Faculty Work

Traffic calming chicane April 19, 2022

Plan the Plan

Plan the Plan aims to apply crowd-source technology to foster greater inclusion and social justice in the City of Tucson’s neighborhood planning process. CALPLA faculty and students applied this platform to seven neighborhoods in the Grant-Alvernon area of Tucson, Arizona.

Camp Naco April 19, 2022

Camp Naco Story Map

The Camp Naco story map tells the story of the still-standing adobe Buffalo Soldier cavalry camp and its meaning both to the descendants of these soldiers and to African American members of the military and their families.

Aerial map of illegal guest houses April 18, 2022

Identification of Limits to Development of Innovative Affordable Housing Types in the Tucson Area

Architecture lecturer Bill Mackey investigates the development regulations, costs and trends within the metropolitan Tucson region associated with “innovative” housing types on individual lots for a Drachman Institute project funded by AARP.

April 18, 2022

City of Tucson's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Faculty members Courtney Crosson and Ladd Keith, along with community partners, develop a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) to help the City of Tucson establish a path to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

Marfa Suite Aug. 13, 2021

CAPLA’s Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and DUST Architects’s Marfa Suite Featured in The New York Times

Completed by DUST Architects in winter 2020, the Marfa Suite located in Marfa, Texas, and designed by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and partner Cade Hayes of DUST Architects was featured in The New York Times story “How Do You Add On to the Perfect Small House? You Don’t.”

Casa Caldera July 27, 2021

Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and DUST Architects Win 2021 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest

DUST Architects, led by Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and founding principal Cade Hayes, has been awarded the top design prize by the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning and the Thornburg Foundation for Southern Arizona's Casa Caldera.

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.

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."

University of Arizona and Star Academic High School students at work on green infrastructure July 25, 2020

Tucson Verde Para Todos: CAPLA Faculty and Landscape Architecture Students Engage South Tucson Community through Green Infrastructure

Tucson Verde para Todos aims to address injustices around green infrastructure by promoting a strategy to address inequities in green infrastructure funding, siting and implementation through collaborative, participatory community engagement, as at Star Academic High School.

South Stadium Rowhouse 1 July 16, 2020

South Stadium Rowhouse 1

Designed by Class of 2019 B Arch and M Arch students, constructed by Class of 2020 B Arch and M Arch students under the guidance of Professor of Architecture Mary Hardin and completed this summer, the South Stadium Rowhouse 1 is the first of five CAPLA Design/Build rowhouses.

Norton Avenue Remodel and Addition by Bill Mackey July 4, 2020

Norton Avenue Residential Remodel and Addition: Bill Mackey, Lecturer in Architecture

Bill Mackey’s Norton Avenue remodel and addition project is a 875-square-foot addition to an 800-square-foot bungalow built in 1927. In the addition, a series of spaces are made as small and functional as possible to allow for the creation of outdoor spaces.

The Garcia Home, by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects July 2, 2020

Garcia Residence: Teresa Rosano, Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

The challenge for  the design team of Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra on the Garcia residence was to design a structure that would appear to grow out of the rocky desert hillside without dominating the landscape.

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