Design Excellence is a college wide graduate interdisciplinary event. It was originally initiated by a student and supported through collaboration with CAPLA graduate students, faculty, staff, and local practitioners.  This event continues to expand, currently involving a week-long event that showcases student work from the three-year program in the CAPLA Sundt Gallery and Archon  spaces. Grad Expo includes a conference focusing on student theses and master's reports, and an evening award event held on April 16, 2015.


Grad Expo is a day event of presentations by MLA, MS Planning and Masters of Real Estate Development students. This would not be possible without the generous support from the many alumni and friends who make long-term investments in our students. To donate, go online.


Warm wishes to Oscar Blazquez, Ron Stoltz, and Mark Frederickson on their retirement from CAPLA! 


Congratulations and thanks to all! 


MLA Award Winners

Judge's Choice:

Year 1 - Alex Stoicof and Nolan Bade

Year 2 - Yuri Rapp

Year 3 - Gina Trautner, Rachel Glass, Sharon Du


People's Choice:

Year 1 - Britain Ogle, Felicia Farrante, Ben Anderson

Year 2 - Yuri Rapp

Year 3 - Gina Trautner, Rachel Glass, Sharon Du


MS Planning Winners

First Place - Ben Anderson, Bob Busick and Brian Sabri - Pima County: Future Growth Projection and Alternative Scenarios 2040

Second Place - Maureen McDonald, Bridget Guiza and Nicole Lavely - LoBo: Lost Barrio Neighborhood Development Conceptual Plan


ASLA Board for 2015-16

President - Daniel Martin

Vice President - Gabby Jehle

Secretary -Britian Ogle

Treasurer - Austin Kremer

Third Floor Studio - Kenneth

Studio Manager - Nolan Bade

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 9:00am