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What Materials Can Make Data Centers Sustainable? Architecture Professor Aletheia Ida Leads UArizona Students in Google and Microsoft Collaboration

Associate Professor of Architecture Aletheia Ida and UArizona students in architecture and biosystems engineering recently concluded a year-long, collaborative research and design project with the University of Washington and University of Pennsylvania funded by Google, with in-kind support from Microsoft.

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.

Hagia Sophia

Lecture Recap and Video: Bissera Pentcheva on 'Eternal Victory: Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Vision of Empire'

Bissera Pentcheva, professor of art and art history at Stanford University, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series and 2021 Stahl Lecture on the topic of "Eternal Victory: Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Vision of Empire." View the lecture recap and video from Pentcheva's November 8, 2021 presentation. 

Lecture Video: Alan Ricks on 'Justice is Beauty'

Alan Ricks, founding principal and chief design officer, MASS Design Group, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Justice is Beauty." View the video from Rick's fascinating and inspiring October 27, 2021 presentation. 

Downtown Tucson viewed from Arizona Stadium

A Thriving Tucson Area Depends on a Secure Water Future

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Watershed Management Group's Catlow Shipek and Tucson Artisan Builders' Dante Archangeli pen editorial on local water sustainability for Arizona Daily Star.

Lecture Recap and Video: Kirk Dimond on 'A Photovoltaic Green Roof'

Kirk Dimond, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arizona, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "A Photovoltaic Green Roof." View the video from Dimond's October 22, 2021 presentation. 

Lecture Recap and Video: Jonathan Jae-an Crisman on 'Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo'

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, assistant professor of public  and applied humanities at the University of Arizona, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo." View the video from Crisman's November 3, 2021 presentation. 

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.

Design Icon Project

CAPLA Architecture Senior Lecturer Oscar Lopez and Partner Named 'Young Icons' by Sources for Design Magazine

CAPLA Senior Lecturer in Architecture Oscar Lopez and partner Mihir Bavishi of s p a c e BUREAU have been featured in Sources for Design’s 2021 special issue on "Young Icons: Designs for a New Generation." The profile focuses on their work on Anello, which transforms a vintage Tucson space into a modern dining experience.

Lecture Recap and Video: Courtney Crosson on 'Designing Food Systems in an Urban Desert'

Courtney Crosson is a licensed architect and assistant professor at the University of Arizona, where she teaches classes on water in the built environment and community outreach studios.