Hi, I'm Adrian Zambrano
Adrian Zambrano is a student in the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) program in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU). Adrian studied Planning in his bachelor's degree and decided to continue his education pursuing the MUEP degree on an advanced track called the Accelerated 4+1 Program. He took graduate-level classes during his senior year of undergraduate studies and then, after graduating with a bachelor's degree, only had 1 year remaining to complete his master's degree, rather than traditionally having 2 more years for a master's degree.
Adrian first came into undergraduate studies as an architecture major, and found a true passion for sustainability through the built environment after taking a required course for architecture majors, called Landscapes and Sustainability. After thoughtful consideration, he knew he did not wish to continue a career in architecture, and after discovering his new passion, he knew it was time to switch his major. After freshman year was over, he then changed his major to Urban Planning with a Minor in Sustainability that he would begin to study his sophomore year. Moving forward, he continued to learn, grow and succeed, being that he was pursuing his true passion of caring for surrounding environments.
During Adrian's last semester of the MUEP program, he was involved in three semester-long real-world projects that had him apply the knowledge of planning history, law and theory he had learned from his time in the program. The main semester project Adrian was involved in was in his Planning Workshop capstone course, where he was treated as a professional from a consulting firm to work with the Town of Clarkdale, Arizona to create design guidelines and principles for their historic downtown district and 89A Commercial Corridor. The second project he was involved in was for an Environmental Planning course, where he worked with the Town of Camp Verde, Arizona to assist in the process of creating an Urban Upland Trails Master Plan. Lastly, Adrian was involved in an envisioning proposal in a Land Use Planning course for a developer interested in developing 24,800 acres of undeveloped land 45 miles west of Phoenix, just passed the White Tank Mountains, to be named Belmont. Students provided scenario proposals to the developer detailing principles, guidelines, regulations, and best practices they could follow in order to create an ideal community and built environment of the future. These semester projects are all detailed further under the "Portfolio" tab.