Eduardo Guerrero, M.U.D.
Director Arch Film Fest TUCSON 2019
Senior Lecturer of Architecture & Urban Design
Eduardo Guerrero received his professional architecture degree from the University The Republic in Santiago Chile and Master of Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Eduardo practiced architecture and urban design in Chile and in California. Eduardo designed and built hundreds of social housing units in the Atacama Desert region, created prototypical houses for Habitat for Humanity, and selected properties for future housing developments in Chile's Atacama desert. He has also overseen neighborhood revitalization efforts in Santiago for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning and worked as an urban design consultant for firms in California in both rural and urban areas. As a registered architect (in Chile) and urban designer, Eduardo’s professional and research interests include both disciplinary perspectives as well as film and sound. Eduardo is drawn to design problems and projects that engage the seen and unseen boundaries between urban, rural, agricultural, industrial, natural, and social settings through the multimedia of drawing, sound and cinematography.
Laura Hollengreen, PhD.
U Arizona, Associate Director School of Architecture
Laura Hollengreen is a historian of art and architecture who presently holds the faculty position of Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona and serves as its Associate Director. Educated at Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley, she has taught art history at the University of California, Riverside, at Berkeley, and in the School of Art at the University of Arizona; in addition, she has taught architectural history as an Associate Professor at the UA and at Georgia Tech, where she also held a half-time position in the provost’s office. Laura has published on French Gothic cathedrals in their urban environment, on the monumental sculptural décor of church portals, and on an important thirteenth-century luxury manuscript made for King Louis IX of France. She has also edited three books on topics ranging from scholarship on medieval and Renaissance topics to scholarship on world’s fairs. Her current research project centers on medieval analogues for distinctions between the effects of contemporary virtual and augmented reality.
Moises Lavoignet is a Mexican architect with 4 years of work experience in Mexico. He studied a bachelor in architecture at the Monterrey Institute of technology and higher education and is now studying a masters of science in planning with a focus in transportation at the University of Arizona. A great combination to understand the needs & techniques to achieve the green infrastructure and green buildings that every city needs.
Tau Sigma Delta
Evan Robledo is a fifth-year student going for his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Arizona. He is the current president of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture’s chapter of Tau Sigma Delta (TSD), an accredited national honor society for architecture and the allied arts. Born in Chicago and raised in Pittsburgh, Evan’s background lies in graphic design and visual arts, with four years of work experience in the live music and entertainment industry. His current academic work here at the University of Arizona focuses on modern sustainable building in an urban context that is accessible to users on a personal level. Evan is also a published editor of CAPLA’s student-run academic journal, [TRANS-] journal, and a contributor to Tucson 2050: A Vision for a Future Downtown.
Women in architecture society
Bianca Bryant is currently a fourth year architecture student at the University of Arizona. She is involved with many organizations, such as the Women in Architecture Society (WIAS), the American Institute for Architecture Students (AIAS), Tau Sigma Delta (TSD), Camp Architecture, and the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society. Within these organizations, Bianca strives to connect students interested in architecture with those who are actively pursuing architecture, specifically through the mentorship program and the summer camps hosted by the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. After graduating in 2020, Bianca hopes to move to a large city and work for a large firm where she can get experience in all aspects of design. Within school, she is focused on creating simple yet meaningful designs that legibly connect to the site, program, and users within the proposed projects. After returning from AIAS’ 2019 National FORUM conference hosted in Seattle over New Year’s, Bianca is excited to apply all she has learned from inspirational students and speakers to her studies, her work, and her life.
Sam Owen is a second year Bachelor of Architecture student at the University of Arizona. A New Orleans native, Sam lives a duality between his passion for music and his passion for architecture. He is especially interested with how the two always find a way to interact with each other. His most recent studio work landed him a nomination for a 2019 Design Excellence award. Beyond studio, Sam is involved in the local AIAS chapter, the UA Symphonic Band, the Pride of Arizona Marching Band, a community garden, as well as leading an Honors College Alternative Spring Break program to an Apache Reservation.
Tayler Forsberg is a second year Bachelor of Architecture student at the University of Arizona. Tayler is from a small farm town in Northwest Wisconsin. Growing up in a family of construction workers fueled his passion for Architecture. Besides Architecture, Tayler enjoys being outdoors either mountain biking or camping. His film experience includes the position of historian in the AIAS chapter at the University of Arizona as well as making short films on his YouTube channel.
Before studying architecture at the University of Arizona, Lizzy was able to explore working in the fashion industry, as a florist and currently as the exhibits assistant at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Design has always been the center of her focus in both academic and professional endeavors. Lizzy graduated with a degree in Visual Communications a the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising gaining experience in graphic design and spatial coordination. Born is Los Angeles and raised in Tucson, she is a true desert dweller. She enjoys traveling, visiting museums and of course watching a good film.
Axel Golden is working towards his bachelors of Architecture at CAPLA. Born in the Sonoran desert, Axel is fascinated with how places and spaces can be thoughtfully designed to experience the harsh nature of the desert through shadow and light. His work focuses on analyzing how Architecture can inhibit certain experiential moments through hand drawn scenes, designing and fabricating chairs from steel and leather, and freelance architectural drafting. Before attending CAPLA, Axel worked as a professional bicycle mechanic for seven years, leading him to shift the human scale from a bicycle to Architecture. He has been regularly experiencing and exploring far secluded desert trails by mountain bicycle for over 15 years.