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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Tucson, Arizona by Eunbee Kang '22 B.Arch is an urban oasis that extends an invitation to its immediate surroundings and much further, shaded by rich greens fed by trickling water.
For the fourth consecutive year, CAPLA undergraduate architecture student teams were finalists in the international Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. This year the teams placed second in the Urban Single-Family Housing and Mixed-Use Multifamily Building divisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.