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

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.

Assistant Professor Jonathan Bean Named 2021 CUES Distinguished Fellow for ‘Climate Heroes’ Curriculum

Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Jonathan Bean has been named one of four 2021 CUES Distinguished Fellows by UArizona’s Center for University Education Scholarship. His project, Climate Heroes: Transforming the Built Environment, addresses the fundamental challenge of our time: climate change.

Sunset view of ADU in Camino Verde project

UArizona Architecture Students Extend Winning Streak in Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

For the fourth consecutive year, CAPLA undergraduate architecture student teams were finalists in the international Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. This year the teams placed second in the Urban Single-Family Housing and Mixed-Use Multifamily Building divisions.

 

Teresa Rosano

Architecture Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano Wins Inaugural Anne Graham Rockfellow Memorial Award

Teresa Rosano has been named the inaugural Anne Graham Rockfellow Memorial Award winner by the University of Arizona chapter of WIAS. Rockfellow, who taught at UArizona from 1897 to 1900, paved the way for other women pursuing architecture as an academic degree and profession.

Undefined Boundaries, by Ana Astiazaran

UArizona Architecture Student Receives 2021 COTE Top Ten for Students Award for Sustainable Design Excellence

Fourth-year B Arch student Ana Astiazaran has been awarded the top student sustainable design excellence award from the American Institute of Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Oscar Lopez

Senior Lecturer in Architecture Oscar Lopez Wins Prestigious 2021 AIA Associates Award

Oscar Lopez, CAPLA senior lecturer in architecture and founder of Tucson architecture firm s p a c e BUREAU, was one of only three architects nationwide to receive the 2021 Associates Award from the American Institute of Architects.

UArizona AIAS 2019-2020 Leadership Team

UArizona Chapter of American Institute of Architecture Students Wins 2020 AIAS Chapter Honor Award

CAPLA’s AIAS student chapter, cited for its “incredible level of effort and coordination of leadership,” has won the highest honor the national AIAS organization can bestow upon a chapter.