Architecture

Women in Green 2020 Sheroes Sept. 16, 2020

Architecture Lecturer Sandra Bernal-Cordova Named USGBC Women in Green 2020 'Shero' for September

The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes “Women in Green Sheroes”—women who “demonstrate how the power of purpose can shape our lives, our careers and our changing world.” This month, the honor was bestowed upon CAPLA Lecturer in Architecture Sandra Bernal-Cordova.

Jesús Robles Sept. 15, 2020

Poetics of Space: Jesús Robles, Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Robles, who teaches Techne 2 and second-year studios and is a principal at DUST Architects, has a focus that "oscillates between sustainable material development and poetics of space."

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.

Courtney Crosson Sept. 7, 2020

Beyond the Studio: Courtney Crosson, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson joined CAPLA in 2016. She enjoys connecting students’ academic knowledge with real projects in the community, with a particular focus on water in the built environment and community outreach.

Downtown Phoenix Sept. 4, 2020

Associate Professor of Architectural History Lisa Schrenk Provides Historic Context for Phoenix Home & Garden Story About Post-COVID-19

How will Phoenix, Arizona rise from the ashes of COVID-19? That's the question Phoenix Home & Garden magazine asked local design professionals for an August 3, 2020 story—including CAPLA's Lisa Schrenk, associate professor of architectural history.

CAPLA Building at twilight Sept. 2, 2020

Architecture in the Time of COVID-19: CAPLA Students and Faculty Adjust to Online Learning

In a September 1 article in The Daily Wildcat, CAPLA faculty and students discuss measures to make hands-on studio courses work in an online setting, particularly in light of how students learn so much from each other in studio.

Ascension wheelchair lift with students and teacher (in wheelchair) on stage Aug. 25, 2020

UArizona College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts Partner to Promote Universal Design

Architecture students in the CAPLA Integrations of Place Studio will learn about accessibility and universal design and have the opportunity to win $5,000 in prizes thanks to sponsorship by Ascension Wheelchair Lifts.

Rethinking Infrastructure, by Emily Miller Aug. 12, 2020

Rethinking Infrastructure: Emily Miller '20 B Arch

Emily Miller’s project provides a space for the community to gather and learn, a ferry terminal which is vital to the infrastructure of Seattle and a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the area.

Adaptive Cooling and Daylighting Roof Aperture System, by Maryam Moradnejad Aug. 7, 2020

Modular Design Technique for an Adaptive Cooling and Daylighting Roof Aperture System: Maryam Moradnejad '20 MS Arch

Maryam Moradnejad's research to create an adaptive cooling and daylighting roof aperture system will accommodate evaporative and radiant cooling, natural daylighting and water recuperation.

The Youth Parish, by Juliana Seymour Aug. 7, 2020

The Youth Parish: Juliana Seymour '20 B Arch

By reinterpreting historic New Orleans typologies and fabricating a newly vibrant and adaptable environment, Juliana Seymour transforms an underutilized parking lot into an opportunistic youth haven.

Infill house Aug. 6, 2020

Challenging the Norm: Susannah Dickinson, Associate Professor of Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture Susannah Dickinson, who joined CAPLA in 2009 after practicing architecture full-time, sees teaching and research as an opportunity for personal growth and lifelong learning and also a chance to give back to the next generation of architects.

House of Transparency Aug. 6, 2020

House of Transparency: Damon Leverett, Senior Lecturer in Architecture

The House of Transparency by Damon Leverett is the competition entry for the 1997 design competition conducted by Transparency International. The building serves as an exhibition, meeting and contemplation space.

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