School of Architecture News & Headlines

Richard "Richy" Eugene Altuna

Retail Design Innovator Richard Altuna ’74 B Arch Honored through CAPLA Endowed Scholarship

Richy Altuna, who graduated from the Bachelor of Architecture program in 1974 and went on to become a renowned consumer experience designer for many of the world's most iconic retail stores, passed away in June 2021. His family and friends have established the Richard “Richy” Eugene Altuna Endowed Scholarship to support CAPLA undergraduate students.

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.

Expo 2010 at night

Inaugural Institute for the Study of International Expositions Symposium Looks to the Past to See the Future

On March 24 and 25, 2022, the Institute for the Study of International Expositions (ISIE) will host its first annual symposium: International Expositions: Looking to the Past, Seeing the Future. Registration for the online event co-sponsored by CAPLA is now open.

Mabel O. Wilson

Lecture Recap and Video: Mabel O. Wilson on 'Can We Forget? A Memorial to Enslaved Laborers'

In this talk, Mabel O. Wilson, Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor in Architecture and Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, discusses her work to create the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Casa Schneider

Home by Assistant Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra Showcased in Residential Design Magazine

The 2022 issue of Residential Design magazine—“for architects and builders of distinctive homes”—features Casa Schneider, a custom home in Tucson, Arizona designed by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects.

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.

Los Nopales Farmer's Market

Urban Food Systems: GLHN-Sponsored Architecture Studio Crafts Paradigm for a Sustainable Future

Assistant Architecture Professor Courtney Crosson is working with CAPLA students to design solutions for a more sustainable Tucson by 2050, thanks to sponsorship and advising by GLHN Architects & Engineers. In the Fall of 2021, students partnered with five community organizations to design sustainable urban food systems.

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.

Lecture Recap and Video: Linda C. Samuels on 'Infrastructural Opportunism, Infrastructural Urbanism, Infrastructural Optimism'

Linda C. Samuels, assistant professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Infrastructural Opportunism, Infrastructural Urbanism, Infrastructural Optimism." View the video from Samuels' January 31, 2022 presentation. 

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.

Local Nomad exterior

‘America’s Best Independent Design Shops’: Store Designed by CAPLA Senior Lecturer Oscar Lopez Showcased in Dwell

One of the four Southwestern U.S. design shops called out by Dwell magazine in “Step Inside America’s Best Independent Design Shops” is Phoenix, Arizona’s Local Nomad, designed by CAPLA Senior Lecturer in Architecture Oscar Lopez and fellow principal Mihir Bavishi of s p a c e BUREAU.