Studio PANGOLIN featured in UA News

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

School of Architecture's Assistant Professor, Chris Trumble and his design build studio project, studio PANGOLIN, were featured in UA News. Included in the piece is an excellent write up of the work that has been done by Trumble and his students as well as a video highlighting the latest stage of the project. Click here to watch the video

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CALA Collaborates with Town of Marana on Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Bus Shelters

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Installation of first bus shelter in Marana, ArizonaTUCSON, October 17, 2012 – The College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) has teamed with the Town of Marana to design, fabricate and install two bus shelters in the community. The second and largest of the shelters will be installed this Saturday across the street from the Marana Health Center.

Installation will last most of the day. The crane is scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. for unloading of the walls and roof. CALA students and the crew will then finish the construction, engineers will inspect the shelter and the final touches will be placed. The students’ other shelter, located next to the Health Center, was installed this summer.

Each bus shelter has been designed in response to the conditions of the site and needs of users. Enclosed by steel slats, the shelters eliminate early morning and late afternoon sun during the summers, and provide maximum visibility to standing and sitting guests while still giving them a sense of security. The slats also minimize vertical surfaces that are typically prone to graffiti.

Both shelters are environmentally friendly. Because of the importance of water to the community, each one harvests rain from the roofs. The water is collected through gutters and chains and then deposited in a small planter, which represents the arroyos of the region.

In 2010 and 2011, four other shelters were designed and installed for Pima County as part of the Bus Shelter Prototype Second bus shelter in the CALA shopproject. When representatives from the Town of Marana saw that work presented at a Regional Transportation Authority meeting, they contacted CALA for the development of their own shelters.

Assistant Professor Christopher Trumble is the principal investigator for the project. He and two student interns, David Koenst and Kevin Moore, led the shelter design and development of contract documents – an invaluable experience for the students. Students in a fabrication class then constructed the bus shelters.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Offers CALA Update

Monday, September 24, 2012

Beth Weinstein has been promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure, and is spending her sabbatical fall semester between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France.

While in Melbourne, she was a guest of the dance company BalletLab, and a contributor to their current performance project, TOMORROW. (

Weinstein recently published “Performance Space: Distributed v. Consolidated” as a chapter within The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. The book reflects on the recent 12th edition of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, and also includes chapters from an international list of theorists and artists: Marvin Carlson (USA), Christopher Baugh (UK), Thea Brejzek (DE), Guy Gutman (IL), Barbora Příhodová (CZ), and Arnold Aronson (USA). The book’s essays look at various aspects of the 2011 Prague Quadrennial, and serve as a starting point for a deeper theoretical evaluation of contemporary theatre and scenography.”

Weinstein lectured in the Spannweiten (span widths) series at the Technische Universität Dresden on May 30th in conjunction with the TU Dresden Department of Architecture installation of the Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham exhibition, curated and designed by Weinstein.

In June, Professor Weinstein participated in a curated panel at the Performance Studies International Conference #18 in Leeds, entitled “Beyond Training: Event Experience in Education” with Dr. Rodrigo Tisi (Dean of Art, Architecture & Design: UNIACC Santiago, Chile) and Dr. Dorita Hannah (Wellington, NZ). In this context she presented University of Arizona students’ built designs for performance environments and interventions in public space.

Architectural historian Associate Professor Lisa Schrenk has joined the faculty of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. In May she traveled with Norwich University architecture student Katherine Anderson to Cuba while advising Anderson on her summer research fellowship, which explored pre- and post-revolutionary-era architecture in Havana and Puerto Rico. Prior to moving to Tucson, Professor Schrenk received a 2012 Excellence in Research award and was named as a Charles A. Dana I Award recipient for excellence in teaching, research, and service at Norwich.

Visiting Professor Brian Delford Andrews recently published a pamphlet entitled “Militaristic Detritus”, which documents his tenure as the 55th Hyde Chair of Excellence at the University of Nebraska, School of Architecture. The booklet documents his work on the award winning project, “The House of War”, as well as detailing the student’s work on four various projects that dealt with the concept of Militaristic Detritus.

Adjunct Lecturers Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano, AIA LEED AP, of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, have won their 8th AIA Southern Arizona Home of the Year Award for their latest project. The Levin Residence will air on HGTV’s Extreme Homes in the fall of 2012, and is featured on the cover of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and in the fall issue of LUXE magazine.

(Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, September 21, 2012)

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Architecture and Honors Student Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

School of Architecture and Honors College student Stephanie Reed's design is currently being featured on the Honor's College 50th anniversary t-shirts. Her winning concept focused on the main architectural elements of the Honors College, and has been printed on 1,500 shirts.

Click here to see pictures of Stephanie and her shirt.

To read more about Stephanie and her design, click on the link below.

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Alumni Brandon McBrien Featured in Architect, the AIA Magazine

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Brandon McBrien, who graduated in May with three distinct degrees in architecture, regional planning, and business management, is featured in August's issue of Architect. In the article, McBrien discusses his decision to take on all three degrees and how they are now helping him take on the changing landscape.

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