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.


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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:

Kay Olsen Brown

The Power of Relationships: A Conversation with Kay Olsen Brown ’90 M Arch, ’83 B Arch

After a full and rewarding architecture career that spans marketing, facilities, project management and corporate relations, CAPLA Director of Alumni Relations and Community Engagement Kay Olsen Brown has retired. Before she rode off into the sunset, Brown shared stories about her career, her experience at CAPLA and more.

Forest Replogle

From Guarding the Coast to Guarding Community Equity: Forest Replogle ’16 MS Planning

Forest Replogle, a transportation planner with the Mid-Region Council of Governments Metropolitan Planning Organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico, graduated from the UArizona MS Planning degree after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, an experience that helped him think about "how the built environment affects health, wealth and ecology."

Richard "Richy" Eugene Altuna

Retail Design Innovator Richard Altuna ’74 B Arch Honored through CAPLA Endowed Scholarship

Richy Altuna, who graduated from the Bachelor of Architecture program in 1974 and went on to become a renowned consumer experience designer for many of the world's most iconic retail stores, passed away in June 2021. His family and friends have established the Richard “Richy” Eugene Altuna Endowed Scholarship to support CAPLA undergraduate students.

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Alumni Projects

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

U.S. Embassy and Consulate, Lisbon, Portugal

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Lisbon, Portugal: Christopher Kirk '72 B Arch, Fred Bassetti and Company

The new U.S. embassy and consulate built in 1983 in Lisbon, Portugal was a high-security office building for the ambassador, political, military and economic departments, as well as other, more secretive functions. The site was a pastoral 12-acre location of a historic 17th-century former monastery and estate on the outskirts of the city.

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.

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