School of Architecture Rankings & Awards

Our Rankings

#23

Most Admired Public Undergraduate
Architecture School (#9 public)

DesignIntelligence 2019-2020

#12

Most Hired from Public Architecture School
(Group 3, 50-69 graduates; #8 public)

DesignIntelligence 2019-2020


Featured Awards

2020 AIA Arizona and AIA Southern Arizona Awards:

  • AIA Arizona 2020 Research-Design Award: Christopher Domin, Associate Professor of Architecture
  • AIA Arizona 2020 Design Pedagogy Award: Dan Hoffman, Professor of Practice in Architecture
  • AIA Arizona 2020 Community Education Award: Lisa Schrenk, Associate Professor of Architectural History
  • AIA Arizona 2020 Presidential Citation: Oscar Lopez, Senior Lecturer in Architecture
  • 2020 Arizona Architects Medal: Robert Miller, Director, School of Architecture)
  • AIA Southern Arizona 2020 Design Award: Mary Hardin, University Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Drachman Design-Build Coalition
  • AIA Southern Arizona 2020 Distinguished Building Award: Michael Kothke, Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture

Design Excellence Showcase

At the end of each academic year, faculty nominate student work across all programs and years for Design Excellence awards, which are sponsored by AIA Southern Arizona and judged by leading architects from around the world. View recent Design Excellence judges, nominations and winners:


All Awards

To Intersect & Carve, by Freddy Arvizu

Architizer Highlights Universal Design Projects by CAPLA Bachelor of Architecture Students

“Winners of the 2nd Annual Universal Design Awards reveal how the next generation of designers are rethinking accessible architecture,” says Architizer in a March 2022 article that highlights work produced by third-year B Arch students in a studio sponsored by Ascension Wheelchair Lifts.

Ana Astiazaran

UArizona Architecture Undergraduate Serves on National Jury for AIA 2022 Architecture Awards

Ana Astiazaran ’22 B Arch, who received a national COTE Top Ten for Students Award for Sustainable Design Excellence from the AIA in 2021, recently served as one of nine national judges for the AIA 2022 Architecture Awards. She was the only student jury member in the esteemed competition.

Consequence, by Jules Cervantes

Richärd Kennedy Fourth-Year Studio Prize Focuses on Environmental Innovation and Water Consciousness Along Tucson’s Santa Cruz River

Built environment innovation. Water consciousness. These are the principles fourth-year B Arch students in the ARC 401 studio considered when crafting designs for a research center at the base of Sentinel Peak, along Tucson’s Santa Cruz River, for the Fall 2021 Richärd Kennedy Fourth-Year Studio Prize.

Ally Kwan

CAPLA Undergraduate Architecture Student Wins AIAS Chapter Leader Honor Award

Ally Kwan ’23 B Arch has been awarded the 2021 Chapter Leader Honor Award from the national American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) organization, while the UArizona AIAS student organization has been honored with a 2021 AIAS Chapter Honor Award Honorable Mention.

Bisbee Mercado, by Alexis Campion

Third-Year B Arch Students Create Award-Winning, Accessible Designs for Bisbee, Arizona

This fall, third-year Bachelor of Architecture students in studios led by Teresa Rosano, Dulce Arambula, Eduardo Guerrero, Siri Trumble and Beth Weinstein participated in a universal design awards program generated from a partnership between AGM/Ascension Wheelchair Lifts and CAPLA. Meet the winners.

Marfa Suite, by DUST Architects

Marfa Suite by Professor of Practice Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr Only U.S. Home to Make Architectural Record 2021 House Awards Shortlist

Marfa Suite by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and Cade Hayes (DUST Architects) was named one of 15 homes worldwide shortlisted for the esteemed AR 2021 House Award by Architectural Record.

2021 AIA Arizona Awards Gala

School of Architecture Faculty Receive Five AIA Arizona 2021 Design Awards

CAPLA School of Architecture faculty members Robert Miller, Brad Lang, Oscar Lopez and Claudia Kappl-Joy plus former faculty member Judith Chafee have been honored with annual design awards by the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Librillo plan by Sam DeBartolo

Richärd Kennedy Fourth Year Prize Propels Bachelor of Architecture Students into Fifth and Final Year

The semester before their final year in UArizona’s five-year Bachelor of Architecture program, students have the opportunity to reflect on their learnings over their first four years and put their best work forward in an exhibition and portfolio competition: the Richärd Kennedy Fourth Year Prize, providing $10,000 in awards and scholarships.

Jonathan Bean on KOLD News 13

Prize-winning E-ROBOT Technology Created by UArizona Architecture and Engineering Professors Showcased on Local CBS Affiliate

UArizona Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments Jonathan Bean and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Wolfgang Fink were featured in a recent news segment by Tucson, Arizona CBS affiliate KOLD News 13.

CAPLA Celebrates Heather Henricks Lenkin ’79 B Arch, 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year

The Arizona Alumni Association has named Heather Henricks Lenkin ’79 B Arch as its 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year for the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Heather was chosen for her outstanding career success, passionate work to protect the world’s cultural resources and unwavering support of the university.

wall-EIFS

UArizona Team Led by Architecture Professor Jonathan Bean and Engineering Professor Wolfgang Fink Wins $200,000 ‘American-Made Challenge’ E-ROBOT Prize

wall-EIFS, a robotically applied, 3D-sprayable exterior insulation and finish system for building envelope retrofits, is one of 10 finalist prize winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies Prize, or E-ROBOT Prize.

Casa Caldera

Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and DUST Architects Win 2021 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest

DUST Architects, led by Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and founding principal Cade Hayes, has been awarded the top design prize by the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning and the Thornburg Foundation for Southern Arizona's Casa Caldera.