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Downtown skyline illustration Jan. 27, 2021

Commercial Real Estate Women Network Supports CAPLA Real Estate Development Student

The Tucson chapter is sponsoring annual CREW Network membership for CAPLA graduate student Ella Jung, an MRED student who was offered the paid membership in recognition of her success early in the master's program.

Church of Saint Simeon Stylites, Syria Jan. 25, 2021

CAPLA Architecture Associate Professor Laura Hollengreen Leads Humanities Seminar on ‘Localizing the Sacred’

In March and April 2021, Laura Hollengreen will lead an online UArizona humanities seminar that examines four sacred sites—Qalʿat Simʿān, Constantinople, Conques and Chartres—to find evolving concepts of sanctity and forms of cultic practice in medieval sociopolitical context.

Multimodal path on Howard Avenue Jan. 22, 2021

Architecture Undergraduates Team with City of Tucson to Design Proposition-Funded ‘Bicycle Boulevards’

In a course taught by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Bachelor of Architecture students worked with the city and neighborhood associations to create six innovative designs that focus on “complete streets” and green stormwater infrastructure for roadways in midtown Tucson.

Diverse students and faculty in CAPLA's Underwood Garden Jan. 20, 2021

CAPLA Launches Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Website and Built Environment Bibliography

In the summer of 2020, CAPLA was charged by alumni, students, faculty and staff to take urgent, college-wide action on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Two outcomes of our action are the new CAPLA EDI website and EDI and the built environment bibliography.

Tucson skyline Jan. 12, 2021

Research by Architecture Professor Courtney Crosson Shows that Neighborhood Farms Could be the Answer to Tucson's 'Food Deserts'

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson makes a strong case that even in arid climates, urban farms can help neighborhoods get the nutritious food they need if the farms are irrigated in a sustainable way.

Statue of Liberty at sunset Jan. 8, 2021

America Adapts 2020 Climate Year in Review Podcast Features Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith was featured in a December 30, 2020 America Adapts podcast: "The 2020 Climate Year in Review."

Damon Leverett Jan. 7, 2021

Architecture Senior Lecturer Damon Leverett on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Design Arts

At the Michigan ASLA 2020 conference held in October, Damon Leverett discussed strategies for how design-oriented organizations can address concerns and conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion and translate them into action. View the presentation.

Hope Rock Park Event Center Dec. 16, 2020

Master of Landscape Architecture Students Receive Elizabeth "Liba" Wheat Prize for COVID-Responsive Park Design

For Hope Rock Park, Paige Anthony '21 MLA and Ramzy Bejjani '21 MLA chose a linear open space area five miles south of downtown Tucson along the Santa Cruz River, sandwiched between a residential neighborhood and a large shopping center.

Dec. 11, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Jonathan Bean on Designing for Market Transformation

Jonathan Bean is assistant professor of architecture, sustainable build environments and marketing at the University of Arizona His lecture is titled "Designing for Market Transformation."

Judith Chafee's Viewpoint residence Dec. 10, 2020

School of Architecture Faculty Members Take Home Eight Awards at American Institute of Architects Annual Meetings

Congratulations to Mary Hardin, Michael Kothke, Christopher Domin, Dan Hoffman, Lisa Schrenk, Oscar Lopez and Robert Miller for these prestigious AIA awards!

Las Vegas Dec. 1, 2020

Planning Professor Ladd Keith on Heat as an Emerging Climate Risk for Urban, Low-Income Communities

CAPLA’s Ladd Keith was quoted extensively in a Climate XChange story on how, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hotter days will impact low-income, Black and Brown residents the most.

Underwood Garden Nov. 30, 2020

Architecture Lecturer Oscar Lopez on His Favorite Place in Southern Arizona: The Underwood Garden

This fall, Arizona Daily Star and Arizona Illustrated ran an eight-part series on "Favorite Places," featuring local architects speaking thoughtfully and personally about a favorite building, place or space in Southern Arizona. Recently, Oscar Lopez shared his favorite place: the Underwood Garden at CAPLA.

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