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Texas A&M University College of Architecture


One distinctive feature of the College of Architecture is its commitment to improving the knowledge base of the planning, design, and construction professions through research. The College of Architecture has one of the most active research programs in the country. Awards of externally funded research in the college typically amount to between $4 to $5.5 million per year. The diversity of the college is represented in the wide range of research undertaken by faculty. Research activity is focused upon the college's five formally organized research centers, two institutes, and various laboratories.


Center for Health Systems & Design (CHSD)
Director: Dr. Ray Pentecost
CHSD 5-year report (2018)

Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC)
Director: Dr. Kevin Glowacki
CHC 5-year report (2018)

Center for Housing & Urban Development (CHUD)
Director: Dr. Galen Newman
CHUD 5-year report (2018)

CRS Center for Leadership & Management in the Design & Construction Industry
Director: Dr. Mark Clayton

Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center (HRRC)
Director: Dr. Walter Gillis Peacock
HRRC 5-year report (2013-2017)


Institute for Applied Creativity (IAC)
Director: Professor Carol LaFayette
IAC 5-year report (2012-2018)

Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)
Director: Dr. Philip Berke

Texas A&M Institute of Technology-Infused Learning (TITIL)
Director: Dr. Francis Quek


Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Lab
Director: Dr. Ann McNamara

Director: Dr. Mark Clayton

Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Lab for Construction (DAC)
Director: Dr. H. David Jeong

Innovations for Infrastructure Deploying, Excellence, Acceleration, and Sustainability (i2dEAS) Lab
Director: Dr. Kunhee Choi

Resource-Based Design Research Lab
Director: Dr. Ahmed Ali

Sensing and Analytics for Sustainable and Resilient Environments Lab
Director: Dr. Youngjib Ham

Smart and Sustainable Construction (SCC) Research Group
Director: Dr. Ryan Ahn

Soft Interaction Lab
Director: Dr. J. Hwaryoung Seo

T4T Lab
Director: Professor Gabriel Esquivel