Teresa Rosano

Teresa Rosano

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture


  • Architecture
  • Master of Architecture
  • School of Architecture
Teresa Rosano


Areas of Expertise

  • Alternative building systems
  • Architectural practice management
  • Site planning


Teresa Rosano (AIA, LEED AP) has a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Certificate in College Teaching from the University of Arizona in Tucson where Ibarra Rosano Design Architects—the practice she co-founded with Luis Ibarrais based.

The couple founded Ibarra Rosano Design Architects in 1999 after winning their first international design award and has continued to earn international recognition for their unique desert modern architecture.

Two years later Architecture Magazine recognized Ibarra Rosano in its issue on the "Arizona School" featuring their state’s design vanguard.

Their work has twice been exhibited in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art where they were also commissioned for an exhibit installation. They were three times nominated for a Cooper Hewitt Design Award. They were honored with Residential Architect's "Rising Star" National Leadership Award in 2008, and in 2011 were included among 50 international firms for their "ra50: Short List of Architects We Love" for their body of work to date. In 2013 they were featured on HGTV’s Extreme Homes. In 2015 they were the only Tucson firm to be shortlisted for the January 8th Memorial Competition.

Ibarra Rosano’s work has been in over 300 books and magazines and received over 75 design awards.

Teresa has been on the faculty at CAPLA since 2011, teaching Site Analysis and Planning and Architectural Programming, coordinating third-year Design Studio and teaching various studiosfrom Foundation to Master’s.

News, Research and Projects

Bisbee Center for Jazz section by Sal Arellano

UArizona Undergraduate Architecture Students Focus on Universal Design for Prize Funded by AGM and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts

For the third year in a row, UArizona architecture students participated in a universal design competition that put their creative and analytical skills to the test on a significantly sloped site. Thanks to AGM Container Controls and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts, the winning students received a total of $7,400 in prizes.