Faculty

Kristina Currans teaching July 2, 2020

Untangling Silos: Kristina Currans, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Kristina Currans, who has a background in civil engineering, began at CAPLA in 2017. She has a wide variety of research and other interests, with a particular focus on land-use development and transportation planning.

Damon Leverett June 27, 2020

The Intersection of Architecture and Technology: Damon Leverett, Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Senior Lecturer in Architecture Damon Leverett began at CAPLA in 2019. With a background in computer science and architecture, he brings a rich mix of architectural technology and systems design experience to the college.

Where the sidewalk ends... June 22, 2020

Urban Planning Professor Arlie Adkins Discusses Sidewalk Deficiencies in Cities in Bloomberg CityLab Article

Arlie Adkins, assistant professor of urban planning, was quoted in a recent article on the critical role that good pedestrian infrastructure plays in city life appearing in Bloomberg CityLab.

Aerial view of beach June 18, 2020

CAPLA Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga Provides Insight on Climate Change for WalletHub’s ‘Best Beach Towns to Live In’

Adriana Zuniga, CAPLA and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy assistant research scientist, notes how coastal communities may be severely impacted by climate change in the near future.

June 16, 2020

The Spaces That Exist Between Private Properties: Bill Mackey, Lecturer in Architecture

“Everything I do as an artist and architect comes into my teaching methodology. I try to think about problems creatively and research them through a multitude of lenses. I expect the same of my students.”

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. June 15, 2020

A Deeper Appreciation for Context: Gina Chorover, Lecturer in Planning and Landscape Architecture

“What I love most is bringing the history of a place to the surface for people to see. When people understand the larger context of a building, site or city, they have a deeper appreciation for it.”

House for Sale sign June 9, 2020

Q&A with Real Estate Development Professor Gary Pivo: Should You Buy or Sell a House During the Pandemic?

Professor of Real Estate Development and Urban Planning Gary Pivo discusses COVID-19's impact on the housing market and what it could mean for prospective home buyers or sellers.

Stockholm, Sweden waterfront in evening June 5, 2020

Architecture Lecturer Claudia Kappl-Joy Shares Stories of Lighting Design and More in New 'Plugged In' Conversation Series

In a wide-ranging, in-depth video, Claudia Kappl-Joy, lecturer of architecture, is interviewed by The Adelaie Project for its new Plugged In series.

Blurred person with hot sun June 3, 2020

Extreme Heat and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Heat Health Information Network Launches Comprehensive Online Resource

CAPLA Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith contributes urban planning and local governance information to resource that focuses on managing the health risks of extreme heat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

The Levin Residence May 12, 2020

Levin Residence, Designed by CAPLA’s Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra, Showcased in The Guardian

The award-winning Levin Residence in Marana, Arizona is featured with two other homes from Arizona and one home from Spain in The Guardian’s “Framing the horizon: dwellings that blend with the desert” feature.

Ventana House May 7, 2020

Ventana House, Designed by Associate Professor of Practice Michael Kothke and His Firm HK Associates, Featured in Wallpaper* Magazine

The renowned magazine's spread of the newly completed Ventana House by HK Associates in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson includes stunning photography of the custom home.

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