studio projects

Grad Vizzers create animated shorts with Disney Pixar pros

Disney Pixar pros mentor Vizzers in summer workshop

posted September 21, 2018
During a summer-long workshop known for testing the mettle of Texas A&M graduate visualization students, four teams, mentored by visiting artists from Disney’s Pixar Animated Studios, crafted short animated films featuring the comedic exploits of dissimilar robots.
Vizzers give 'wings' to denizens of interactive virtual realty worlds

Interactive design students create virtual worlds

posted May 5, 2018
Empowered by virtual reality goggles, patrons of a year-culminating exhibit of visualization student work soared above clouds and performed other superhuman feats in immersive alternative worlds created in an interactive design studio at Texas A&M.
Interdisciplinary design charrette brings undergraduates together

Space design contest unites students from multiple disciplines

posted March 9, 2018
Multidisciplinary student teams vied to reimagine a space adjacent to the Langford Architecture Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads, a Texas A&M College of Architecture design competition.
Texas A&M ranked with top illustration schools in nation

Texas A&M ranked top Texas illustration school, 18th in U.S.

posted February 27, 2018
Texas A&M is one of the top illustration and drawing schools in the country, according to a new ranking complied by The Art Career Project, an online resource for student and professional artists.
Vizzers top statewide short film Texas bullet train competition

Viz students take top prizes in bullet train film competition

posted December 5, 2017
Using motion graphics, kinetic type and their own design prowess, two Texas A&M visualization student teams won first place honors in a statewide short film competition to create standout promotional videos for the proposed Texas Bullet Train.
Viz seniors use interactive design to connect majors, staff of college

Viz students create interactive design to connect college

posted December 5, 2017
Using magnets, yarn and striking graphic design, three Texas A&M visualization seniors created an interactive exhibit, “We are One,” to demonstrate the connectivity of the College of Architecture family.
ILMxLAB pros help Vizzers create immersive virtual reality games

Grad vizzers create virtual reality games with ILMxLAB’s help

posted September 18, 2017
Texas A&M graduate visualization students spent the summer creating four virtual reality games from scratch with guidance from industry experts at Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, an industry leader in Immersive Entertainment production.
Students, residents in Houston neighborhood to create plan combating polluted conditions

Students, residents in Houston to combat neighborhood toxins

posted June 22, 2017
Residents of Sunnyside, a Houston area neighborhood beset by water and air pollution and prone to flooding, will collaborate with College of Architecture students to develop plans to improve their community and create a roadmap for future growth.
Students’ backdrop of recycled materials adorns fashion show

Students’ backdrop of recycled materials adorns fashion show

posted October 11, 2016
A photo backdrop made of hundreds of repurposed milk jugs were designed and built by Texas A&M environmental design students to complement an Austin fashion show featuring models clad in recycled materials and reconstructed textiles.
Lab’s video games could change lecture/test mode of learning

Lab’s video games could change main mode of teaching

posted October 9, 2014
Art history students are learning about Renaissance art this fall while playing a video game, “The ARTé Project,” a prototype educational game developed by Texas A&M’s new Learning Interactive Visualizations Experience lab to demonstrate a fun, alternative way to learn.
Grad vizzers craft short films under DreamWorks’ guidance

Grad vizzers create films with guidance from DreamWorks

posted September 9, 2014
Three animated films, each portraying a 30-second tale about a robot, were created this summer by graduate visualization students at Texas A&M with guidance on the latest digital techniques from artists at DreamWorks Animation.
Visualization students’ exhibits promote art, science symbiosis

Viz students’ exhibits promote art, science symbiosis at D.C. fest

posted April 30, 2014
Interactive exhibits merging art and science created by Texas A&M visualization students encouraged kids to explore nature, physics and color theory at a booth sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity at the Science and Engineering Fest in Washington, D.C.
Students in a drawing class sketch 19th century Argentine gauchos

Students sketch 19th century gauchos in life drawing class

posted April 29, 2014
Students sketched scenes and designed sets for a play about the cultural history of gauchos, Argentine cowboys who in the 19th Century helped create the tango, during a figure drawing class led by Robert Schiffhauer, associate professor of architecture.
20th Viz-a-GoGo exhibition takes 'Viz to the Future'

Viz-a-GoGo 20 takes 'Viz to the Future'

posted February 27, 2013
Celebrating its 20th year, Viz-a-GoGo, the annual showcase of student work from the visualization programs at Texas A&M University, took its audience on a time-traveling adventure — in a DeLorean, no less — with a series of interstitial stories paying tribute to the program's heritage.
Multidisciplinary effort produces veteran treatment center designs

Treatment center designs aid PTSD, head-injured vets

posted February 20, 2013
Treatment centers that can be quickly constructed to treat veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder were designed last fall in a multidisciplinary studio at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.