School of Architecture Student Profiles

Architecture students come from a rich diversity of backgrounds and experiences.

View profiles of a few of our undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Arizona School of Architecture:

Tulga Ericson

Persistence is Key: Tulga N. Ericson '21 B Arch

Tulga N. Ericson, who is originally from Mongolia but moved to Arizona nine years ago, entered CAPLA's Bachelor of Architecture program after knowing he could stay in Tucson to attend an outstanding undergraduate architecture program.

Sarah Ghaemi

A Broad Spectrum of Energy: Sara Ghaemi '20 MS Arch

Sara Ghaemi, who holds a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from Iran, came to CAPLA to study the Master of Science in Architecture because it provides an opportunity to focus on sustainability and energy efficiency in the built environment.

Maryam Moradnejad

A Focus on Emerging Building Technologies: Maryam Moradnejad '20 MS Arch

Maryam Moradnejad, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Iran, came to CAPLA to study the Master of Science in Architecture because of the opportunity to research emerging building technologies.

Liz Madsen

Staying Present in Design and Construction: Liz Madsen '20 M Arch

Liz Madsen, who is from Tucson, entered the Master of Architecture program after receiving undergraduate degrees in architectural studies and urban planning. She chose CAPLA in part because of the world-class Materials Lab.

Jenny Nguyen

Rooted in the Spirit of Place: Jenny Nguyen ’20 B Arch

Jenny Nguyen, a fifth-year architecture student whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam before she was born, shares her experience as a CAPLA student, with a particular focus on how heritage, family and work ethic play a role in academic excellence, even in this time of pandemic.

Brooke Sands

Curiosity Becomes Passion: Brooke Sands ’22 B Arch

Chicago native Brooke Sands, now halfway through the five-year CAPLA undergraduate architecture program, offers insight into the challenges and passions of studying architecture.

Juliana Seymour

Opening Doors to a Bright Future: Juliana Seymour ’20 B Arch

Juliana Seymour '20 B Arch landed her internship at Swaim Associates thanks to the CAPLA Job Interview Fair.

Diego Limon

Building Experience in the Field: Diego Limon ’23 B Arch

Bachelor of Architecture student Diego Limon's first internship was with Chasse Building Team, an internship he landed thanks to CAPLA's Job Interview Fair.