Southwest Center: The Southwest Center seeks to define, illuminate and present the character, of the Greater Southwest: the heartland of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua, and its peripheries. A particular research interest of the Southwest Center is to document the Southwest’s architectural history in the face of dramatic change, to describe comprehensively the architectural cultures of the Sonoran Desert Region. It is also the mission of the Southwest Center to seek out, publish and support projects by architects, planners, landscape architects and others who are attempting to apply traditional models, in intelligent and meaningful ways, to contemporary architectural problems.

Arizona State Museum: The Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region and brings to life the culture history of the Greater Southwest, from the mammoth hunters to the present, through many ongoing research projects. The museum's rich and varied collections are among the most significant resources in the nation for the study of Southwest anthropology. The Museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, houses the Office of Ethnohistorical Research, Documentary Relations of the Southwest (DRSW), the Arizona Archaeological Site and Survey Database (AZSITE) and conservation laboratories.

Arizona Architectural Archives: The Arizona Architectural Archives was established in 1976 to collect, preserve, document and disseminate records pertaining to the architectural development of southern Arizona. The Archives currently houses over 50,000 original drawings of Tucson’s most significant architects, including Roy Place, Henry Jaastad, Josias Joesler, William Wilde, Nicholas Sakellar, and Judith Chafee.

College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture: The CAPLA Building is the administrative facility for the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and contains the design studios and faculty offices for the School of Architecture and the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. In addition, the CAPLA Building houses a variety of facilities for use by the graduate students of all CAPLA programs, including computer labs and a state of the art materials lab.

For additional information on admissions, please contact Program Coordinator Spencer Warmuth, at, or at 520-621-5443.