School of Architecture News & Headlines

Design-build Stadium Rowhouse open house

Tucson NBC Affiliate Highlights Affordable Rowhouses Designed and Built by CAPLA Architecture Students

Rowhouses created as part of CAPLA design-build studios led by architecture professors Mary Hardin and Eric D. Weber, and designed and built by architecture students, were featured on KVOA News 4, an NBC affiliate in Tucson, on April 29, 2022.

Jonathan Bean

Passive Building: CAPLA’s Jonathan Bean on How Infrastructure Funding Can Help Buildings Meet Climate Change Goals

In the Biden administration’s new infrastructure law, funding is available to states and communities that UArizona Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments Jonathan Bean says can be used to help fight climate change. Learn how and listen to the full interview.

Drachman Institute relaunch event

Drachman Institute Relaunches with Showcase Event and Appointment of Director Courtney Crosson

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson has been appointed director of the University of Arizona’s Drachman Institute by CAPLA Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand. Crosson's introduction was combined with a project showcase on April 13 in a "relaunch" of this important, community-focused institute.

Judith Chafee, circa 1970.

Class of 1977 Architecture Alum Establishes Scholarship in Honor of Renowned Architect Judith Chafee

A Class of 1977 Bachelor of Architecture alumnus has established the Judith Chafee Scholarship to honor the legacy of the architect and School of Architecture professor, who in her classroom and studio created "new expressions in the built environment that caused in the viewer reflection and gave a new sense of existential ‘delight’."

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith Named Director of School of Architecture at the University of Arizona

Ryan Smith, a 2002 UArizona B Arch alumnus who has served as professor and director of the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University since 2018, has been named the director of the School of Architecture at CAPLA. He will join us in Tucson on July 1, 2022.

Lecture Recap and Video: Vann Mollyvann: Lecture by Štefan Tkáč

In this presentation, Štefan Tkáč  discusses the work of work of Cambodian modernist architect Vann Molyvann. 

CAPLA Job Interview Fair

How does CAPLA help students find jobs? The largest Job Interview Fair so far opens doors.

The 12th Annual CAPLA Job Interview Fair, made possible by the Chasse Building Team and 22 other sponsors, was held February 10-11, 2022. For the first time, the interactive two-day event took place both online and in person and included 42 employers, 145 students and 536 interviews.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park studio

Lecture Recap and Video: Lisa Schrenk on 'An Architect's Laboratory: The Early Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright'

In this talk, Lisa Schrenk, associate professor of architectural history at the University of Arizona, presents the early studio of Frank Lloyd Wright from research she conducted for her critically acclaimed book The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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.

Eiffel Tower

Ketchup, the Telephone and Cherry Coke: CAPLA Scholar Explains How World's Fairs Bring Inventions to the Public

World's fairs introduced us to Heinz ketchup, the Ferris wheel, the telephone and countless other now-ubiquitous innovations. Lisa Schrenk, a CAPLA associate professor who studies world's fairs, has helped establish a new institute to study how the events impact global society. Learn more in this interview.

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.