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Casa Caldera July 27, 2021

Jesús Robles and D U S T Architects Win 2021 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest

D U S T Architects, led by Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Robles and founding principal Cade Hayes, has been awarded the top design prize by the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning and the Thornburg Foundation for Southern Arizona's Casa Caldera.

Sprinklers on lawn July 13, 2021

Architecture and Planning Faculty Quoted in Salt Lake Tribune Article on 'Water Shaming'

Courtney Crosson, assistant professor of architecture, and Ladd Keith, assistant professor of planning and sustainable built environments, were quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune's July 12, 2021 story, "Neighbor wasting water? Is 'water shaming' the answer?"

Casa Schneider July 12, 2021

Casa Schneider, Designed by CAPLA’s Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra, Showcased in ArchDaily

The urban residential work of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, the architecture firm established and led by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra, was featured in ArchDaily, including a comprehensive gallery of images.

Lawrence G. Paull July 9, 2021

From ‘Safeway Architecture Student’ to Oscar-Nominated Production Designer: New Scholarship Honors Lawrence G. Paull ’64 B Arch

Lawrence G. Paull '64 B Arch, who passed away in 2019, created award-winning sets for such films as Blade Runner, Back to the Future, City Slickers and Romancing the Stone. His wife Marcy Bolotin has endowed a CAPLA scholarship in his name.

Hot sun over city June 29, 2021

CAPLA-led Research Team Awarded $150K NOAA Grant to Help American Communities Better Plan for Heat Mitigation

To help bridge government disparate efforts, Ladd Keith is leading an effort called Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard for Heat, or PIRSH, that has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the NOAA Climate Program Office, under its Extreme Heat Risk Initiative.

CAPLA June 25, 2021

Beth Weinstein and Laura Jensen Win 2021 Darryl D. Dobras Awards for Excellence

Associate Professor of Architecture Beth Weinstein and School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Program Coordinator Laura Jensen have been awarded CAPLA’s highest annual honor for employees: the Darryl D. Dobras Award for Excellence, awarded by Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand.

Camp Naco June 25, 2021

Heritage Conservation Project Director Helen Erickson Discusses Buffalo Soldiers on the Arizona-Mexico Border for ASLA Blog

Helen Erickson published the essay “Buffalo Soldiers on the Southwest Border” in The Field, the blog of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Practice Network. The essay explores the historic Black landscape of Camp Naco.

 
Sun over residential tiled roof June 24, 2021

Keeping Homes and Cities Cool in Extreme Heat

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith, an expert on urban planning and climate change, offers tips to keep your home cool during a heat wave, and discusses how and why cities across the country are doing more to become heat resilient.

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park June 22, 2021

UArizona Launches Reinvigorated, Accessible Heritage Conservation Certificate Program

CAPLA's 15-unit, five-course Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation relaunched this summer, and students both on campus and off may complete the certificate, which prepares students from a variety of backgrounds for practice in fields such as heritage conservation, cultural resource management and historic preservation.

Desert sunset silhouette June 15, 2021

Tucson CBS Affiliate Turns to Sustainable Built Environments Professor for Insight on the Dangers of Hiking in Southern Arizona Heat

In a series covering "Monsoon 2021" broadcast June 14, Tucson CBS affiliate TV station KOLD News 13 interviewed Ladd Keith, assistant professor of planning and sustainable built environments, on how "hiking in heat can have deadly repercussions in Southern Arizona."

Tucson skyline June 11, 2021

Planning Professor Arlie Adkins on Equitable Regionalism for Tucson’s Regional Transportation Authority

In an op-ed in the June 11, 2021 edition of the Arizona Daily Star, Arlie Adkins calls out the ongoing discussion about regional coordination in the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), an independent taxing district within Pima County that manages multimodal transportation projects.

June 10, 2021

Assistant Professor Jonathan Bean Named 2021 CUES Distinguished Fellow for ‘Climate Heroes’ Curriculum

Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Jonathan Bean has been named one of four 2021 CUES Distinguished Fellows by UArizona’s Center for University Education Scholarship. His project, Climate Heroes: Transforming the Built Environment, addresses the fundamental challenge of our time: climate change.

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