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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 [...]

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 [...]