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The Avenue Solar Decathlon Design Challenge entry May 25, 2022

UArizona Architecture Students Win 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Grand Prize

Professor Jonathan Bean and the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Multifamily Building team of fourth-year B Arch students Andrew Norris, Jonah Cummins-Mikkalson, Alex Kolodziej and Nhan Vo not only took first place in their division, but also was selected as the 2022 Design Challenge Grand Winner for Commercial Divisions—a first for CAPLA and UArizona.

Camp Naco May 23, 2022

Student and Faculty Research Leads to ‘Most Endangered Historic Places’ Designation for Buffalo Soldier Camp

Thanks to research by CAPLA's Heritage Conservation Project Director Helen Erickson and graduate students Sarah McDowell and Teresa DeKoker, the Buffalo Soldier military establishment Camp Naco in Southeastern Arizona has been listed by the U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation's as one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2022.

Design-build Stadium Rowhouse open house May 2, 2022

Tucson NBC Affiliate Highlights Affordable Rowhouses Designed and Built by CAPLA Architecture Students

Rowhouses created as part of CAPLA design-build studios led by architecture professors Mary Hardin and Eric D. Weber, and designed and built by architecture students, were featured on KVOA News 4, an NBC affiliate in Tucson, on April 29, 2022.

Jonathan Bean April 27, 2022

Passive Building: CAPLA’s Jonathan Bean on How Infrastructure Funding Can Help Buildings Meet Climate Change Goals

In the Biden administration’s new infrastructure law, funding is available to states and communities that UArizona Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments Jonathan Bean says can be used to help fight climate change. Learn how and listen to the full interview.

Drachman Institute relaunch event April 22, 2022

Drachman Institute Relaunches with Showcase Event and Appointment of Director Courtney Crosson

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson has been appointed director of the University of Arizona’s Drachman Institute by CAPLA Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand. Crosson's introduction was combined with a project showcase on April 13 in a "relaunch" of this important, community-focused institute.

Judith Chafee, circa 1970. April 21, 2022

Class of 1977 Architecture Alum Establishes Scholarship in Honor of Renowned Architect Judith Chafee

A Class of 1977 Bachelor of Architecture alumnus has established the Judith Chafee Scholarship to honor the legacy of the architect and School of Architecture professor, who in her classroom and studio created "new expressions in the built environment that caused in the viewer reflection and gave a new sense of existential ‘delight’."

Brown Foundation Promenade April 20, 2022

Planning for Urban Heat Resilience: Professor Ladd Keith Partners with American Planning Association on Essential Publication

Thanks to a partnership with the American Planning Association, CAPLA's Ladd Keith and ASU's Sara Meerow have published a comprehensive guide for planners and their communities to equitably prepare for urban heat resilience and mitigation: Planning for Urban Heat Resilience.

April 1, 2022

Lecture Recap and Video: Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta on 'Cultivating Science, Justice and Action Through Participatory Research Methods'

In this presentation, Ramírez-Andreotta will describe participatory research methods which advance exposure to science and communication strategies that visualize and translate environmental health research to action.  

Ryan Smith March 30, 2022

Ryan Smith Named Director of School of Architecture at the University of Arizona

Ryan Smith, a 2002 UArizona B Arch alumnus who has served as professor and director of the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University since 2018, has been named the director of the School of Architecture at CAPLA. He will join us in Tucson on July 1, 2022.

March 30, 2022

Lecture Recap and Video: Vann Mollyvann: Lecture by Štefan Tkáč

In this presentation, Štefan Tkáč  discusses the work of work of Cambodian modernist architect Vann Molyvann. 

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