The Automated Fabrication & Design Lab–known since its inception in 2008 as the "Architectural Ranch"–is the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s large scale research and fabrication facility located on the RELLIS Campus.
It is dedicated to the advancement of student, faculty and industry projects. The lab utilizse the latest industry and research driven technologies to provide a “hands-on” learning environment for students. It also provides complete project fabrication and engineering services for all colleges within the university and for outside clientele as well.
Dr. Jorge Vanegas is dean of the A&M College of Architecture.
Dr. Jorge Vanegas, began serving as dean of the Texas A&M College of Architecture in 2008. He has been a technical advisor and a regular contributor 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 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 his home country of Colombia, Dr. Vanegas holds a degree in architecture from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.