DR. JORGE VANEGAS – Dean of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University and research professor with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station of the Texas A&M University System, has focused his scholarly and professional activities on:
- Creativity, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship;
- Built environment sustainability – urban, infrastructure, and facilities; and
- Advanced strategies, tools, and methods for integrated capital asset delivery and management in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry.
He began serving as interim dean of the college July 9, 2008 and was appointed dean by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on July 17, 2009. He has served as a technical advisor and a regular contributor, in various capacities, to activities of different academic institutions, organizations, and companies in the United States and internationally, and serves on multiple boards for several research and education centers.
In recognition of his scholarly accomplishments in research, teaching and service , Dr. Vanegas has received throughout his academic and professional career, national and international awards for education, research, and professional excellence, including being inducted in the Pan American Academy of Engineering in 2010. A registered architect in Colombia, Dr. Vanegas holds a degree in architecture from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Columbia as well as Master of Science and doctorate degrees in construction engineering and management from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in California.