news Archives - School of Architecture

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 [...]

SIX WINNING DESIGNS FOR “COMPLETE THE COMMUNITY: A HOUSING AND URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION”

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 [...]

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.