Rick Joy, architect and CAPLA's 2012 Alumnus of the Year, has been selected as a Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Local Genius.

The MOCA Local Genius Award honors those visionary and innovative Tucsonans whose activities have a global impact, and whose talents have been internationally recognized.  The Awards are a testament to the rich intellectual diversity of Tucson and a reflection of MOCA's commitment to honoring cutting edge creativity in all disciplines and practices.

The 2013 Local Genius Awardees are:

  • Dr. Anna Dornhaus - evolutionary biologist
  • Rick Joy - architect
  • Dr. Gary Nabhan - ecologist
  • Dr. Peter Warshall - bioanthropologist
  • Robert A. Williams, Jr. - legal scholar 

The contributions of these visionaries to the economic, cultural, and social well-being of Tucson and the world will be celebrated throughout the Spring of 2013 with a series of Local Genius events at MOCA in downtown Tucson, 265 South Church, and at the MOCA Local Genius Award Gala on 12 April 2013.

To read more about MOCA and the awards, visit www.moca-tucson.org

Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:00am