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:

Dyron Murphy

Designing for the Human Factor: Dyron Murphy ’88 B Arch

Dyron Murphy, who is from Window Rock on the Navajo Nation, learned many things as a Bachelor of Architecture student—time management, design skills, flexibility—but what he didn’t anticipate was how close his cohort would become and has since remained.

Rich Michal's Civano house

Cowboys, Hippies and Sustainable Design: Rich Michal '07 B Arch, M Arch

Rich Michal came to CAPLA to study architecture after earning a bachelor's degree in construction engineering and management from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University. Seeking to learn more about sustainable design—and designing and constructing one of the nation’s most energy-efficient on-grid homes in the country as his master’s thesis—he pursued the B Arch and M Arch concurrently.

Roy Noggle

How Architecture Can Save a Life: Roy Noggle ’67 B Arch

Roy Noggle graduated from the University of Arizona’s Bachelor of Architecture program in 1967, where he was a member of the well-known “Safeway Class,” so named because the original architecture studio was held in an old Safeway grocery store on North Park Avenue.

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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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