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International Guest Shares Current Preservation Efforts in Nepal, with PVAMU School of Architecture

Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture organized an international guest lecture on the Historical Architecture of Neo-Modern Nepal – A Snapshot of Stone and Style on the Sands of Time for students of History and Theory of Architecture. The visiting faculty for the lecture was Professor Yagya Raj Bhatt from Far-western University in Kanchanpur, Nepal, [...]

Digital Media Arts Team Wins in Game Jam Competition

Seven students from Prairie View A&M University’s digital media arts program won the popular vote in Chillennium 2018, the largest student-run game jam in the world. College students from more than a dozen universities across the nation traveled to Texas A&M University October 12-14 to participate in the competition, which involved creating a video game [...]

SoA AIAs chapter helds a LEGO competition

Prairie View A&M University; School of Architecture-AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) chapter held a LEGO competition. The competition was a way to bring a fun environment into the school. Students spend long nights and days in the Nathelyne Archie-Kennedy building and sometimes its good to bring in a healthy competition event to keep the students' spirits [...]

The 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference

(From left to right: Shannon Bryant, Cynthia Suarez-Harris, Ledell Thomas, Shannen Martin, Kennia Lopez, Shelly Pottorf) In April of 2018, a Race to Zero design team from Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture, nicknamed “The Mod Squad”, took home the First Place Prize in the Urban Single-Family Housing Contest and the Grand Prize in [...]


The six winning designs were announced at City Council on August 22, eliciting praise from Mayor Sylvester Turner and members of City Council. AIA Houston executive director Rusty Bievenue and board president Derek Webb, AIA, also attended the announcement, joined by several jury members. The competition jury was composed of four stakeholders from the Complete [...]

TXA Studio Awards 2018

The Texas Society of Architects Studio Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating innovation and excellence in design. Real or theoretical projects that go beyond the boundaries of architecture to address current critical issues are encouraged. The PVAMU SoA is proud to announce that our 2018 Race to Zero Team’s project, The Fly Flat, was one of only [...]

School of Architecture mourns loss of Zane Mendoza

It is with great sadness that the School of Architecture announces the passing of our student, Zane Mendoza.  Zane was an outstanding scholar pursuing a double major in architecture and construction science at Prairie View A&M University.    Beginning with his enrollment in the Architecture Concepts Institute (ACI) during the summer of 2014 immediately completing high [...]

School of Architecture Grand Winner at Race to Zero Student Design Competition

For the past four years the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture has entered a team in the highly competitive Department of Energy Race to Zero Competition. We are honored to announce that PVAMU SOA has for the second time won both the Grand Award for the best project in the entire competition as [...]

PVAMU School of Architecture Produce Productive Professionals – Alum Vice President D. Alex John, Jr. to Lead HKS Hospitality Group in the Northeast

New York , N.Y. -- HKS Hospitality Group, the renowned hospitality architecture and interiors division of HKS Architects, today announces its U.S. expansion with the opening of a hospitality architecture design studio in New York City that also marks its first hospitality presence in the northeastern U.S. Read more:

AIA Gulf Coast Green Student Competition 2017-First Place and Runner-up

Design with the Sun Gulf Coast Green 2017 invites currently enrolled students of architecture and related fields to participate in a design and performance charrette. Architecture is understood as the convergence of art and engineering, and this year’s competition is striving to merge solar/daylight performance and innovative design.  Students will be expected to provide a [...]