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Nader Chalfoun with students in Materials Lab June 1, 2021

Inspired Energies: Celebrating Nader Chalfoun, Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Environmental Sciences

In 2020, Nader Chalfoun retired after 36 years as a beloved, innovative University of Arizona professor. This profile celebrates his work at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Sao Paulo, Brazil May 28, 2021

The Berkeley Prize and the Social Art of Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture Clare Robinson has been a Berkeley Prize Committee member since 2013 and judged the esteemed competition this year. In this editorial, she speaks to the Prize’s importance in addressing social issues in architecture, as well as her own teaching and research.

Solar panels in city May 27, 2021

Sustainable Design Expert: The Building You're Sitting in is the Elephant in the Room

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Built Environments and Marketing Jonathan Bean says buildings are the No. 1 pathway to achieving the Biden administration's new carbon emissions goals. He's training the next generation of architects, and with the College of Engineering creating the Climate-Positive Building Lab, to make climate-positive buildings the new normal.

Sunset view of ADU in Camino Verde project May 24, 2021

UArizona Architecture Students Extend Winning Streak in Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

For the fourth consecutive year, CAPLA undergraduate architecture student teams were finalists in the international Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. This year the teams placed second in the Urban Single-Family Housing and Mixed-Use Multifamily Building divisions.

 

Smart phone with world map May 19, 2021

UArizona Awarded IDEAS Grant from U.S. Department of State's Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad

The grant, which includes Lecturer of Architecture Sandra Bernal-Cordova, will expand the Navigating Education in Borderlands Program (NEBP), a program through which UArizona students can build cultural competencies and learn about the history, people and culture from the intersecting borderlands area.

Construction documents May 17, 2021

Embracing Risks and Contracts in Design and Construction

Barbara Bryson writes that two of the most challenging barriers to creating a 'culture of predictable outcomes' for the design and construction industries are misunderstanding risk and wrestling with poor contracts. Here she outlines how to move past these obstacles.

Fountain in Sonoran Underwood Garden May 17, 2021

Bloomberg CityLab and Archinect Highlight CAPLA’s Innovative Air-Conditioning Condensate Reuse

The college's innovative condensate reuse initiative at the CAPLA building and Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory is one of several projects featured in an article published in Bloomberg CityLab and Archinect. Assistant Professor Jonathan Bean is referenced.

CAPLA Convocation Showcase May 15, 2021

Celebrate Our Class of 2021 at the CAPLA Convocation Showcase and Graduation Ceremony Livestream!

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 B Arch, BS SBE, M Arch, MS Arch, MLA, MRED and MS Urban Planning students! View student pages, projects, awards, videos and more on the dynamic CAPLA Convocation Showcase website and then join us online for the Graduation Ceremony May 16.

Puerto Rico damaged houses on coastline May 7, 2021

MS Urban Planning Student Envisions Resilient Energy Prioritization Tool for Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

First-year MS Urban Planning student Chrissy Scarpitti has been awarded first place in the 2021 Planning Excellence Competition sponsored by the Friends of Planning for her project Resilient Energy: Community-Scale Solar Microgrid Siting on the Island of Puerto Rico.

Teresa Rosano May 5, 2021

Architecture Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano Wins Inaugural Anne Graham Rockfellow Memorial Award

Teresa Rosano has been named the inaugural Anne Graham Rockfellow Memorial Award winner by the University of Arizona chapter of WIAS. Rockfellow, who taught at UArizona from 1897 to 1900, paved the way for other women pursuing architecture as an academic degree and profession.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park studio April 28, 2021

Architectural History Professor Lisa D. Schrenk Publishes Critically Acclaimed Book on the Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright

The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright by Lisa D. Schrenk offers the first comprehensive look at the early independent office and career of one of the world’s most influential architects.

Road in Utah April 26, 2021

Planning Professor Philip Stoker on How an Infrastructure Bill Can Help Rural Communities in the West

In an article by Deseret News examining possible impacts of an infrastructure bill in the rural West, Philip Stoker speaks to elements contained in President Biden's proposed infrastructure bill, including “soft infrastructure” such as housing.

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