Faculty Archives - School of Architecture

SoA Professor Presents Paper During International Conference

Dr. Rania Labib, an assistant professor in Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture, presented a paper at the International 2019 Building Simulations Conference (BS2019) in Rome. Typically, around 300 abstracts from more than 1,000 admissions are accepted for full oral presentations at the conference. “My paper tilted ‘Automated Execution of Large-Scale Daylighting and Glare [...]

Architecture of Necessity @ Virserum Art Museum, Sweden

2019 Architecture of Necessity Exhibition is an international triennial at Virserum Art Museum, Sweden for sustainable community building. This exhibition showcases innovative sustainable designs that address consumption patterns of our society developed during the last century. It intends to encourage dialogues about the basic values of architecture. The triennial had attracts 600 entries from more [...]

SoA Wins the 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Awards

This past Saturday, August 24th, 2019, the 33rd annual American Institute of Architecture Sandcastle Competition was held at East beach Galveston, TX.  Our students were there representing the school of Architecture. They chose to commemorate recently passed architect I.M. Pei’ who designed the new addition of the iconic Louvre museum building in Paris. Altogether, 50 teams of [...]

School of Architecture Race to Zero Team Wins Prestigious AIA COTE Top Ten Student Design Award

It was announced on Earth Day that the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture Race to Zero team has won the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students Competition for their project, The Fly Flat. The 2018-2019 COTE Top Ten for Students Competition: Innovation 2030 recognized [...]

SoA student secures first place in the 14th Annual Research Symposium

Community Development students participate in the 14th Annual Research Symposium Five research topics were accepted by community development graduate students to present at the 14th Annual Research Symposium. This was the first time the Community Development program participated in the campus-wide research event. •       Stephen O. Aisabokhae presented “Mentoring as a Tool for Fostering Personal [...]

Architecture Professor to Use AIA Grant to Help Portion of Houston’s Aging Population

Photo credits: Shelby Skinner, Clifford Robinson, Kennia Lopez, April Ward The American Institute of Architects’ Design for Aging Knowledge Community selected Assistant Professor Jessica April Ward in Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture as a 2019-2020 AIA Design for Aging Fellow. As a fellow, Ward will use a $10,000 grant to further [...]

SoA Professor to host panel on increasing more diverse professional in the philanthropy industry

Join Tiffany D. Thomas, Assistant Professor – Community Development Program on February 29th as she moderates African-American Development Officer (AADO- NEXT Houston) panel discussion on ‘Growing the pipeline of fundraising professionals of color’ at Rice University. Registration details are on the flyer below. AADONextHouston

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, [...]

Architecture Professor Inspires Students to be World Changers, One Design at a Time

When Assistant Professor of Architecture Shelly Pottorf left ‘Corporate America’ five years ago to begin her teaching career at Prairie View A&M University, she sought out to make a difference. “Before I came to PVAMU, I was an architect who was solely in professional practice for 15 years,” said Pottorf. “I was working in a [...]

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 [...]