Alumni News & Announcements
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College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand welcomes you to 2020 CAPLA and University of Arizona Virtual Homecoming!
In this keynote lecture for the CAPLA Futures Council, Kendra Hyson MLA '15 discusses her work as co-founder of The Urban Studio and the impact she has seen through engaging young people in communities of color in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond.
Bringing Color into the World of Architecture: CAPLA’s Women in Architecture Society in Conversation with NOMA Arizona President Carlos Murrieta
On September 11, Women in Architecture Society teamed up with NOMA Arizona President Carlos Murrieta to discuss equity, diversity and inclusion in a virtual roundtable event sponsored by the CAPLA Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the American Institute of Architects Southern Arizona.
Brandon Herman '12 MS Planning '14 MLA is a certified professional planner and licensed landscape architect. He joined CAPLA for a virtual lecture titled "Changing Course: Lessons from a Career Rover," and spoke to& CAPLA students about alternative career paths that they may have not yet considered.
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.
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.
Blueprint for Entrepreneurship: Innovative Architect Diane Reicher Jacobs ’88 B Arch on Starting Your Own Firm
Diane Reicher Jacobs ’88 B Arch left behind a successful trajectory in corporate architecture to start architecture firm Holly Street Studio in 1999. Here, she shares three valuable entrepreneurial lessons she's learned for designers and others striking out on their own.
For Gabby Abou-Zeid, who graduated with her Bachelor's in Sustainable Build Environments in 2019, her path exploring transportation and urban planning has been anything but linear.
David and Lauren Moore have established three endowed scholarships named for Chuck Albanese, who was formerly dean of CAPLA.
Amy Webb was named CAPLA's first Recent Alumna of the Year at this year's homecoming reception. Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments in 2015 and a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2018. Amy is a Landscape Architect at Norris Design based in Tucson and has maintained meaningful ties with the CAPLA Community.
CAPLA honors Scott Pask as the 2019 Alumni of the Year. Scott is a member of the B.Arch Class of 1990, is a Tony-award winning scenic designer and the creative genius behind some of Broadway's most acclaimed productions.
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and Master of Science in Architecture graduate Rachel LaMantia tried a number of programs at the University of Arizona before finding the SBE program, which kick-started her education and launched her career.