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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 [...]

The SOA Career Panel: A Night With Some Of Our Notable Alumni

On April 9th, 2019, The School of Architecture presented the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS) Career Panel. The organization’s mission is to bridge the gap between students and professionals. With the panel, students got a better understanding of the professional field and an introduction to the proficient world that they will be facing after graduation. The [...]

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 [...]

The Power of Sport

Please join the Community Development graduate program, Texas Institute for Preservation of History and Culture and RISE for a discussion on how sports influence our communities. We’re witnessing the greatest expansion of athlete activism in modern history – never before have we seen athletes, teams and leagues speak out so regularly for social justice movements. [...]

Community Development graduate featured on KPRC Newsmakers

“Tiffany Taylor Hicks was featured on KPRC’s Newsmakers to discuss the Capital One Small Business Program on March 18, 2019. She placed 3rd in the program as a graduate student in 2017. She currently serves as an Ambassador of the program and received her master’s in community development in 2018.” Video Link

School of Architecture Scholarship

REQUIREMENTS OF ALL APPLICANTS: Be an incoming freshman, transfer or currently enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate) with a declared major in Architecture, Construction Science, Digital Media Arts or Community Development. Be in good academic and disciplinary conduct standing with the university. Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for current/transfer students; for incoming freshmen a cumulative [...]

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, [...]

Inclement Weather Alert 9-20-2019

Due to inclement weather, the main campus and the northwest Houston center will delay opening until 10 a.m. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern, please exercise caution as you make your way to campus. The College of Nursing, Medical center campus will remain closed today.