This Fund will recognize a student or group of students whose work demonstrates the values inherent in Elizabeth (“Liba”) Wheat’s professional work in projects completed during their second or third year in the Master of Landscape Architecture program.
For Amy Webb, the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments program had the perfect combination of science and creativity. Early on she had her sights set on earning a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and knew that the SBE program would prepare her for that next step in her education.
"I have a message for current students: while being knowledgeable in your profession is essential to job performance, I can’t stress enough how important building professional relationships with professors, mentors, and—in my case—residents, board members, and developers is toward professional success."
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and Master of Science in Architecture graduate Rachel LaMantia tried a number of programs at the University of Arizona before finding the SBE program, which kick-started her education and launched her career.
Amy Webb was named CAPLA's first Recent Alumna of the Year at this year's homecoming reception. Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments in 2015 and a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2018. Amy is a Landscape Architect at Norris Design based in Tucson and has maintained meaningful ties with the CAPLA Community.
For Gabby Abou-Zeid, who graduated with her Bachelor's in Sustainable Build Environments in 2019, her path exploring transportation and urban planning has been anything but linear.
Blueprint for Entrepreneurship: Innovative Architect Diane Reicher Jacobs ’88 B.Arch on Starting Your Own Firm
Diane Reicher Jacobs ’88 B.Arch left behind a successful trajectory in corporate architecture to start architecture firm Holly Street Studio in 1999. Here, she shares three valuable entrepreneurial lessons she's learned for designers and others striking out on their own.
With her MLA, Kendra Hyson has followed a path to leadership not just in landscape architecture but also in the movement for social equity in built environment design—as both a founder of The Urban Studio and in her current role as a landscape architect and planner for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Despite the challenges presented by job hunting during a global pandemic, Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning recently moved across the country to Providence, Rhode Island to start her career as a staff planner.
Bringing Color into the World of Architecture: CAPLA’s Women in Architecture Society in Conversation with NOMA Arizona President Carlos Murrieta
On September 11, Women in Architecture Society teamed up with NOMA Arizona President Carlos Murrieta to discuss equity, diversity and inclusion in a virtual roundtable event sponsored by the CAPLA Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the American Institute of Architects Southern Arizona.