Service Units


 

Office of the Dean

The dean is the leader of the college. In addition to numerous administrative duties, the dean works collaboratively with the college's department heads, research center directors, and assistant deans to develop and implement the college's myriad initiatives and realize its goals and vision. The administrative staff in the Office of the Dean supports the dean and the college at large.

 

The Office of Student Services

The Office of Student Services handles day-to-day academic-related business for the College of Architecture's undergraduate and graduate programs. Academic advisers for the college's four departments are housed in the Student Services office, making it the first stop for prospective students. The Student Services staff also conducts tours of the college.

 

Communications Office

The communications office is a dedicated, in-house creative team committed to supporting college-level priorities and strategies by telling the college’s most important stories to a broad range of key audiences. They develop and manage the college’s major communications efforts, including strategic communications, digital communications, social media, graphic design, marketing strategy, and brand management. We collaborate with communications colleagues across the institution to align our college-level priorities and identity with that of Texas A&M University.

 

Business Office

The Business Office strives to provide excellent customer service in areas of financial management, purchasing, research and grant management, budgetary obligations, human resources, payroll processing, and travel processing. The office serves as a customer-oriented liaison between College of Architecture faculty, staff, and students and all financial entities across The Texas A&M University System.

 

Woodshop

The College of Architecture's Woodshop facility, housed on the first floor of the Langford B building, provides students with the tools needed to realize their design concepts in a wide range of media, including wood, metal, and plastic. Under the guidance of an experienced staff—and after completing a mandatory shop safety course—students can utilize a full complement of machines (including laser cutters and 3D printers), as well as a traditional array of power tools and hand tools.

The shop is staffed with a fulltime supervisor and student workers knowledgeable in woodworking, metalworking and modern design and building practices.

 

Information Technology Services (ITS)

ITS operations for the College of Architecture are located in Langford A122. The unit consists of several internal divisions designed to optimize technical support for the various areas of the college's ITS infrastructure.

ITS includes the college's Helpdesk (which serves as a portal for resolving all technical issues from faculty, staff, and students), computing account services, audio/visual services (including a collection of laptops, cameras, and video conferencing equipment available for checkout), and printing & scanning services (supported by several large format plotters and laser printers throughout the college).

ITS also provides web team services, facilitating complete in-house solutions for the college's online needs (including content management, project management, SQL database administration, and survey management), computer & network services (including college workstations and network resources), and consulting services.

 

Automated Fabrication & Design Lab

The college's Automated Fabrication & Design Lab (aka The Architecture Ranch), is a research and construction facility located on a 12-acre site at the Texas A&M University System's RELLIS Campus. The facility houses a CNC (computer numerical control) mill, plasma cutter, and other fabrication technologies that allow students and faculty to bring 2D concepts into fully realized 3D architectural spaces or objects.

 

Wright Gallery

The Wright Gallery is the college's showcase for the visual arts and supports the college's role as the home of visual arts education at Texas A&M. The college offers classes in many of the traditional studio disciplines, as well as one of the nation's leading programs in digital and electronic visualization. Named to honor donors James Wright, who earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas A&M in 1954, and his wife Mary, the gallery also hosts lectures, studio reviews, and special events.