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:

El Camino Verde, by MLA students

El Camino Verde: Emily Lorenz, Heather Schmidt, Irene Pineda, Austin Young and Jordan Lawson MLA

El Camino Verde is a project by Master of Landscape Architecture students Emily Lorenz, Heather Schmidt, Irene Pineda, Austin Young, and Jordan Lawson that creates solutions for addressing the hottest land plot in Tucson, Arizona.

re-House Modern, by Damon Leverett

re-House Modern: Damon Leverett, Senior Lecturer in Architecture

The research project re-House Modern by Damon Leverett is a  prefabricated modular housing  concept made of recycled HDPE plastic that is formed into individual building components.

Secrets of Sense, by Tasbeeh Alaqtum and Sara Ghaemi

Secrets of Sense: Tasbeeh Alaqtum '20 MS Arch and Sara Ghaemi '20 MS Arch

Secrets of Sense, a project by MS Architecture students Tasbeeh Alaqtum and Sara Ghaemi, stimulates human senses to better appreciate the serenity and beauty of the Vulture Mountains Recreation Area in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Primer Hogar, by Humberto Lopez Villanueva

Primer Hogar, Communal-Living Housing: Humberto Lopez Villanueva '20 M Arch

Humberto Lopez Villanueva's project, Primer Hogar, Communal-Living Housing, which is set near the U.S.-Mexico border, is developed with three different performance realms: cultural specificity, context mediation and fostering community.

Worker Transit Authority, by Bill Mackey

Worker Transit Authority: Bill Mackey, Lecturer in Architecture

Bill Mackey’s Worker Transit Authority is a display of mock planning projects created by a mock planning authority. The Worker Transit Authority asks the community, "How do you move through the city?"

Beacon elevation

Beacon, A Future of Public Space: Kittitash Chaikunpon '20 B Arch

Kittitash Chaikunpon's project, Beacon, A Future of Public Space, which is set in New Orleans, explores the notion of a future for public space in the digital age where technologies and social medias are more pertinent to everyday life.

Vecindad Viva by Bianca Bryant

Vecindad Viva: Bianca Bryant '20 B Arch

In Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, the three main areas of interest are addressing water concerns, providing affordable housing and preserving historical site significance, which are addressed in Bianca Bryant's project, Vecindad Viva.

Soft Infrastructure rendering, by Luyi Huang

Soft Infrastructure: Luyi Huang '18 B Arch

Luyi Huang envisions a softer edge to the city of San Francisco, and her 2018 B Arch capstone project, Soft Infrastructure, explores extending infrastructure that can adjust to rising water levels in the Bay.

Helen Erickson

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.

SLUG

Sustainability Laboratory and Urban Garden (SLUG) at CITY High School

Designed by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Architecture Christopher Trumble and Washington University in St. Louis Associate Professor of Urban Design Linda Samuels and built with CAPLA students and others, CITY High School's Sustainability Laboratory and Urban Garden (SLUG) converted an unusable alleyway into a dynamic, multipurpose space.

Intubation box demonstration

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.

Lisa Schrenk

CAPLA Architectural History Professor Opens Women in Architecture: The Legacy of the Bauhaus in the U.S. Exhibition in Phoenix

The Women in Architecture: The Legacy of the Bauhaus in the United States exhibition curated by Lisa Schrenk is on display in the Gallery of the Arizona chapter office of the American Institute of Architects in Phoenix through March 12.