Alumni Profile

Lena Porell Sept. 24, 2020

Job Searching in the COVID Era: Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning

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.

Kendra Hyson Sept. 22, 2020

Ensuring Equity, Building Community: Kendra Hyson ’15 MLA

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.

Mitchell Freedman April 17, 2020

Measuring Success and 'Paying It Backward': Mitchell Freedman ’80 B Arch

Forty years after his graduation from the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture’s undergraduate architecture program, Mitchell Freedman AIA ’80 B Arch remains in touch with the two faculty members who most influenced him and his work.

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.

Eric Sterner April 14, 2020

Open to Encountering the Unknown: Eric Sterner '15 B Arch

Eric Sterner ’15 B Arch, a designer at Architekton, says, "My creativity is inspired by intangible moments and patterns—all rooted in observance. I believe these uncategorical and unplanned moments create points to reflect upon and later understand."

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.

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