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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.