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Congratulations
CAPLA class of

2021

Welcome to the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Class of 2021 Convocation Showcase!


Meet CAPLA’s outstanding graduates and leave a congratulatory note on their pages, watch as student organizations bid their students farewell, enjoy a gallery of photos submitted by graduating students and view messages from class representatives, college administration and faculty.

Address from the Dean and Outstanding Student

NANCY POLLOCK-ELLWAND
Dean, College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

HANNAH MCCORMICK ’21 B ARCH
School of Architecture Outstanding Graduate

Address from the School Directors and Faculty

ROB MILLER
Director, School of Architecture

TERESA ROSANO
Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

LAURI MACMILLAN JOHNSON
Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

BO YANG
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Student Awards

School of Architecture Awards

Bachelor of Architecture Student Awards

AIA Design Excellence Awards

  • Nikolas Altamura ’21: Honor Award, Excellence in Overall Design
  • Logan Anthony Matos ’21: Merit Award, Excellence in Urban Design Strategy
  • Nick Witt ’23: Merit Award, Excellence in Design Integration
  • Ana Astiazaran ’22: Citation Award, Excellence in Environmental Design
  • Sam Owen ’22: Citation Award, Excellence in Environmental Design
  • Nick Witt ’23: Citation Award, Excellence in Conceptual Design
  • Ralph Mersiowsky ’24: Citation Award, Excellence in Design Exploration
  • View All CAPLA 2021 AIA Design Excellence Nominees

AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit and Medal

  • Rachael Varin

Alpha Rho Chi Medal

  • Hannah McCormick

Capstone Award

  • Eugene Lee

Capstone Distinguished Projects

  • Nikolas Altamura
  • Diego Andrés González Olea
  • Mary Henderson
  • Eugene Lee
  • Logan Anthony Matos
  • Rachael Varin
  • Hao Wang
  • Wen Xie

Faculty Commendation

  • Findley Fitzpatrick
  • Elizabeth Franzen
  • Mary Henderson
  • Courtney Klewer
  • Logan Anthony Matos
  • Hannah McCormick
  • Josh Muckenthaler
  • Jacqueline Grace Odell
  • Chumei Rui
  • Rachael Varin
  • Wen Xi

Ronald R. Gourley Award for Design Excellence

  • Diego Andrés González Olea

School of Architecture Outstanding Senior

  • Hannah McCormick

Stream Award

  • Courtney Klewer | History and Theory
  • Elizabeth Franzen | Building Tech
  • Rachael Varin | Design Communication
  • Jasmin Guzman | Professional Practice
  • Hannah McCormick | Studio

Edward Allen Award

  • Elizabeth Franzen

William G. Ure III Award

  • Eugene Lee

Master of Architecture Student Awards

AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit and Medal

  • Athena Myers

Faculty Commendation

  • Rudy Chon
  • Crystal McCloyn
  • Athena Myers
  • Zoe Sadorf
  • Pawel Sapiecha
  • Morgan Scott

Graduate Outstanding Leadership Award

  • Zoe Sadorf

M Arch Project Prize

  • Rudy Chon
  • Athena Myers
  • Zoe Sadorf

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Athena Myers

Stream Award

  • Rudy Chon | History and Theory
  • Pawel Sapiecha | Building Tech
  • Athena Myers | Design Communication
  • Zoe Sadorf | Professional Practice
  • Athena Myers | Studio

Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts

  • Carina Eichorst
  • Elizabeth Franzen
  • Alex Golden
  • Zongmin Guo
  • Jasmin Guzman
  • Mary Henderson
  • Courtney Klewer
  • Logan Anthony Matos
  • Hannah McCormick
  • Josh Muckenthaler
  • Jacqueline Grace Odell
  • Rachael Varin

Master of Science in Architecture student Awards

ARCC / King Medal for Excellence

  • Sara Ghaemi

Best Master’s Thesis

  • Sara Ghaemi

Faculty Commendation

  • Venus Abdollahi
  • Kavya Dhir
  • Saleh Amr Naseer
  • Anahita Modrek

Graduate Outstanding Leadership Award

  • Venus Abdollahi

Highest Scholastic Excellence Award

  • Venus Abdollahi
  • Saleh Amr Naseer

Faculty Awards

Roy P. Drachman Award for Excellence

  • Miller Hull and Poster Mirto McDonald | University of Arizona Main Library and Science & Engineering Library Renovations

School of Architecture Commendation for Teaching Award

  • Michael Kothke, Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture

Anne Graham Rockfellow Memorial Award, Presented by Women in Architecture Society

  • Teresa Rosano, Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Awards

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments Student Awards

Capstone Award

  • Tiburcio Bazúa Jr | Food Deserts and Sustainable Multifamily Greenhouse Design

Outstanding GPA Award

  • Shannon Buchele
  • Suzanne Ries

Master of Landscape Architecture Student Awards

Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Award

  • Paige Anthony

ASLA Honor Award

  • Ramzy Bejjani

ASLA Merit Award

  • Paige Anthony

AzASLA Student Collaborative Award of Excellence

  • Paige Anthony
  • Ramzy Bejjani

Leadership Award

  • Ramzy Bejjani

Outstanding Community Service Award

  • Rebecca Shaw

Elizabeth “Liba” Wheat Memorial Prize

  • Paige Anthony
  • Ramzy Bejjani

Outstanding GPA

  • Ramzy Bejjani

Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society

  • Paige Anthony
  • Ramzy Bejjani
  • Chelsea Hendryk
  • Rebecca Shaw
  • Gabrielle Spickard

Master of Science in Urban Planning Student Awards

2021 APA Outstanding Student Award

  • Wyatt Berger

Friends of Planning Excellence Award

  • Chrissy Scarpitti ’22 (1st Place)
  • Wyatt Berger ’21 (2nd Place)
  • Elliot Welch ’21 (3rd Place)

Excellence in Planning Research Award

  • Lincoln Edwards Jr

Leadership Award

  • Elliot Welch

NITC Student Scholar Award

  • Wyatt Berger
  • Eric Carlson
  • Jackson Cassidy
  • Lincoln Edwards Jr
  • Paul Daniel La Farga
  • Georgia Pennington
  • Elliot Welch
  • Blake Zetter

Best Colleague Award

  • Jackson Cassidy

Outstanding GPA

  • Wyatt Berger
  • Eric Carlson
  • Elliot Welch
  • Blake Zetter

Student Showcase

View and congratulate our CAPLA Class of 2021 CAPLA graduates!
And watch their class representatives (or full classes) send their fellow classmates off into the world with memories, congratulations and well wishes.

Scroll to the right to view all degree programs. Click on an image to view all graduating students in the program.

CAPLA Clubs + Life

View messages from student organizations and a gallery of more than 60 images of CAPLA life submitted by graduating students:

Graduate Certificates

View recipients of CAPLA Graduate Certificates in 2021:

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