Building a Changing World.

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

Student Experience

Undergraduate Programs

Develop the skills you need to succeed with a degree in Architecture, Design Arts and Practices, 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 or Urban Planning.

Master's Programs

School of Architecture

In the School of Architecture, we offer professional undergraduate (B Arch) and graduate (M Arch) degrees, plus the BA Design Arts and Practices and MS Arch.

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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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Latest News, projects and profiles

Michael Scott Silver

Design Poetics: Michael Scott Silver, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Assistant Professor of Architecture Michael Scott Silver joined CAPLA this fall. His research and practice focus on the relationship between existing cultures of labor and the effects new automation technologies will have on the built environment.

Zsalina Allen

Sustainable Scandinavian Pursuits: Zsalina Allen ’23 MS Urban Planning

This summer, graduate student Zsalina Allen participated in a sustainable transportation study abroad program in Denmark and Sweden. She documented her travels in a fascinating and entertaining blog. We followed up to learn more about her experience in Scandinavia, as well her UArizona MS Urban Planning experience.

Sonoran Soundscapes

CAPLA Graduate Students Bring Sights and Sounds of the Sonoran Desert to Austin for SXSW

“For thousands of years, the beauty of the Sonoran Desert has invoked wonder among its human inhabitants,” says Hunter Lohse when introducing the Sonoran Soundscape project that he and fellow MLA students Alizabeth Potucek and Christian Galindo created with Assistant Music Professor Yuanyuan (Kay) Le for the UArizona Wonder House at South by Southwest in March.


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Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts and Practices

CAPLA's new four-year, interdisciplinary BA DAP, with emphasis areas in Object Design and Spatial Design, prepares students to collaboratively work across media, scales and disciplines to tackle complex problems.
 

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