Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A multi-disciplinary team of CAPLA students has been awarded the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association’s 2016 Student Planning Award. The winning submission, “La Doce: Supporting a Naturally Occurring Cultural and Business District on South 12th Ave.,” was one of four student-led projects from CAPLA’s spring 2016 downtown interdisciplinary studio. In the downtown studio, small groups of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning students work with faculty, a community partner, and other stakeholders to lead a process that culminates in a final report of recommended planning, policy, and design strategies for addressing identified community needs.    

Members of the team that produced the winning project were MS Planning students: Bridget Guiza, Chris Laria, Nicole Lavely, Maureen McDonald, and Brian Sabri; Landscape Architecture students: Nolan Bade, and Xin Tan; and Bachelor of Architecture student Collin Palen. This group worked with community partners from the City of Tucson, the Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Southwest Folklife Alliance, and Rick Engineering Company. The studio was overseen by CAPLA faculty Arlie Adkins, Kelly Cederberg, and Phillip Stoker. 

Read the full project here.

La Doce