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We see ourselves not only as individuals, but a part of change. Our adaptive approach and innovation brings us to the forefront of creating responsible solutions across the professions of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and real estate development.

Our students are ready to explore the unknown and come back with creative inspiration. Students are prepared for the future needs of the built environment ­– a competitive advantage in an increasingly sustainably-focused world.

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Sonoran Pentapus design/build structure outside CAPLA

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About CAPLA

The University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture designs the future of built environments. Using the extreme climate of the Sonoran desert as our laboratory, we combine principles of design and science, along with hands-on student experience to ensure communities endure through sustainable solutions.

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From The Studio

Environmental Science Laboratory

This fall, students of the ARC 461p and 561p, Environmental Science Laboratory, finished construction and testing of their innovative 'Cool Towers'. This energy-saving technology was initially developed here at the University of Arizona.

Assistant Professor of Practice Completes Two Religious Projects

Assistant Professor of Practice Completes Two Religious Projects

SBE Capstone Showcase

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments students present their capstone projects in a juried poster session in the Sundt Gallery.

Architecture students testing structures

Structures Load Testing

Professor Valerie Lane leads her Structures 1 class to develop a fundamental understanding of structural behavior and responsive design.

The Materials Laboratory

A Hands-On Education for B.Arch and M.Arch Students!

Chris Nelson speaks from behind a podium in the Sundt Gallery

Planning Professor’s Efforts on Leaving a Legacy Showcased by the APA Foundation

Arthur C. Nelson, professor of planning and real estate development, is featured in the American Planning Association Foundation’s 2019 Year in Review for his work on two endeavors: FutureShape and scholarship endowments.

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