School of Architecture Student Work

Students create a wide variety of outstanding work during their time at the School of Architecture.

Check out a gallery of select student work or scroll down to view more detailed examples of student projects and work from undergraduate and graduate architecture students:

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:

Narratives and Galleries

Undefined Boundaries, by Ana Astiazaran

Undefined Boundaries: Ana Astiazaran '22 B Arch

Winner of the esteemed 2021 COTE Top Ten for Students Award, Undefined Boundaries, the Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Tucson, Arizona by Ana Astiazaran '22 B Arch, addresses social, political and environmental matters with the intention of recognizing humanity’s susceptibility to change.

Center for Information and Collaboration by Eunbee Kang

Center for Innovation and Collaboration: Eunbee Kang '22 B Arch

The Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Tucson, Arizona by Eunbee Kang '22 B Arch is an urban oasis that extends an invitation to its immediate surroundings and much further, shaded by rich greens fed by trickling water.

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.

 

Multimodal path on Howard Avenue

Architecture Undergraduates Team with City of Tucson to Design Proposition-Funded ‘Bicycle Boulevards’

In a course taught by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Bachelor of Architecture students worked with the city and neighborhood associations to create six innovative designs that focus on “complete streets” and green stormwater infrastructure for roadways in midtown Tucson.

Urban Aquatic Conservatory, by Morgan Oster

Urban Aquatic Conservatory: Morgan Oster '18 B Arch

Morgan Oster proposes a fish hatchery and wildlife research center, which have a strong didactic potential in San Francisco's urban setting to educate the population on endangered species as well as the ecological effects of climate change and pollution.

Duwamish People's Memorial and Gallery, by Jenny Nguyen

Duwamish People's Memorial and Gallery: Jenny Nguyen '20 B Arch

The Duwamish People's Memorial and Gallery by Jenny Nguyen adapts cultural practices as well as architectural themes, patterns and materials of the Duwamish Tribe— a community of indigenous peoples who have stewarded the site for thousands of years but were quickly displaced following European settlement.

Healing Architecture, by Orianna Zimmerman.

Healing Architecture: Orianna Zimmerer '19 M Arch

Orianna Zimmerer's Healing Architecture is a center for rehabilitation of addicts located at the Lafayette Park area in Detroit, Michigan. The project follows principles that focus on the relationship between quality design and patient recovery, including easy-to-navigate paths, daylight, privacy and views of nature.

Lafayette Healing and Wellness Center, by Afshan Behnamghader

Lafayette Healing and Wellness Center: Afshan Behnamghader '19 M Arch

Lafayette Healing and Wellness Center is a medical facility designed by Afshan Behnamghader in Detroit, Michigan. The design of the facility follows a set of performance criteria proven to have a positive effect on improving human wellbeing in space.

La Casa Verde, by Itzel Gamez

La Casa Verde: Itzel Gamez '22 B Arch

No one element of Itzel Gamez's La Casa Verde in El Paso, Texas is secondary or supplemental, as the design treats architecture, vegetation and the inhabitants as one cohesive whole—creating a dialogue among each other.

Rethinking Infrastructure, by Emily Miller

Rethinking Infrastructure: Emily Miller '20 B Arch

Emily Miller’s project provides a space for the community to gather and learn, a ferry terminal which is vital to the infrastructure of Seattle and a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the area.

Adaptive Cooling and Daylighting Roof Aperture System, by Maryam Moradnejad

Modular Design Technique for an Adaptive Cooling and Daylighting Roof Aperture System: Maryam Moradnejad '20 MS Arch

Maryam Moradnejad's research to create an adaptive cooling and daylighting roof aperture system will accommodate evaporative and radiant cooling, natural daylighting and water recuperation.

The Youth Parish, by Juliana Seymour

The Youth Parish: Juliana Seymour '20 B Arch

By reinterpreting historic New Orleans typologies and fabricating a newly vibrant and adaptable environment, Juliana Seymour transforms an underutilized parking lot into an opportunistic youth haven.