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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SOA Grad Shines in the Construction Industry

Prairie View A&M University alumna Vanessa Campos (Vanessa Melendez) was recently featured on her company’s social media page for ‘Women in Construction Week.’ “I started working at Hensel Phelps shortly after I graduated in 2016,” said Campos. “I love my job! I can honestly say, even if it is mostly men that I work with, [...]

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 [...]

New Center Services University’s Design Needs

Graphic design is a hot commodity in the university community and beyond. Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture recognizes the need—its DesignView Media Center is open for business. "We opened the center this spring, and, so far, four Digital Media Arts students have been able to get real-world experience servicing clients who work at [...]

School of Architecture Students Travel to United Arab Emirates for Spring 2018 Study Abroad Trip

As we traveled through Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) March 12-21, our students focused on a number of topics in Architecture, including construction and preservation techniques. Students researched and documented the materials and procedures used to build the following buildings in Dubai: Burj Khalifa: The world's tallest building, at 828 meters high. [...]