Alumni

Empowered, engaged and essential to building a changing world.

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The 4,500+ graduates of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture have designed a variety of career paths with one thing in common: the pursuit of excellence in our built environment.

CAPLA alumni are curious, creative and resilient—finding success across a broad range of industries. Explore how alumni can stay in touch, share opportunities, connect with students and be a vibrant part of the CAPLA community.

A Message from the Dean to CAPLA Alumni and Friends in Response to COVID-19

I want to share the measures we are taking at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture to keep our students, faculty, staff and broader community safe and engaged as we continue the important work of our college—teaching, research, service and student support.

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Alumni Profiles

Meet a few of the dynamic CAPLA alumni who are building a changing world:

Lena Porell

Job Searching in the COVID Era: Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning

Despite the challenges presented by job hunting during a global pandemic, Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning recently moved across the country to Providence, Rhode Island to start her career as a staff planner.

Kendra Hyson

Ensuring Equity, Building Community: Kendra Hyson ’15 MLA

With her MLA, Kendra Hyson has followed a path to leadership not just in landscape architecture but also in the movement for social equity in built environment design—as both a founder of The Urban Studio and in her current role as a landscape architect and planner for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Mitchell Freedman

Measuring Success and 'Paying It Backward': Mitchell Freedman ’80 B Arch

Forty years after his graduation from the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture’s undergraduate architecture program, Mitchell Freedman AIA ’80 B Arch remains in touch with the two faculty members who most influenced him and his work.

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Alumni Projects

View projects and other work by CAPLA's dynamic alumni across a mix of disciplines:

Verve Coffee Roasters, by Fuse Architects + Builders

Verve Coffee Roasters: Dan Gomez '98 B Arch and Dan Townsend '98 B Arch, Fuse Architects + Builders

The designs by Fuse Architects + Builders for Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, California are raw and bold, showcasing how important details are. This matches how Verve feels about their coffee.

AMP&RSAND Modern Workspace Campus

Modern Workspace Campus: Lynn Capouya '79 BLA, Lynn Capouya Inc. Landscape Architects

AMP&RSAND Modern Workspace Campus is a re-imaging of the iconic San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper offices and printing press into a 330,000 square-foot creative office complex.

Exquisite Textures, by Bernbaum/Magadini Architects

Exquisite Textures: Bruce Bernbaum '79 B Arch and Tricy Magadini '78 B Arch, Bernbaum/Magadini Architects

In this custom residence by Bernbaum/Magadini Architects, spacious glass walls open wide to welcome essential elements, artfully flowing through a seamless space that captures the tranquility of life through an innovative melding of brilliant blue skies, natural light, flowing water and lush greenery.

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