Equity, Resilience, Connection and Belonging across the Built Environment
The Drachman Institute is committed to advancing equity, resilience, connection and belonging across the built environment through transformational interdisciplinary research, design and outreach partnerships.
The Drachman Institute is the community-based research and outreach arm of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona.
50 Years of Commercial Real Estate Development in Tucson
When the Arizona Daily Star sought to put together a “visual trip down memory lane” of Tucson’s commercial real estate development over the last five decades, it turned to students in the Master of Real Estate Development program to lead the research.
The Palo Verde and Camino Miramonte Bicycle Boulevard project undertaken by UArizona students proved that neighborhood streets can be augmented as “complete green streets” to provide multiple community benefits to improve equity, increase safety and reduce flooding.
Student and Faculty Research Leads to 'Most Endangered Historic Places' Designation for Buffalo Soldier Camp
Thanks to research by CAPLA's Heritage Conservation Project Director Helen Erickson and graduate students Sarah McDowell and Teresa DeKoker, the Buffalo Soldier military establishment Camp Naco in Southeastern Arizona has been listed by the U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation's as one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2022.
Tucson NBC Affiliate Highlights Affordable Rowhouses Designed and Built by CAPLA Architecture Students
Rowhouses created as part of CAPLA design-build studios led by architecture professors Mary Hardin and Eric D. Weber, and designed and built by architecture students, were featured on KVOA News 4, an NBC affiliate in Tucson, on April 29, 2022.
Drachman Institute Relaunches with Showcase Event and Appointment of Director Courtney Crosson
Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson has been appointed director of the University of Arizona’s Drachman Institute by CAPLA Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand. Crosson's introduction was combined with a project showcase on April 13 in a "relaunch" of this important, community-focused institute.
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