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Old School of Architecture sign May 5, 2020

How COVID-19 Can Drive Innovation in Higher Ed: CAPLA Associate Dean of Research Barbara Bryson Pens DesignIntelligence Editorial

Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Practice and The Drachman Institute Director Barbara Bryson challenges design school academic leaders in a call to create opportunity from crises.

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge Winning Team April 30, 2020

CAPLA-Led UArizona Team Takes Second Place in EPA’s Eighth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

For the third year in a row, a University of Arizona student team led by CAPLA Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Bo Yang was selected as a winner in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge.

Tucson Sun Link Modern Streetcar April 27, 2020

Planning Professor Arthur C. Nelson Shares Analysis and Lessons from Development around Tucson’s Sun Link Modern Streetcar

Professor of Planning and Urban Design Arthur C. Nelson teamed with doctoral student Robert Hibberd and MRED and MS Urban Planning students to conduct research highlighted recently in TREND Report.

Downtown Los Angeles skyline from Vista Hermosa Park. April 24, 2020

First-Year Master of Landscape Architecture Students Find Inspiration and Delight Exploring Southern California

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Kirk Dimond leads MLA students on a weeklong excursion of significant urban landscapes, spaces and design firms in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Helen Erickson April 14, 2020

CAPLA Heritage Conservation Project Director Guides Urban Planning Graduates and Neighbors in Creating a Cultural Asset App for Tucson

Each year Helen Erickson brings together graduate students in her preservation planning course with neighborhood residents on a project designed to benefit the community. This year they created the Tucson Community Treasures app.

Photographer silhouette April 13, 2020

Physically Distant / Socially Connected: A Photographic Competition for the CAPLA Community

The broad CAPLA community is invited to participate in a new photographic contest sponsored by PUENTE, the Hispanic student organization of CAPLA. Deadline is May 15, 2020.

Intubation box demonstration April 8, 2020

Paulus Musters Leads CAPLA Design Thinking (and Building) Efforts to Protect Healthcare Providers from COVID-19

As part of the Arizona Makers Fighting COVID-19 group, Materials Labs Manager Paulus Musters is using CAPLA facilities and tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers to create face shields, aerosol boxes and face mask frames to protect healthcare workers and first responders.

Landscape architecture site plan excerpt April 6, 2020

The University of Arizona Launches New Bachelor of Landscape Architecture to Meet Growing Demand for Landscape Architects

With CAPLA’s renowned faculty and facilities, the BLA provides a robust, studio-based curriculum for University of Arizona undergraduate students to become highly successful landscape architects.

Tucson Mountains at sunset March 30, 2020

Are You from the West? Arizona In-State Tuition Pricing for Select CAPLA Master’s Programs Now Available

The University of Arizona Master of Architecture, MS Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture and MS Urban Planning now participate in Western Regional Graduate Program pricing, offering a significant savings to students from qualifying states.

MLA student project review March 27, 2020

CAPLA Master of Landscape Architecture Receives STEM Designation

STEM designation for the Master of Landscape Architecture acknowledges the innovative, technical nature of the graduate program while enabling eligible international students to extend their post-degree stay in the U.S.

UArizona's Wilma at UPC-Lima March 26, 2020

CAPLA Partners with UPC Lima to Launch Global Microcampus Program in Sustainable Built Environments

Classes convened for CAPLA’s first microcampus program on March 26, 2020, a unique marrying of UArizona’s BS in Sustainable Built Environments with UPC’s Bachelor of Architecture.

Person working from home with natural light March 25, 2020

Turning Your Home into a Healing Space

The way you lay out your physical environment can reduce stress and create calm, say Assistant Professor of Architecture Altaf Engineer and other researchers from the University of Arizona.

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