Awards

CAPLA June 9, 2022

Damon Leverett and Jeff Guba Win 2022 Darryl D. Dobras Awards for Excellence

Senior Lecturer in Architecture Damon Leverett and Senior Data and Financial Analyst Jeff Guba have been awarded CAPLA’s highest annual honor for employees: the Darryl D. Dobras Award for Excellence, awarded by Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand.

Map created by Irene Pineda of Pomona, California May 27, 2022

Award-Winning Student Map Aims to Help Southern California City Plant a Sustainable Future

Recent Master of Landscape Architecture student Irene Pineda has won first place in the graduate/professional student category of the UArizona 2022 Data Visualization Challenge for her map Plant Trees in Pomona for a Sustainable Future. Her map identifies where trees should be planted to provide more shading in the rapidly industrializing Southern California city.

The Avenue Solar Decathlon Design Challenge entry May 25, 2022

UArizona Architecture Students Win 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Grand Prize

Professor Jonathan Bean and the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Multifamily Building team of fourth-year B Arch students Andrew Norris, Jonah Cummins-Mikkalson, Alex Kolodziej and Nhan Vo not only took first place in their division, but also was selected as the 2022 Design Challenge Grand Winner for Commercial Divisions—a first for CAPLA and UArizona.

To Intersect & Carve, by Freddy Arvizu March 17, 2022

Architizer Highlights Universal Design Projects by CAPLA Bachelor of Architecture Students

“Winners of the 2nd Annual Universal Design Awards reveal how the next generation of designers are rethinking accessible architecture,” says Architizer in a March 2022 article that highlights work produced by third-year B Arch students in a studio sponsored by Ascension Wheelchair Lifts.

Ana Astiazaran March 4, 2022

UArizona Architecture Undergraduate Serves on National Jury for AIA 2022 Architecture Awards

Ana Astiazaran ’22 B Arch, who received a national COTE Top Ten for Students Award for Sustainable Design Excellence from the AIA in 2021, recently served as one of nine national judges for the AIA 2022 Architecture Awards. She was the only student jury member in the esteemed competition.

Consequence, by Jules Cervantes Feb. 28, 2022

Richärd Kennedy Fourth-Year Studio Prize Focuses on Environmental Innovation and Water Consciousness Along Tucson’s Santa Cruz River

Built environment innovation. Water consciousness. These are the principles fourth-year B Arch students in the ARC 401 studio considered when crafting designs for a research center at the base of Sentinel Peak, along Tucson’s Santa Cruz River, for the Fall 2021 Richärd Kennedy Fourth-Year Studio Prize.

Ally Kwan Feb. 21, 2022

CAPLA Undergraduate Architecture Student Wins AIAS Chapter Leader Honor Award

Ally Kwan ’23 B Arch has been awarded the 2021 Chapter Leader Honor Award from the national American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) organization, while the UArizona AIAS student organization has been honored with a 2021 AIAS Chapter Honor Award Honorable Mention.

Bisbee Mercado, by Alexis Campion Feb. 1, 2022

Third-Year B Arch Students Create Award-Winning, Accessible Designs for Bisbee, Arizona

This fall, third-year Bachelor of Architecture students in studios led by Teresa Rosano, Dulce Arambula, Eduardo Guerrero, Siri Trumble and Beth Weinstein participated in a universal design awards program generated from a partnership between AGM/Ascension Wheelchair Lifts and CAPLA. Meet the winners.

Marfa Suite, by DUST Architects Dec. 17, 2021

Marfa Suite by Professor of Practice Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr Only U.S. Home to Make Architectural Record 2021 House Awards Shortlist

Marfa Suite by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and Cade Hayes (DUST Architects) was named one of 15 homes worldwide shortlisted for the esteemed AR 2021 House Award by Architectural Record.

Glenn Ingram Dec. 15, 2021

MS Urban Planning Student Wins Best Student Map Award from Arizona Geographic Information Council

First-year MS Urban Planning student Glenn Ingram has won the Best Student Map award among all collegiate entrants in the 2021 Arizona Geographic Information Council Maps & Apps Contest. His map, "New York City 100-Year Floodplain," contrasts NYC's population density with the FEMA 100-year floodplain.

2021 AIA Arizona Awards Gala Nov. 23, 2021

School of Architecture Faculty Receive Five AIA Arizona 2021 Design Awards

CAPLA School of Architecture faculty members Robert Miller, Brad Lang, Oscar Lopez and Claudia Kappl-Joy plus former faculty member Judith Chafee have been honored with annual design awards by the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Class of 2020 Convocation Nov. 19, 2021

Together Again: CAPLA Celebrates 2021 Homecoming and Class of 2020 Convocation

CAPLA celebrated alumni, students and loved ones at 2021 Homecoming festivities with our Día de los Muertos Celebration, Alumna of the Year, Homecoming Reception, 58 Society After-Hours Event and Class of 2020 Convocation. View photo galleries.

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