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Courtney Crosson is a licensed architect and assistant professor at the University of Arizona, where she teaches classes on water in the built environment and community outreach studios.
‘Performative Environments’ Spark Insight and Activism at International Conference Hosted by UArizona School of Architecture
Though the ARCC 2021 international conference hosted by CAPLA was held during the pandemic—and therefore online instead of on campus as originally planned—the gathering of many of the world’s most provocative built environment researchers was a resounding success.
Rozana Montiel, founder and director of Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arzquitectura (REA), joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Something for Nothing." View the video from Montiel's September 29, 2021 presentation.
UArizona Architecture Students Design a More Sustainable Tucson Thanks to CAPLA Partnership with GLHN
Since 2017, GLHN Architects & Engineers has sponsored and provided technical advising on four architecture studios designed to craft a more sustainable Tucson by the year 2050. This year, the focus turns to urban food systems.
Associate Professor of Architectural History Lisa Schrenk shares the preface to her new book, The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, which explores the suburban Chicago studio that served as one of the most important sites in the development of modern architecture in the United States.
Researchers from UArizona, ASU, UCLA and Aspen Global Change Institute Call for Attention to ‘Heat Governance’ to Protect Those Most at Risk from Extreme Heat
By implementing six guiding principles, researchers and decision-makers will not only address heat inequities but also create coordinated metrics and plans to adequately address extreme heat risks.
Lecture Recap and Video: Jie Hu on Urban Design with Nature - Explore Sustainable Urban Development in China
Jie Hu, clinical professor of landscape architecture and chair of the Master of Sustainable Urban Design program at the University of Illinois, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series to discuss Shan-Shui City principles.
Projects by Professor of Practice Michael Kothke and Kathy Hancox Showcased in Western Art & Architecture and ArchDaily
The work and methodologies of architectural firm HK Associates, run by Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture Michael Kothke and partner Kathy Hancox, were recently featured in Western Art & Architecture and ArchDaily.
Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation, has announced the appointment of Angela Watson FAIA to president and CEO. Watson is a long-time principal and design leader at the firm, as well as chair of the board. She has served on the CAPLA Futures Council, a multi-perspective advisory board to the CAPLA dean, since its inception in February 2019.
Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith recently published two editorials in important national and international publications. With UArizona Professor of Geography Andrea K. Gerlak he authored “There’s no place in the US safe from the heat” in The Hill, and with ASU Assistant Professor of Geography Sara Meerow he authored “Cities must plan for heat resilience now,” published by Reuters.
Ash Avila, a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments student from Nogales, Arizona, who will graduate in 2023, has been awarded an acclaimed Transportation Research Board (TRB) Minority Student Fellowship for 2022. Avila is one of 24 students selected by TRB.
Native American Advancement, Initiatives and Research Web Portal Launched with Support of CAPLA Assessment Coordinator
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Assessment Coordinator Kelly Eitzen Smith, who also serves as project coordinator for the Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office, helped create and launch the new Native American Advancement, Initiatives and Research (NAAIR) web portal.