Institutes & Research


Institute of Architectural Engineering Heritage

The Institute of Architectural Engineering Heritage (IAEH) provides Texas communities and organizations with access to support assessment and documentation of heritage sites and their cultural impact. In addition, the IAEH provides support for the planning and development of heritage resources..

The partners that create IAEH are proven leaders and have expertise in their fields. The multi-disciplinary nature of IAEH provides resources to address larger projects. In turn, IAEH supports communities in the development of heritage resources, from assessment to planning and beyond.


Endeavors planned for the Institute include:

  • Research history and impact of heritage sites.
  • Documentation of heritage sites using; large-format photography, measured drawings, laser scanning technology, written histories, audio and video interviews.
  • Development solutions that preserve the integrity and cultural identity of heritage sites.
  • Preservation of documentation through the South Texas Archives and the Library of Congress.

IAEH projects are conducted by Texas A&M University-Kingsville students. Faculty provides instruction, mentorship and a framework for operation. The program is designed develop marketable skills and give real world experience to participating students in engineering, architecture, history, planning, and media production.

Partners of the IAEH each have their own specialties including engineering, architecture, planning, history and communications. There are a number of architectural preservation research groups around the country. Incorporating the documentation and study of historic engineering and landscape architecture, based upon their merit rather than in support of architectural preservation, is unique to the IAEH.

Program Contact for projects or information, please contact:

Director James Glusing   
EC 366
MSC 194 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-4315
fax: (361) 593-2069