Alumni

Michael and Diane Jacobs Sept. 10, 2020

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.

Gabby Abou-Zeid April 15, 2020

The Path to Passionate Work: Gabby Abou-Zeid ’19 BS SBE

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.

Jan. 16, 2020

Planned Gift Honors Former CAPLA Dean

David and Lauren Moore have established three endowed scholarships named for Chuck Albanese, who was formerly dean of CAPLA.

Dec. 5, 2019

CAPLA Honors Scott Pask

CAPLA honors Scott Pask as the 2019 Alumni of the Year. Scott is a member of the B.Arch Class of 1990, is a Tony-award winning scenic designer and the creative genius behind some of Broadway's most acclaimed productions.

Dec. 5, 2019

Amy Webb named CAPLA’s First Recent Alumna of the Year

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.

Rachel LaMantia Nov. 1, 2019

Creating Healthier and More Resilient Homes: Rachel LaMantia '14 BS SBE '16 MS Arch

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.

Oct. 1, 2019

Building Professional Relationships: Connor Harmon '16 BS SBE '17 MS Urban Planning

"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."

Sept. 1, 2019

The Perfect Combination of Science and Creativity: Amy Webb '15 BS SBE '18 MLA

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.

Elizabeth "Liba" Wheat March 23, 2017

Elizabeth “Liba” Wheat Memorial Prize Endowment

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.

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