Monday, April 25, 2011

Graduate Students Working on Projects at Cutting-Edge Development in South Africa

Texas A&M University
April 20, 2011

Texas A&M College of Architecture students studying abroad in South Africa are designing a study center and developing a business plan for a nonprofit utility company while working on a groundbreaking real estate development located on the coast of the the country’s Eastern Cape.

Graduate students in the college’s architecture and land development programs have spent the spring semester at Crossways Farm Village, a 1,400-acre residential development located on a dairy farm; the first project of its size in the country. They are collaborating with Chris Mulder and Associates, an architecture and land development firm that is designing and managing the project. 

The study center is being designed to initially house students and professors from the Texas A&M colleges of architecture and agriculture. It will include a high-tech milking building, seminar rooms, library and design studios to enable future study abroad participation by additional Texas A&M colleges, said Glen Mills a professor of architecture who is leading the South African study abroad program.

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