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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 [...]

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 [...]

Prairie View A&M University is #1 in producing African-American Architecture graduates in the Nation

According to Diverse Issue in Higher Education, Prairie View A&M University is #1 in producing African-American architecture Undergraduates and Graduates in the Nation.  

Vermont Race to Zero Research Trip

This past August members of the School of Architecture’s 2018 Department of Energy Race to Zero Competition team traveled to Vermont to research the cutting edge trends in high performance residential design and modular construction. Three students, Moriah Colbert, Kennia Lopez and Kaylah Wesley, represented the student team members on the trip. Shelly Pottorf, the [...]

PVAMU-SoA secures 2nd place “2016-2017 HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century”

Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), this program is intended to provide architecture students, working individually or in teams, with a platform to explore residential architecture and residential architectural practice. This competition challenges students to envision [...]

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 [...]

Future Architect Design Competition: Sustainable Design Winners and Honorable Mention

            Architecture students from Prairie View A&M University won top prizes in statewide design competition for passenger stations of the future. Students presented their creative vision for Dallas, Houston, and Brazos Valley passenger stations. Concepts included state-of-the-art designs with sustainability components to accommodate passengers seamlessly connecting with modes of transportation. [...]

Texas Central Competition

 Prairie View A&M University, School of Architecture, third year undergraduate students of Studio V participated in an RFP from Texas Central to design a passenger station for the future Texas Bullet Train project. The high-speed rail will serve over 50,000 "super-commuters" who travel from Houston to Dallas more than once a week, cutting their travel [...]