Student Projects & Work

Students create a wide variety of outstanding work during their time at CAPLA.

Check out a gallery of select student work or scroll down to view more detailed examples of student projects and work from undergraduate and graduate architecture, landscape architecture, sustainable built environments, urban planning and other students:


Narratives and Galleries

Puerto Rico damaged houses on coastline

MS Urban Planning Student Envisions Resilient Energy Prioritization Tool for Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

First-year MS Urban Planning student Chrissy Scarpitti has been awarded first place in the 2021 Planning Excellence Competition sponsored by the Friends of Planning for her project Resilient Energy: Community-Scale Solar Microgrid Siting on the Island of Puerto Rico.

Multimodal path on Howard Avenue

Architecture Undergraduates Team with City of Tucson to Design Proposition-Funded ‘Bicycle Boulevards’

In a course taught by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Bachelor of Architecture students worked with the city and neighborhood associations to create six innovative designs that focus on “complete streets” and green stormwater infrastructure for roadways in midtown Tucson.

Urban Aquatic Conservatory, by Morgan Oster

Urban Aquatic Conservatory: Morgan Oster '18 B Arch

Morgan Oster proposes a fish hatchery and wildlife research center, which have a strong didactic potential in San Francisco's urban setting to educate the population on endangered species as well as the ecological effects of climate change and pollution.

Hope Rock Park Event Center

Master of Landscape Architecture Students Receive Elizabeth "Liba" Wheat Prize for COVID-Responsive Park Design

For Hope Rock Park, Paige Anthony '21 MLA and Ramzy Bejjani '21 MLA chose a linear open space area five miles south of downtown Tucson along the Santa Cruz River, sandwiched between a residential neighborhood and a large shopping center.

Duwamish People's Memorial and Gallery, by Jenny Nguyen

Duwamish People's Memorial and Gallery: Jenny Nguyen '20 B Arch

The Duwamish People's Memorial and Gallery by Jenny Nguyen adapts cultural practices as well as architectural themes, patterns and materials of the Duwamish Tribe— a community of indigenous peoples who have stewarded the site for thousands of years but were quickly displaced following European settlement.

Walkability in Tucson, by Gabby Abou-Zeid

Walkability in Tucson: Gabby Abou-Zeid '19 SBE

In her Sustainable Built Environments capstone project, Gabby Abou-Zeid ’19 SBE examines the role of Tucson, Arizona’s built environment in advancing the shift in travel behavior in favor of less carbon-intensive modes, through the lens of walkability.

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.

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.

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.

Adaptive Cooling and Daylighting Roof Aperture System, by Maryam Moradnejad

Modular Design Technique for an Adaptive Cooling and Daylighting Roof Aperture System: Maryam Moradnejad '20 MS Arch

Maryam Moradnejad's research to create an adaptive cooling and daylighting roof aperture system will accommodate evaporative and radiant cooling, natural daylighting and water recuperation.