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Tucson skyline Jan. 12, 2021

Research by Architecture Professor Courtney Crosson Shows that Neighborhood Farms Could be the Answer to Tucson's 'Food Deserts'

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson makes a strong case that even in arid climates, urban farms can help neighborhoods get the nutritious food they need if the farms are irrigated in a sustainable way.

Damon Leverett Jan. 7, 2021

Architecture Senior Lecturer Damon Leverett on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Design Arts

At the Michigan ASLA 2020 conference held in October, Damon Leverett discussed strategies for how design-oriented organizations can address concerns and conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion and translate them into action. View the presentation.

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!

Underwood Garden Nov. 30, 2020

Architecture Lecturer Oscar Lopez on His Favorite Place in Southern Arizona: The Underwood Garden

This fall, Arizona Daily Star and Arizona Illustrated ran an eight-part series on "Favorite Places," featuring local architects speaking thoughtfully and personally about a favorite building, place or space in Southern Arizona. Recently, Oscar Lopez shared his favorite place: the Underwood Garden at CAPLA.

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.

Teresa Rosano Nov. 5, 2020

Architecture Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano Talks Building Accessibility and Inclusivity in New Interview

Teresa Rosano was interviewed on October 28, 2020 by the team at Ascension Wheelchair Lifts. Rosano, who is guiding a universal design studio for third-year B Arch students that is funded in part by Ascension and its parent company AGM, discusses the future of accessibility in architectural design and more.

Elena Cánovas Oct. 28, 2020

Building a Common Vision: Elena Cánovas, Professor of Practice in Architecture

Professor of Practice in Architecture Elena Cánovas, who came to CAPLA in 2017 from Barcelona, views service as "being a part of a community that works together to build a common vision. This is a fundamental role of architects in society.”

EMT members at Stadium Rowhouse #1 Oct. 22, 2020

Student EMTs Find New Home in Rowhouse Designed and Built by Architecture Students

A new rowhouse, designed and built by undergraduate students as part of CAPLA Design/Build, proved to be the "perfect fit" for a student EMS team. The rowhouse, which is the first of several under design and construction, opened in Summer 2020.

Courtney Crosson Oct. 15, 2020

Equitable Green Infrastructure Research Led by Architecture Assistant Professor Courtney Crosson Featured in ScienceDaily

Research exploring the potential of green infrastructure for mitigating flood impacts, particularly related to the mobility of low-income and minority communities, was published in a National Institute for Transportation and Communities report led by Courtney Crosson and featured in ScienceDaily.

Anello Restaurant exterior. Oct. 8, 2020

Anello, Designed by Architecture Lecturer Oscar Lopez, Featured in ArchDaily and designboom

Anello Restaurant, designed by CAPLA Lecturer of Architecture Oscar Lopez and his firm s p a c e BUREAU, was featured in ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website, and designboom, a design-oriented site based in Milan, Beijing and New York City.

Middle housing: rowhouses in Brooklyn, New York. Oct. 2, 2020

New Kid in Town: Missing Middle Housing

There’s a new urban development concept in town—it’s called missing middle housing. And Arthur C. Nelson, CAPLA professor of urban planning and real estate development, had a big part in making it happen, showcased in the new book Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today's Housing Crisis.

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand Sept. 30, 2020

Walking, Cycling, Leading: Meet CAPLA Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

In September 2020 College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, who joined CAPLA in 2017, was interviewed for the UArizona news site Lo Que Pasa. Read the interview on the CAPLA website.

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