Landscape Architecture

Christian Aguilar Murrieta at Park(ing) Day 2020 April 13, 2021

A Passion for Sustainable Gardening: Christian Aguilar Murrieta ’23 MLA

Master of Landscape Architecture student Christian Aguilar Murrieta is from Ciudad Constitucion, Baja California Sur, Mexico, a small city surrounded by agricultural fields and chirinolas. She moved to Tucson in 2013 after earning her undergraduate degree in sustainable tourism at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur.

Green infrastructure work at Star Academic High School in Tucson April 7, 2021

Sustainable Built Environments Faculty Provide Insight on New Study of Urban Heat Disparities in Tucson and Other Western Cities

New research on neighborhood-by-neighborhood heat differences across Tucson—and 19 other cities in the West—has garnered additional insight by Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith and Assistant Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga.

Free Water poster by Hunter Lohse '22 MLA April 2, 2021

Rainwater Harvesting Analysis by Hunter Lohse ’22 MLA Takes Second Prize at UArizona 2021 Student Showcase

Hunter Lohse '22 MLA was awarded second prize in the UArizona 2021 Student Showcase categories of Sustainability and Environmental Impact for his project Free Water: An Analysis of Potential Impacts of Large-Scale Residential Rainwater Harvesting, which calculates the potential impacts of rainwater harvesting if implemented by single-family homes across Tucson.

March 30, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Richard Johnson on the Age of Climate Action

In this "lightning talk," CAPLA Futures Council Chair Richard Johnson addresses the current unprecedented surge in climate action and facilitates a conversation about what this means for the future of the built environment and for CAPLA.

Emma Nakpairat March 16, 2021

A Balanced Mindset: Emma Nakpairat '23 BLA

Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Emma Nakpairat came to CAPLA and the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program in Tucson to be inspired by the Sonoran Desert—and to combine her love of the outdoors with her thirst to improve the environment in which we live.

PV panels at ENR2 Feb. 26, 2021

Harvesting Sunlight and Plant Power on UArizona's Greenest Building

New solar panels and a rooftop garden on the university's ENR2 building, a project headed by a team that includes Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Kirk Dimond and Professor of Landscape Architecture Margaret Livingston, not only generate electricity but also create unique environmental research opportunities.

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.

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.

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.

AMP&RSAND Modern Workspace Campus Nov. 12, 2020

Modern Workspace Campus: Lynn Capouya '79 BLA, Lynn Capouya Inc. Landscape Architects

AMP&RSAND Modern Workspace Campus is a re-imaging of the iconic San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper offices and printing press into a 330,000 square-foot creative office complex.

Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility + Windjammer Waterfront Park, by GreenWorks Nov. 12, 2020

Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility + Windjammer Waterfront Park: Gill Williams '92 BLA, GreenWorks, PC

GreenWorks’s work in Oak Harbor, Washington began with the renovation of the Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility and included the Windjammer Park Integration Plan, a long-term plan that integrates existing and new program elements into this 28.5-acre waterfront park.

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