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

The Temporal Passage, by Jacob Downard

The Temporal Passage: Jacob Downard 'B Arch 22

The architecture of The Temporal Passage responds to the site's volcanic conditions by being conceptually rooted in scale, time and the moving materials of our living earth in an attempt to convey the magnitude of these natural forces. It further explores the spatial and conceptual juxtapositions between the human-operated straight line and the ensured chaos of nature.

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.


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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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