Building a Changing World.

With the Sonoran Desert as your laboratory, learn to plan, design and build innovative places that endure.
 

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Tucson, Arizona

A Leading College

CAPLA is a leader in built environment innovation within a Research I institution. We excel in teaching, research and service in a transformational learning environment.

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Undergraduate Programs

Develop the skills you need to succeed in a sustainable world with a degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Sustainable Built Environments.

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Master's Programs

Take your career to the next level with a master's degree in one of four disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, real estate development and urban planning.

Master's Programs

School of Architecture

In the School of Architecture, we offer accredited undergraduate (B Arch) and graduate (M Arch) degrees, plus the MS Arch for those seeking a research focus.

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School of Landscape Architecture & Planning

Programs in sustainable built environments, landscape architecture, real estate development and urban planning.

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Master of Landscape Architecture

In a world of complex social and environmental challenges, our MLA positions you to be a leader in creative, design-based problem solving.

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Latest News, projects and profiles

Diverse students and faculty in CAPLA's Underwood Garden

CAPLA Launches Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Website and Built Environment Bibliography

In the summer of 2020, CAPLA was charged by alumni, students, faculty and staff to take urgent, college-wide action on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Two outcomes of our action are the new CAPLA EDI website and EDI and the built environment bibliography.

Paola Ortez

A Journey of Resilience: Paola Ortez '21 BS SBE

Paola Ortez, who is from Tucson, entered CAPLA's BS in Sustainable Built Environments program (Sustainable Building Emphasis) following a series of unexpected physical and mental challenges, testing her but demonstrating her resilience and commitment to sustainability.

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Research by Architecture Professor Courtney Crosson Shows that Neighborhood Farms Could be the Answer to Tucson's 'Food Deserts'

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Architecture Courtney Crosson makes a strong case that even in arid climates, urban farms can help neighborhoods get the nutritious food they need if the farms are irrigated in a sustainable way.


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