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Welcome from the Department Head

Howdy! As the new academic year begins, I offer my warmest welcome to all incoming and returning undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The challenges that we face together as Aggies and as a community of scholars are indeed daunting. However, I remain resolute about our willingness to move forward together regardless of the mode of education - face-to-face, remote, hybrid, or hyflex format.

The 2019-2020 academic year saw the department graduate its last class of the department’s first 50 years of the program. As we begin the first year of our “next 50” department, we will envision what the next fifty years at A&M can be, and together we will invent our future.

Over the last fifteen weeks, I had the fortunate opportunity to speak with current and former students, faculty, staff, and industry partners. I realize that due to the current pandemic that we all face uncertainty. However, I trust that you see this challenge as I do; as an opportunity!

So, What’s next? At the A&M Department of Architecture, we will persevere and boldly invent a future and confidently align our student’s passions with purpose. I challenge all of you, regardless of your course of study, degree plan, or academic program, to be inspired and to inspire those around you. I encourage you to follow your dreams and create opportunities that enable enhanced discovery. I challenge you to reach heights that you never thought possible as these discoveries will continually develop confidence in your abilities enabling you to work at the highest level. I encourage you to tap into the Aggie network and utilize the vast resources that Texas A&M University offers.

As an Aggie myself, I thank you for your commitment to the Department of Architecture. I look forward to working with you as the next generation of faculty, staff, and current and former students as we forge new pathways and realize our unbridled dreams.

Gig ’em

Gregory A. Luhan, Ph.D., AIA
Department Head
The Ward V. Wells Endowed Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture
Texas A&M University