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

Sept. 2, 2020
Arizona Daily Wildcat Article Featuring Architecture Assistant Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano and CAPLA Students Anisa Hermosilla '21 B.Arch and Valerie Rauh '22 B.Arch
CAPLA Building at twilight

In a September 1 article in The Daily Wildcat, College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture students Anisa Hermosilla '21 B.Arch and Valerie Rauh '22 B.Arch discuss the challenges and opportunities for moving hands-on architecture courses, such as design studio and site planning, into an online format due to COVID-19.

“When it comes to our studio course, we rely more on each other than our professors,” Hermosillo says in the article. “Our professors are there for commentary and directing us.”

Rauh adds: “Definitely being able to see everyone else’s work. I miss being able to ask [other students] questions and see what they’re doing.”

Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Teresa Rosano notes that she "spent the summer asking her students for feedback on their courses to better prepare for the fall," and is focusing on behind adaptable.

And while challenges remain, “[b]oth professors and students have tried a variety of methods to replicate the studio environment," the article states. “Rosano has employed breakout rooms, discussion boards, Google Docs and image-sharing platform Wakelet to help students be able to share their ideas, inspirations and projects with one another.”

Read the full article on The Daily Wildcat.


Subscribe to The Studio

Sign up for CAPLA's monthly e-newsletter to get the latest news and events, insights from faculty and leadership, profiles of students and alumni and more.

Subscribe Now

Latest CAPLA News, Projects and Profiles

Bird's eye view of ten lanes of traffic on the Eastshore Freeway in Berkeley, looking south toward Pacific Park Plaza in Emeryville

Lecture Recap and Video: Teo Wickland on 'Automobile Supremacism'

In this CAPLA Lecture Series lecture, Teo Wickland presents on the complex power dynamics that exist in a society built around the automobile. He touches on resource consumption; supremacist hierarchies; and collective subsidies, and closes with reflections on possibilities for transforming transportation.

Overshot of CAPLA Job Fair

CAPLA Students Put their Best Foot Forward During 14th Annual Job Interview Fair

Nearly 180 College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture students honed their interviewing skills and forged valuable connections with potential employers during the 14th annual College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Job Interview Fair.