Awards

Hope Rock Park Event Center Dec. 16, 2020

Master of Landscape Architecture Students Receive Elizabeth "Liba" Wheat Prize for COVID-Responsive Park Design

For Hope Rock Park, Paige Anthony '21 MLA and Ramzy Bejjani '21 MLA chose a linear open space area five miles south of downtown Tucson along the Santa Cruz River, sandwiched between a residential neighborhood and a large shopping center.

Judith Chafee's Viewpoint residence Dec. 10, 2020

School of Architecture Faculty Members Take Home Eight Awards at American Institute of Architects Annual Meetings

Congratulations to Mary Hardin, Michael Kothke, Christopher Domin, Dan Hoffman, Lisa Schrenk, Oscar Lopez and Robert Miller for these prestigious AIA awards!

Sara Ghaemi Nov. 19, 2020

MS Architecture Student Sara Ghaemi Wins Tech Launch Arizona Student Innovation Challenge Funding

Sara Ghaemi’s Algae Heat-Sink and Air Purifier is an algae-based biosystem integrated into furniture that is capable of heating, cooling and purifying indoor air.

Bo Yang Nov. 13, 2020

Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Professor Bo Yang Awarded Research Grant to Examine Spatial Patterns of Green Infrastructure

Awarded to Yang and three other researchers, the four-year grant by the National Natural Science Foundation of China explores green infrastructure interactions with microclimate and stormwater at the urban block level.

MS Urban Planning students Oct. 6, 2020

UArizona Urban Planning Graduate Student Project Helps City of Tucson Address Displacement Risk, Wins State Planning Award

Students from the CAPLA’s MS Urban Planning program have been recognized by the American Planning Association Arizona chapter for their work with the City of Tucson on planning and policy responses to displacement and gentrification.

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.

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.

Illustration of city with green infrastructure July 28, 2020

Urban Green Infrastructure Project Led by Landscape Architecture Professor Bo Yang Wins ASLA Honor Award for Research

Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Professor Bo Yang has been awarded the prestigious Honor Award, Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the research project, "Particulate matter mitigation through urban green infrastructure: Research on optimization of block-scale green space."

SunBlock Mixed Use Multifamily May 28, 2020

CAPLA Places Four Finalist Teams in Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, Including a Winner and Honorable Mention

For the third year in a row, at least one College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture student team was named a finalist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge—and this year a CAPLA team won its division.

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge Winning Team April 30, 2020

CAPLA-Led UArizona Team Takes Second Place in EPA’s Eighth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

For the third year in a row, a University of Arizona student team led by CAPLA Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Bo Yang was selected as a winner in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge.

Christopher Trumble Feb. 26, 2020

Architecture Professor Christopher Trumble Wins ACSA 2020 Collaborative Practice Award

Christopher Trumble, who teamed with Washington University’s Linda Samuels, guided CAPLA students in the design and creation of SLUG, the Sustainability Laboratory and Urban Garden at Tucson’s CITY High School.

Nader Chalfoun honored at UA Men's Basketball game Feb. 7, 2020

Architecture and Environmental Sciences Professor Nader Chalfoun Honored as Arizona Champion

Professor of Architecture and Environmental Sciences Nader Chalfoun has been honored as an Arizona Champion.

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