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

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.

Center for Innovation and Collaboration, by Logan Matos '21 B Arch

Center for Innovation and Collaboration: Logan Matos '21 B Arch

Logan Matos's Center for Innovation and Collaboration serves as a hub for cross-disciplinary integration among the surrounding University of Arizona colleges by creating an environment that addresses collaborative needs for a variety of people.

South Stadium Rowhouse 1

South Stadium Rowhouse 1

Designed by Class of 2019 B Arch and M Arch students, constructed by Class of 2020 B Arch and M Arch students under the guidance of Professor of Architecture Mary Hardin and completed this summer, the South Stadium Rowhouse 1 is the first of five CAPLA Design/Build rowhouses.

Library, by Hui-Yen Yang

Library: Hui-Yen Yang '22 M Arch

Hui-Yen Yang's Library is an interpretation of a contemporary library branch located in Tucson, Arizona, using an architectural language of intersecting and overlapping curvilinear walls.

A Flash of Green, by Kennedy Greyson Finn

A Flash of Green: Kennedy Greyson Finn '20 B Arch

Located in New Orleans's central city, Kennedy Greyson Finn's A Flash of Green proposes a communal space for locals and tourists to come and enjoy what the city uniquely has to offer by incorporating the vernacular of New Orleans in a modern way.

The Floating City, by Kate Stuteville

The Floating City: Kate Stuteville '18 B Arch

Narrated through speculative design, The Floating City by Kate Stuteveill tells the story of a future world dealing with rapidly rising sea levels and population growth, by proposing a new type of community that can inhabit a world we have yet to build upon: the water’s surface.

Secrets of Sense, by Tasbeeh Alaqtum and Sara Ghaemi

Secrets of Sense: Tasbeeh Alaqtum '20 MS Arch and Sara Ghaemi '20 MS Arch

Secrets of Sense, a project by MS Architecture students Tasbeeh Alaqtum and Sara Ghaemi, stimulates human senses to better appreciate the serenity and beauty of the Vulture Mountains Recreation Area in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Primer Hogar, by Humberto Lopez Villanueva

Primer Hogar, Communal-Living Housing: Humberto Lopez Villanueva '20 M Arch

Humberto Lopez Villanueva's project, Primer Hogar, Communal-Living Housing, which is set near the U.S.-Mexico border, is developed with three different performance realms: cultural specificity, context mediation and fostering community.

Beacon elevation

Beacon, A Future of Public Space: Kittitash Chaikunpon '20 B Arch

Kittitash Chaikunpon's project, Beacon, A Future of Public Space, which is set in New Orleans, explores the notion of a future for public space in the digital age where technologies and social medias are more pertinent to everyday life.