Research & Service
The faculty in the Department of Architecture conduct both funded and unfunded research in a variety of topics. Research in the department should be understood as including scientific investigation, creative expression, and scholarly work. Areas of particular expertise and focus include sustainable architecture, energy efficiency in buildings, evidence-based design of health facilities, architectural computing, visualization, and facility management and operations. A more extensive portrayal of research interests within the department is available by perusing the faculty directory.
Many faculty members conduct research through one of the College of Architecture Research Centers, which share and collaborate on research issues through the College Research and Interdisciplinary Council. Highlights of the scholarly contributions of the faculty include editorial services to prominent journals.
Devotion to the needs of the public through service is one of the primary missions of Texas A&M University as a land grant institution. The Department of Architecture engages in a large number of service projects each year that typically include conceptual explorations of design for public agencies and non-governmental service agencies, building planning and programming for state agencies and institutions, and aid to disadvantaged populations. Faculty also provide extensive service to national and international academic and professional organizations.