Research Centers

Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture

The mission of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture (TIPHC) – Cultural Center is to collect, preserve, study, and make available research information, records, documents, artifacts, and other items relating to Texas history and culture. The Center places special emphasis on collecting, preserving, and studying the role and contributions of African Americans in Texas history and culture. This is an important mission because the documents, artifacts, and resources collected by the Center will serve as the primary source materials for research on the black experience in Texas.

Community, Urban, Rural and Enhancement Studies

The mission of Community, Urban, Rural and Enhancement Studies ( CURES) is to be an agent for positive enhancement in communities. CURES and its community partners pursue sustainable solutions for problems identified by the communities through a democratic process, within the context of comprehensive community planning and built environment.

Nathelyne  Architecture Kennedy Building


The School of Architecture is housed in the Nathelyne Archie-Kennedy Building. In order to select an architect to design the proposed building, five national architects participated in a competition: Michael Rotondi of Roto Architects, Antoine Predock Architects, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, Michael Graves and Associates, and Carlos Jimenez Studio. After carefully considering the architects’ proposals, Roto Architects was selected as the design firm, and the Architect of Record was HKS of Dallas. The design began in 2002, the ground breaking was in August 2003, and the School of Architecture moved into the 105,000 sq. ft. building in 2005.

Inclement Weather Closure 1/16/18

All PVAMU campuses will be closed tomorrow (1/16) due to inclement weather and the potential for hazardous road conditions. Please continue to monitor the website and official social media channels for updates.