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Texas A&M University College of Architecture

Meet With Us

Due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to meet in person or hold tours. However, we would still like to meet with prospective students or anyone who wants to learn more about the College of Architecture via Zoom.

Group Tours and Events

The College of Architecture Student Ambassadors will still be holding virtual group events on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (this schedule ends August 14, 2020).

For Fall 2020, group presentations with the Student Ambassadors and Recruitment Coordinator will be held Thursday and Friday mornings at 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CST and Thursday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CST. 

Sign Up for a Group Event

 

One-on-One Appointments

One-on-one appointments will be with Karina Badillo, Recruitment Coordinator, and will be scheduled on Mondays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. (this schedule ends August 14, 2020).

For Fall 2020, one-on-one appointments held with Karina Badillo, Recruitment Coordinator, will be scheduled on Mondays at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. CST and Fridays at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. CST. 

Sign Up for a One-on-One Appointment

 

Information presented in either appointment will be the same. Transfer students are highly encouraged to make One-on-One appointments. If you have any questions, please contact Karina Badillo.


College of Architecture Student Ambassadors

The College of Architecture Student Ambassadors is a group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are students in the College of Architecture. All of our ambassadors excel academically and participate in different organizations within our college and Texas A&M University. They aim to welcome and immerse visitors with what is going on within the college, whether they are prospective students, parents, distinguished guests, alumni, or anyone else not familiar with the College of Architecture. The College of Architecture Student Ambassadors is coordinated by the Office of Student Services. For more information contact Karina Badillo.


NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT AMBASSADORS!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Submit completed application and return to Karina Badillo
  • Be an undergraduate student 
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
  • Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Texas A&M University
  • Have earned and continue to maintain a cumulative GPR of 2.5 
  •  be eligible to work in the United States

Apply to be a Student Ambassador

 

Deadline September 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm CST.


Gabriel Herrera Jr. 

Class of 2021
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession

Growing up, I was always fond of the idea of pursuing an architecture degree but never put into thought as to where or how I would accomplish this goal. It was not until I did my research and evaluated my options that I found that Texas A&M University was the right fit for me. Looking back, I truly cannot envision myself anywhere else because there is no place like Aggieland. With its world-class academics, unparalleled Aggie network, and unprecedented traditions, Texas A&M is one of a kind. Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a Master's Degree in Architecture to be later considered a licensed architect in the state of Texas. Tip: Do not be afraid to ask questions. Always strive for greatness and be bold throughout your time as a student at Texas A&M and beyond.

 

Daniela A. Diaz

Class of 2021
Major: Construction Science

Howdy! My name is Daniela Diaz. I am a senior Construction Science major from Brownsville, Texas. My favorite Aggie tradition is Silver Taps. I have never experienced anything like it before. Students can write letters to the family members of the students that have passed away and later honor them in a ceremony at the Academic Plaza. Many of the students that attend the ceremony do not know the student that passed, but regardless, the simple fact that he or she is an Aggie is reason enough to show up.

 

Meagan Dinh

Class of 2021
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession

Email Meagan

Texas A&M University has many traditions; getting involved is one of the key opportunities to fully embrace the Aggie Spirit. During my freshman year, I joined a Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) called Aggie Fish Club (AFC). Joining organizations has helped me make new friends and easily transition to the college lifestyle. I am currently involved as a student ambassador for the College of Architecture, an officer for The American Institute of Architecture Students, and I am a student worker for the College of Architecture Office of Student Services. I recommend joining a professional organization to build your Aggie Network for your future endeavors. I wish you all the best of luck in your college career and feel free to contact me about any College of Architecture related questions you may have.

 

Jared Labus

Class of 2021
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Art

Email Jared

Howdy, I am a class of 2021 Environmental Design major and an Art minor from Floresville, Texas. In addition to being a student ambassador, I am the President of the Texas A&M Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Student (AIAS). I am also an officer for Christian Architecture Leaders (CAL) and a student worker for the College of Architecture Office of Student Services. I’ve helped lead interdisciplinary design competitions in the college and completed research projects with the college as well. I encourage incoming students to get involved early on and begin creating meaningful relationships with staff and faculty. Texas A&M (and specifically the College of Architecture) feels right at home for me.

 

Marissa Garcia*

Class of 2020
Major: Urban and Regional Planning
Minor: Sustainable Architecture and Planning

Howdy! I’m Marissa Garcia, and I am an Urban and Regional Planning major with a minor in Sustainable Architecture.  After graduating, I will be attending Pratt Institute in New York City where I will be working on a Masters of Urban Placemaking and Management.  The College of Architecture has provided the opportunities to participate as a student ambassador, member of the Association of Student Planners, and study abroad. Outside of COA, I have been a member of a Panhellenic sorority in which I have served on various committees and held multiple officer positions. My favorite part of being in the Texas A&M College of Architecture has been meeting people from all majors and building lasting friendships.

 

Emma Sumrow*

Class of 2020
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Art

Email Emma

My name is Emma Sumrow, and I am an Environmental Design major in the Department of Architecture with a minor in Art in the Department of Visualization. I am in the class of 2020 and will be continuing my education as a Master of Architecture student at Columbia University in the Fall of 2020. While attending A&M, I have been an active member of AIAS, departmental research, various honors programs, and more. I am also a first-generation Aggie and am involved in the BCS community. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the program or being a student at Texas A&M University!

 

Andrew Lane*

Class of 2020
Major: Environmental Design

My name is Andrew Lane, and I’m a graduating senior from the Environmental Design program. I came to Texas four years ago from my hometown of San Clemente, CA. Adjusting to Texan culture along with joining the Corps of Cadets has been a fruitful experience. My combined experience in the Architecture program and the Corps has fully developed my leadership and creative capabilities. I have served under numerous positions in the American Institute of Architecture Students, including Chapter President. I will be continuing my education at Pratt Institute in New York City to earn a Master’s degree in Architecture. My goal is to eventually own my own firm and design buildings for a sustainable and equitable future. My favorite Aggie tradition is Ring Day, when the hard work of each student is commemorated symbolically. I look forward to developing my professional network and connecting with fellow Aggies along the way. 

 

Joseph Reich*

Class of 2020
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Sustainable Architecture and Planning

Email Joeseph

My time at Texas A&M University has been an amazing experience. As a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, Corps of Cadets, and Department of Architecture, I have found no shortage of things to do or people to do them with. The program will teach you a lot about design/architectural thinking and provide you the unique opportunity to think critically and independently in a way that is completely unlike anything you have done before. If I had any advice for any incoming freshman with an interest in creating or thinking in a unique way, it would be to join the College of Architecture, come with an open mind, and be ready to rethink everything. If you have any questions about the Corps of Cadets, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, or the Environmental Design program, feel free to email me. While I won’t be attending Texas A&M University for my Master of Architecture, I would still be more than happy to talk with you from New Haven, CT where I will be attending Yale this coming Fall.

 

Romel Fernandez*

Class of 2020
Major: Urban and Regional Planning 
Minor: Spanish

Email Romel

Texas A&M University offers not only a professional but also a friendly atmosphere that is unmatched. Everyone on campus, regardless of their title or position, is always willing to lend a helping hand. I strongly encourage anyone who attends this university to get involved in some sort of organization whether that be for work or leisure. I worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center. I also participate in an intramural soccer team with friends I have made right here on this campus. TAMU has provided me with the opportunity to attain an esteemed degree in what I love while allowing me to create life long bonds with people I would have otherwise never met. 

* - Students who have graduated from the College of Architecture