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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. [...]

Alumnus Flourishes Post-Graduation

Draylon Leassear is only a few months into his post-PVAMU life, but the Construction Science graduate is already making headlines at his new company. “Upon completing my probationary period with AECOM at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the vice president of our Houston office featured me on the front page in our company’s newsletter as [...]

School of Architecture Faculty, Students Reconstructing Drawings for UNESCO-Nepal

Over the winter break, three professors from Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture (PVAMU-SoA) traveled to Nepal. Their primary focus -- to measure the damage that was done to five historic temples in the country’s capital during a catastrophic earthquake in 2015. “My colleagues Stephen Song, Pankaj Chhetri and I scanned and measured the [...]