CAPLA faculty, students and alumni create projects and other work that are wide-ranging and far-reaching—always with an eye towards a more sustainable built environment.
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GreenWorks’s work in Oak Harbor, Washington began with the renovation of the Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility and included the Windjammer Park Integration Plan, a long-term plan that integrates existing and new program elements into this 28.5-acre waterfront park.
Exquisite Textures: Bruce Bernbaum '79 B.Arch and Tricy Magadini '78 B.Arch, Bernbaum/Magadini Architects
In this custom residence by Bernbaum/Magadini Architects, spacious glass walls open wide to welcome essential elements, artfully flowing through a seamless space that captures the tranquility of life through an innovative melding of brilliant blue skies, natural light, flowing water and lush greenery.
AMP&RSAND Modern Workspace Campus is a re-imaging of the iconic San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper offices and printing press into a 330,000 square-foot creative office complex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.