Apply now and join the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), the nation's leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions. CAPLA offers an extraordinary professional education inspired by our Sonoran Desert setting and position within a world-class university renowned for research in environmental science and medicine, developing solutions to the most critical issues facing the planet. If you have questions about our college programs or the CAPLA experience please send an email to and one of our Student Ambassadors will respond to you. 

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The UA’s main campus covers 380 acres in central Tucson. It is a hub of community activity – concerts, plays, lectures, museums, poetry readings, athletic events and more.

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CAPLA Undergraduate Tours - Every Friday 

Prospective students/parents, incoming undergraduates, and transfer students interested in learning about the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) and who are unfamiliar with the University of Arizona campus can sign up for a UA Campus Tour followed by a tour of our facilities every Friday! You will learn about our accredited Bachelor of Architecture and the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments degrees as well as take a tour of our world-class materials lab and sustainable desert garden lab. 

Sign up for both the CAPLA tour and the UA Campus Tour by clicking here

CAPLA TOUR: Prospective students/parents, incoming undergraduates, transfer students, and UA students who are considering a change of major who are already familiar with the University of Arizona campus are welcome to join our weekly tour every Friday. Please contact Sean Kramer for tour times and information. There is no pre-registration required. Please join us in the Student and Alumni Center lobby (CAPLA 101, in the Sundt Gallery).

CAPLA Graduate Tours - Available as Needed

Prospective graduate students are welcome to come take a tour of our one-of-a-kind learning environment, spacious studios and computer labs, and award winning facilities whenever they are able to come visit the Tucson area. We will set-up a customized tour for you with a currently enrolled student in the same program you intend to study. As a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management for challenging climates, CAPLA advances The University of Arizona as a premier institution devoted to environmental sustainability, entrepreneurialism, and health and well-being. As a professional college, CAPLA’s Core Mission and strengths are training urban planners, landscape architects, and architects to work effectively in our local conditions and to easily transfer this knowledge to less extreme environments. 

Contact us to set up your tour!