Landscape Architecture

Downtown Tucson viewed from Arizona Stadium Nov. 9, 2021

A Thriving Tucson Area Depends on a Secure Water Future

Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson, Watershed Management Group's Catlow Shipek and Tucson Artisan Builders' Dante Archangeli pen editorial on local water sustainability for Arizona Daily Star.

Nov. 8, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Kirk Dimond on 'A Photovoltaic Green Roof'

Kirk Dimond, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arizona, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "A Photovoltaic Green Roof." View the video from Dimond's October 22, 2021 presentation. 

Nov. 4, 2021

CAPLA Celebrates Heather Henricks Lenkin ’79 B Arch, 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year

The Arizona Alumni Association has named Heather Henricks Lenkin ’79 B Arch as its 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year for the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Heather was chosen for her outstanding career success, passionate work to protect the world’s cultural resources and unwavering support of the university.

Nov. 4, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Jonathan Jae-an Crisman on 'Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo'

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, assistant professor of public  and applied humanities at the University of Arizona, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series on the topic of "Civic Expression: Art, Culture and the Built Environment in Little Tokyo." View the video from Crisman's November 3, 2021 presentation. 

Richard K. Underwood Oct. 28, 2021

In Memoriam: Richard K. Underwood, CAPLA Friend and Namesake of the Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory

UArizona graduate Richard K. Underwood, who passed away on October 3, 2021, was a long-time friend of CAPLA and the university. Through his professional and extracurricular work, Richard and AAA Landscaping (the company he built with his brother Bob in 1975) supported CAPLA in many ways, including the Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory.

Oct. 24, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Courtney Crosson on 'Designing Food Systems in an Urban Desert'

Courtney Crosson is a licensed architect and assistant professor at the University of Arizona, where she teaches classes on water in the built environment and community outreach studios.

Tucson 2050 public presentation Oct. 12, 2021

UArizona Architecture Students Design a More Sustainable Tucson Thanks to CAPLA Partnership with GLHN

Since 2017, GLHN Architects & Engineers has sponsored and provided technical advising on four architecture studios designed to craft a more sustainable Tucson by the year 2050. This year, the focus turns to urban food systems.

Irene Pineda in the Underwood Sonoran Garden Sept. 30, 2021

Accessibility for All: Irene Pineda ’22 MLA

Master of Landscape Architecture student Irene Pineda is from La Puente, California, located 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. She earned her BA in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University and served as a public school teacher before falling in love with the Sonoran Desert and joining the MLA program.

Sept. 24, 2021

Lecture Recap and Video: Jie Hu on Urban Design with Nature - Explore Sustainable Urban Development in China

Jie Hu, clinical professor of landscape architecture and chair of the Master of Sustainable Urban Design program at the University of Illinois, joins us for the CAPLA Lecture Series to discuss Shan-Shui City principles.

Adriana Zuniga Sept. 23, 2021

Exploring Human-Landscape Connections: Adriana Zuniga ’10 MS Arch, Assistant Research Scientist

Assistant Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga came to CAPLA from Mexico in 2008 to pursue her MS Architecture degree. Since then, she has also earned a PhD in Arid Lands Resources Sciences and has taught and conducted research on human-landscape connections at CAPLA since 2015.

Kenneth J. Kokroko Aug. 30, 2021

Addressing Social and Environmental Issues: Kenneth J. Kokroko, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Kenneth J. Kokroko, a CAPLA Master of Landscape Architecture alumnus, joined the college this fall as assistant professor of landscape architecture. Learn more about Kenneth, including his passions for community-based projects, a positive studio experience and plants.

Confronting Borderlands, by Kenneth Kokroko '17 MLA Aug. 19, 2021

Confronting Borderlands: Kenneth J. Kokroko '17 MLA

Kenneth J. Kokroko's Confronting Borderlands proposes a new monument to peace the straddles the United States-Canada border, and seeks to integrate the existing (to be dismantled) Peace Towers into the newly designed landscape at the International Peace Garden.

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