As CAPLA expands the influence and scope of the design and planning professional through an engaged process of
making, risk-taking, and knowledge-building
in support of a resilient and thriving natural and built environment.
The CAPLA community is dedicated to nurturing and teaching design and planning methodologies grounded in
responsible and sustainable real-world problem-solving
with the potential to energize, improve, and inspire.


CAPLA graduates
employed in their field

$1 M+

Awarded in research
grants in 2016


MS Planning Program ranked
8th out of 34 Top Planning Programs
in the nation without a PhD - Planetizen


Architecture upper division courses
meet UA 100% Engagement standards


Ranked in the nation
for annual research generated
Association of American Universities

Top 25

Nationally ranked
Bachelor of Architecture program
Design Intelligence


Camp Architecture 2018 Registration is NOW OPEN! 

Camp Architecture is a series of week-long summer day programs designed for students interested in the field of architecture and design. Participants learn to draw by hand and on the computer, construct models in the CAPLA Materials Lab, test structural models, and learn about sustainability and careers in the design field. Led by Registered Architects Valerie Lane and Eduardo Guerrero with the support of outstanding student assistants, aspiring architects will get a unique glimpse into the world of design while acquiring skills unavailable outside a college setting. Please find more information about the camp here.