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Nov. 14, 2021

Lecture Video: Alan Ricks on 'Justice is Beauty'

Alan Ricks, founding principal and chief design officer, MASS Design Group, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Justice is Beauty." View the video from Rick's fascinating and inspiring October 27, 2021 presentation. 

Arizona Daily Star spread: 1980s Nov. 12, 2021

MRED Students Research 50 Years of Commercial Real Estate Development in Tucson for Arizona Daily Star

When Arizona Daily Star reporter Gabriela Rico sought to put together a “visual trip down memory lane” of Tucson’s commercial real estate development over the last five decades, she turned to students in the Master of Real Estate Development program at the University of Arizona to lead the research.

Downtown Tucson viewed from Arizona Stadium Nov. 9, 2021

A Thriving Tucson Area Depends on a Secure Water Future

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Watershed Management Group's Catlow Shipek and Tucson Artisan Builders' Dante Archangeli pen editorial on local water sustainability for Arizona Daily Star.

Nov. 8, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Kirk Dimond on 'A Photovoltaic Green Roof'

Kirk Dimond, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arizona, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "A Photovoltaic Green Roof." View the video from Dimond's October 22, 2021 presentation. 

Nov. 4, 2021

CAPLA Celebrates Heather Henricks Lenkin ’79 B Arch, 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year

The Arizona Alumni Association has named Heather Henricks Lenkin ’79 B Arch as its 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year for the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Heather was chosen for her outstanding career success, passionate work to protect the world’s cultural resources and unwavering support of the university.

Nov. 4, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Jonathan Jae-an Crisman on 'Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo'

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, assistant professor of public  and applied humanities at the University of Arizona, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo." View the video from Crisman's November 3, 2021 presentation. 

Richard K. Underwood Oct. 28, 2021

In Memoriam: Richard K. Underwood, CAPLA Friend and Namesake of the Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory

UArizona graduate Richard K. Underwood, who passed away on October 3, 2021, was a long-time friend of CAPLA and the university. Through his professional and extracurricular work, Richard and AAA Landscaping (the company he built with his brother Bob in 1975) supported CAPLA in many ways, including the Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory.

Design Icon Project Oct. 27, 2021

CAPLA Architecture Senior Lecturer Oscar Lopez and Partner Named 'Young Icons' by Sources for Design Magazine

CAPLA Senior Lecturer in Architecture Oscar Lopez and partner Mihir Bavishi of s p a c e BUREAU have been featured in Sources for Design’s 2021 special issue on "Young Icons: Designs for a New Generation." The profile focuses on their work on Anello, which transforms a vintage Tucson space into a modern dining experience.

Oct. 24, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Courtney Crosson on 'Designing Food Systems in an Urban Desert'

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.

Abstract architectural view on UArizona campus Oct. 22, 2021

‘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.

Oct. 19, 2021

Lecture Video: Rozana Montiel on 'Something for Nothing'

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.

Tucson 2050 public presentation Oct. 12, 2021

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.

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