Projects & Other Work

CAPLA faculty, students and alumni create projects and other work that are wide-ranging and far-reachingalways with an eye towards a more sustainable built environment.

View summaries and image galleries of this dynamic work:

Congress Center (Expo 2017): Tim Winstanley '13 M Arch, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Congress Center (Expo 2017): Tim Winstanley '13 M Arch, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Congress Center is a 45,000-square-meter cultural anchor within the Expo 2017 development and master plan of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The guiding silhouette profiles are abstractions of the golden eagle in flight.

Ablitt Tower, by Jeff Shelton Architect

Ablitt Tower: Jeff Shelton '83 B Arch, Jeff Shelton Architect

The four-story Ablitt Tower, completed in 2006 by Jeff Shelton Architect, has a 19’ x 19’ footprint with a ground floor garage, a fifth-floor roof deck and a bedroom, kitchen and lounge on the floors between.

Verve Coffee Roasters, by Fuse Architects + Builders

Verve Coffee Roasters: Dan Gomez '98 B Arch and Dan Townsend '98 B Arch, Fuse Architects + Builders

The designs by Fuse Architects + Builders for Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, California are raw and bold, showcasing how important details are. This matches how Verve feels about their coffee.

Sam Maloof residence and workshop being moved

Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend's Home and Workshops: Ann Kovara '81 B Arch

Ann Kovara '81 B Arch details the move of the Sam Maloof historic residence, woodworking studio, guesthouse and 20 major trees to a new site three miles away, as well as the new property’s reconstruction to the National Register of Historic Places standards.

EMT members at Stadium Rowhouse #1

Student EMTs Find New Home in Rowhouse Designed and Built by Architecture Students

A new rowhouse, designed and built by undergraduate students as part of CAPLA Design/Build, proved to be the "perfect fit" for a student EMS team. The rowhouse, which is the first of several under design and construction, opened in Summer 2020.

Healing Architecture, by Orianna Zimmerman.

Healing Architecture: Orianna Zimmerer '19 M Arch

Orianna Zimmerer's Healing Architecture is a center for rehabilitation of addicts located at the Lafayette Park area in Detroit, Michigan. The project follows principles that focus on the relationship between quality design and patient recovery, including easy-to-navigate paths, daylight, privacy and views of nature.

Courtney Crosson

Equitable Green Infrastructure Research Led by Architecture Assistant Professor Courtney Crosson Featured in ScienceDaily

Research exploring the potential of green infrastructure for mitigating flood impacts, particularly related to the mobility of low-income and minority communities, was published in a National Institute for Transportation and Communities report led by Courtney Crosson and featured in ScienceDaily.

Lafayette Healing and Wellness Center, by Afshan Behnamghader

Lafayette Healing and Wellness Center: Afshan Behnamghader '19 M Arch

Lafayette Healing and Wellness Center is a medical facility designed by Afshan Behnamghader in Detroit, Michigan. The design of the facility follows a set of performance criteria proven to have a positive effect on improving human wellbeing in space.

MS Urban Planning students

UArizona Urban Planning Graduate Student Project Helps City of Tucson Address Displacement Risk, Wins State Planning Award

Students from the CAPLA’s MS Urban Planning program have been recognized by the American Planning Association Arizona chapter for their work with the City of Tucson on planning and policy responses to displacement and gentrification.

Three visitors stand in the temporary Parking Day parklet on Tucson's Fourth Avenue

Park(ing) Day 2020: Physically Distanced but Socially Connected

Park(ing) Day 2020, an annual worldwide event that encourages landscape architects, community members and students to transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets, brought together MLA and BLA student's for CAPLA's project on Tucson's 4th Avenue.

La Casa Verde, by Itzel Gamez

La Casa Verde: Itzel Gamez '22 B Arch

No one element of Itzel Gamez's La Casa Verde in El Paso, Texas is secondary or supplemental, as the design treats architecture, vegetation and the inhabitants as one cohesive whole—creating a dialogue among each other.

Rethinking Infrastructure, by Emily Miller

Rethinking Infrastructure: Emily Miller '20 B Arch

Emily Miller’s project provides a space for the community to gather and learn, a ferry terminal which is vital to the infrastructure of Seattle and a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the area.