.S. architects and conservation experts that includes Brent Fortenberry, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M.
Modernism, sacred architecture explored in prof's new book

Modernism, sacred architecture explored in prof's new book

postedWed, 24 Oct 2018
A new book edited by Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture, that challenges its readers to consider how Modern architects sought to create sacred buildings imbued with a divine presence, hits bookstores Oct. 26, 2018.

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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