SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building,
University of Arizona for Arbol de la Vida Residence Hall with NAC Architecture
Arbol de la Vida is a large residential complex at the University of Arizona comprised of five buildings housing over 700 students. The central challenge was to reconcile the campus master plan's requirement for a denser, more compact, urban site development with the community needs of a 21st century honors college. Arbol de la Vida knits together the university and the community with new rights-of-way, a pedagogical landscape, a transit node, and building art that denotes building entry and campus gateway.