Alumni

David D. Ortega Oct. 18, 2021

Art, Design and Authentic Place: David D. Ortega '77 B Arch

David D. Ortega, who is from Globe, Arizona and has lived and worked in Scottsdale since 1978, became the first architect and Latino mayor in the country when he was elected the 12th mayor of Scottsdale.  He credits his background in architecture with informing his views as a civic leader.

Gustavo Antonio Noriega Sept. 29, 2021

Advice for Aspiring Architects (from an Aspiring Architect): Gustavo Antonio Noriega ’20 B Arch

Gustavo Antonio Noriega, who grew up in Sinaloa, Mexico, East Los Angeles and Tucson, graduated from UArizona at the height of the pandemic and following a sudden switch to online courses. In this interview, he offers advice to those just starting out in the architecture program, as well as those looking for their first jobs as they prepare for graduation.

Adriana Zuniga Sept. 23, 2021

Exploring Human-Landscape Connections: Adriana Zuniga ’10 MS Arch, Assistant Research Scientist

Assistant Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga came to CAPLA from Mexico in 2008 to pursue her MS Architecture degree. Since then, she has also earned a PhD in Arid Lands Resources Sciences and has taught and conducted research on human-landscape connections at CAPLA since 2015.

Lawrence G. Paull July 9, 2021

From ‘Safeway Architecture Student’ to Oscar-Nominated Production Designer: New Scholarship Honors Lawrence G. Paull ’64 B Arch

Lawrence G. Paull '64 B Arch, who passed away in 2019, created award-winning sets for such films as Blade Runner, Back to the Future, City Slickers and Romancing the Stone. His wife Marcy Bolotin has endowed a CAPLA scholarship in his name.

CAPLA Convocation Showcase May 15, 2021

Celebrate Our Class of 2021 at the CAPLA Convocation Showcase and Graduation Ceremony Livestream!

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 B Arch, BS SBE, M Arch, MS Arch, MLA, MRED and MS Urban Planning students! View student pages, projects, awards, videos and more on the dynamic CAPLA Convocation Showcase website and then join us online for the Graduation Ceremony May 16.

Dyron Murphy April 16, 2021

Designing for the Human Factor: Dyron Murphy ’88 B Arch

Dyron Murphy, who is from Window Rock on the Navajo Nation, learned many things as a Bachelor of Architecture student—time management, design skills, flexibility—but what he didn’t anticipate was how close his cohort would become and has since remained.

Rich Michal's Civano house Feb. 24, 2021

Cowboys, Hippies and Sustainable Design: Rich Michal '07 B Arch, M Arch

Rich Michal came to CAPLA to study architecture after earning a bachelor's degree in construction engineering and management from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University. Seeking to learn more about sustainable design—and designing and constructing one of the nation’s most energy-efficient on-grid homes in the country as his master’s thesis—he pursued the B Arch and M Arch concurrently.

Roy Noggle Jan. 28, 2021

How Architecture Can Save a Life: Roy Noggle ’67 B Arch

Roy Noggle graduated from the University of Arizona’s Bachelor of Architecture program in 1967, where he was a member of the well-known “Safeway Class,” so named because the original architecture studio was held in an old Safeway grocery store on North Park Avenue.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand Nov. 13, 2020

CAPLA Alumni, Welcome to 2020 Virtual Homecoming!

College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand welcomes you to 2020 CAPLA and University of Arizona Virtual Homecoming!

Nov. 6, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Kendra Hyson on Ensuring Equity and Building Community

In this keynote lecture for the CAPLA Futures Council, Kendra Hyson MLA '15 discusses her work as co-founder of The Urban Studio and the impact she has seen through engaging young people in communities of color in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond.

WIAS Leadership Sept. 25, 2020

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.

Sept. 25, 2020

Lecture Recap and Video: Brandon Herman on Lessons from a Career Rover

Brandon Herman '12 MS Planning '14 MLA is a certified professional planner and licensed landscape architect. He joined CAPLA for a virtual lecture titled "Changing Course: Lessons from a Career Rover," and spoke to& CAPLA students about alternative career paths that they may have not yet considered. 

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