Student Projects & Work

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Urban Aquatic Conservatory, by Morgan Oster
Urban Aquatic Conservatory, by Morgan Oster.

Students create a wide variety of outstanding and often award-winning 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

Camp Naco

Camp Naco Story Map

The Camp Naco story map tells the story of the still-standing adobe Buffalo Soldier cavalry camp and its meaning both to the descendants of these soldiers and to African American members of the military and their families.

Border Studio: Oñate Crossing

Border Studio: Oñate Crossing

Students in Teresa Rosano's ARC 410/510 studio worked with students from New Mexico and Chihuahua to design concepts and visualization of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Oñate Crossing historic site in El Paso and associated sites in the city of Jaurez, Mexico.

Sheraton El Conquistador Hotel, 1982

50 Years of Commercial Real Estate Development in Tucson

When Arizona Daily Star sought to put together a “visual trip down memory lane” of Tucson’s commercial real estate development over the last five decades, it turned to students in the Master of Real Estate Development program to lead the research.

Bisbee Mercado, by Alexis Campion

Third-Year B Arch Students Create Award-Winning, Accessible Designs for Bisbee, Arizona

This fall, third-year Bachelor of Architecture students in studios led by Teresa Rosano, Dulce Arambula, Eduardo Guerrero, Siri Trumble and Beth Weinstein participated in a universal design awards program generated from a partnership between AGM/Ascension Wheelchair Lifts and CAPLA. Meet the winners.

Mount Lemmon Outdoor Library

Mount Lemmon Outdoor Library: Nickolas Witt '23 B Arch

Nickolas Witt's Mount Lemmon Outdoor Library, Merit Award winner of the inaugural AGM/Ascension Universal Design Prize in 2021, is comprised of two simple floors united around an existing site tree which filters natural light in all innovative spaces.

Glenn Ingram

MS Urban Planning Student Wins Best Student Map Award from Arizona Geographic Information Council

First-year MS Urban Planning student Glenn Ingram has won the Best Student Map award among all collegiate entrants in the 2021 Arizona Geographic Information Council Maps & Apps Contest. His map, "New York City 100-Year Floodplain," contrasts NYC's population density with the FEMA 100-year floodplain.

Harlem Music Academy & Studios, by Nikolas Altamura

Harlem Music Academy & Studios: Nikolas Altamura '21 B Arch

Nikolas Altamura's Harlem Music Academy & Studios, winner of the AIA/School of Architecture Design Excellence highest honor for 2021, builds from the neighborhood's rich musical history to serve low-income, at-risk youth by providing access to expression through a music school proposed for a site in East Harlem.

Tucson 2050 public presentation

UArizona Architecture Students Design a More Sustainable Tucson Thanks to CAPLA Partnership with GLHN

Since 2017, GLHN Architects & Engineers has sponsored and provided technical advising on four architecture studios designed to craft a more sustainable Tucson by the year 2050. This year, the focus turns to urban food systems.

Tortuga Ranch, by Alec Kelly-Jones

Tortuga Ranch: Alec Kelly-Jones '22 M Arch

The architecture at Tortuga Ranch, designed by Alec Kelly-Jones '22 M Arch, expresses the goal of creating spaces that promote interaction, support a variety of traditional practices and help youth understand themselves within the context of all Yaqui people who came before them; translating time, place, celebration and tradition as one generation joins another for the benefit of all generations to come.

Everything Change, by Sam Owen

Climate Change, Architecture Change, Everything Change: Sam Owen '22 B Arch

This infill project by Sam Owens '22 B Arch houses the Cooperative Extension Innovation Center which helps bridge the gap between the University of Arizona and the general public. It recognizes that the world is in constant flux, and the human-built world can no longer insist on pretending to be static. Gone are the days of growth without regard for decay, says Owen.

Undefined Boundaries, by Ana Astiazaran

Undefined Boundaries: Ana Astiazaran '22 B Arch

Winner of the esteemed 2021 COTE Top Ten for Students Award, Undefined Boundaries, the Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Tucson, Arizona by Ana Astiazaran '22 B Arch, addresses social, political and environmental matters with the intention of recognizing humanity’s susceptibility to change.

Confronting Borderlands, by Kenneth Kokroko '17 MLA

Confronting Borderlands: Kenneth J. Kokroko '17 MLA

Kenneth J. Kokroko's Confronting Borderlands proposes a new monument to peace the straddles the United States-Canada border, and seeks to integrate the existing (to be dismantled) Peace Towers into the newly designed landscape at the International Peace Garden.