School of Landscape Architecture & Planning Student Awards

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Student awards
From "Against the Grain," Master of Landscape Architecture 2nd Prize in 2020 U.S. EPA Campus RainWorks Competition.

Our landscape architecture, real estate development, sustainable built environments and urban planning students regularly win a variety of awards.

Awards include those offered through the school as well as esteemed regional, national and international awards. Learn more about our award-winning students and their projects.

End-of-Year Student Awards

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments Awards

Capstone Award

  • Tiburcio Bazúa Jr | Food Deserts and Sustainable Multifamily Greenhouse Design

Outstanding GPA Award

  • Shannon Buchele
  • Suzanne Ries

Master of Landscape Architecture Student Awards

Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Award

  • Paige Anthony

ASLA Honor Award

  • Ramzy Bejjani

ASLA Merit Award

  • Paige Anthony

AzASLA Student Collaborative Award of Excellence

  • Paige Anthony
  • Ramzy Bejjani

Leadership Award

  • Ramzy Bejjani

Outstanding Community Service Award

  • Rebecca Shaw

Elizabeth “Liba” Wheat Memorial Prize

  • Paige Anthony
  • Ramzy Bejjani

Outstanding GPA

  • Ramzy Bejjani

Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society

  • Paige Anthony
  • Ramzy Bejjani
  • Chelsea Hendryk
  • Rebecca Shaw
  • Gabrielle Spickard

Master of Science in Urban Planning Student Awards

2021 APA Outstanding Student Award

  • Wyatt Berger

Friends of Planning Excellence Award

  • Chrissy Scarpitti ’22 (1st Place)
  • Wyatt Berger ’21 (2nd Place)
  • Elliot Welch ’21 (3rd Place)

Excellence in Planning Research Award

  • Lincoln Edwards Jr

Leadership Award

  • Elliot Welch

NITC Student Scholar Award

  • Wyatt Berger
  • Eric Carlson
  • Jackson Cassidy
  • Lincoln Edwards Jr
  • Paul Daniel La Farga
  • Georgia Pennington
  • Elliot Welch
  • Blake Zetter

Best Colleague Award

  • Jackson Cassidy

Outstanding GPA

  • Wyatt Berger
  • Eric Carlson
  • Elliot Welch
  • Blake Zetter

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments Awards

Capstone Award

  • Lauran Morrissey | The Connection between People and Place: A Case Study on Social Interactions in University of Arizona Outdoor Spaces
  • Owen Shorey | Sustainable Event Transportation: Reducing Traffic Impacts of University of Arizona Events

Master of Landscape Architecture Student Awards

Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Award

  • Penelope Cottrell-Crawford

ASLA Honor Award

  • Tess Wagner

ASLA Merit Award

  • Penelope Cottrell-Crawford

AzASLA Student Collaborative Award of Excellence

  • Penelope Cottrell-Crawford, Dionna Marie Hatch and Rebecca Johnstone | Modern Krutch
  • inqiao (Joy) Deng, Mario Nuño-Whelan, Isaac Palomo and Tess Wagner | Against the Grain

Leadership Award

  • Mario Nuño-Whelan

Best Colleague Award

  • Rebecca Johnstone

Outstanding Community Service Award

  • Isaac Palomo

Outstanding Master's Report, Research Emphasis

  • Penelope Cottrell-Crawford

Outstanding Master's Report, Creative Emphasis

  • Mario Nuño-Whelan

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Penelope Cottrell-Crawford
  • Mario Nuño-Whelan

Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant

  • Tess Wagner

Master of Science in Urban Planning Student Awards

2020 AICP Outstanding Student Award

  • Lindsey Romaniello

Excellence in Planning Research Award

  • Warren Bristol
  • Samuel Jensen
  • Julian Griffeee
  • Lena Porell
  • Andrew Quarles
  • Lindsey Romaniello

Planning Excellence Award (Design Excellence)

  • Ariel Fry
  • Julian Griffee
  • Samuel Jensen
  • Lena Porell
  • Andrew Quarles
  • Yicheng Xu

Leadership Award

  • Lena Porell

Outstanding Community Service

  • Julian Griffee

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Lena Porell

Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant

  • Quinton Fitzpatrick
  • Samuel Jensen
  • Andrew Quarles

Best Colleague Award

  • Ariel Fry

NITC Student Scholar Award

  • Warren Bristol
  • Quinto Fitzpatrick
  • Andrew Quarles

Outstanding GPA

  • Warren Bristol
  • Quinton Fitzpatrick
  • Ariel Fry
  • Julian Griffee
  • David Jellen
  • Samuel Jensen
  • Andrew Quarles
  • Lindsey Romaniello

Other Student Awards & Stories

Planning Student Selected as 2020 ADOT/TRB Minority Fellow

As Tucson awaits the up-oming drop of hundreds of shared electric-scooters (or e-scooters) on our streets, one CAPLA student investigates how local agencies regulate these third-party companies to encourage safe, equitable, and responsible operation.

Affordable Housing Project Receives National Recognition

An innovative mixed-income housing development designed by an interdisciplinary team of CAPLA students was awarded Second Place/Honorable Mention in the 2019 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Low-Income Housing Challenge.

Students conduct a soil percolation test

CAPLA Receives Top Spots in 2018 EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

For the second year in a row, two of the six winning teams in the EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge were from Bo Yang's third year master of landscape architecture design studio.

MLA Students Receive Award for Water Harvesting Design

Three student teams created innovative green infrastructure designs for a portion of the University of Arizona’s main campus that prioritized stormwater harvesting and flood mitigation.

CAPLA students receive national awards in the 2017 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

Two of the six winning teams in the 2017 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge were from Bo Yang's third year master of landscape architecture design studio.