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University of Arizona

September 21, 2011

Associate Professor Martin Despang´s post-fossil (Passive House standard) kindergarten for the University of Göttingen has been published in the 6.2011 issue of the international AIT / Architecture Interior Technology magazine.  He has also been published in the Frechmann Kolón book, Wood Houses (2010), for Despang Architekten's renovation of the half-timbered farm house "Voges Redux."

Associate Professor Christopher Domin, Master of Architecture Program Chair, presented applied building skin research developed in CALA’s Materials Laboratory at the World Sustainable Building Conference in Helsinki, Finland.  Another joint research investigation into Regional Technology issues was presented at the International Passive and Low Energy conference in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium over the summer.  This work was co-developed with Professor Larry Medlin along with advanced graduate and undergraduate CALA students.

The College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture initiated an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation in conjunction with the UA School of Anthropology and Department of Materials Science & Engineering.  The program is coordinated by Professor R. Brooks Jeffery and focuses on a service-learning model of education.  More information is on the program’s website,

Assistant Professor Beth Weinstein has been invited to join the Design Committee of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE). Since 2009, she has served as a member of the JAE's Editorial Board and Reviews Board.

New members of the Architecture Faculty, Luis Ibarra + Teresa Rosano, have won their 7th Southern Arizona Home of the Year Award for a house designed for Patagonia, Arizona.

Adjunct Lecturer Wil Peterson, has been named one of five finalists in the furniture category of the ACADIA 2011 Design + Fabrication Competition.

Adjunct Lecturer Mark Ryan has won the competition for Avendia Rio Salado / Broadway Road (ARS) in Phoenix, AZ.  The proposal for an 8-mile stretch of the Broadway Road will create a series of Community Beacons that will be visible day and night, acknowledging the historic diversity of agriculture and industry between two adjacent village neighborhoods.  The installations will also function as passive cooling towers and drinking fountains.

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