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

Jesus Nava

Designing Place, Designing Policy: Jesus Nava ’23 B Arch

Jesus Nava was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and grew up in San Diego, California. He was drawn to UArizona and the Bachelor of Architecture because of the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and its many outdoor recreation opportunities—as well as UArizona’s “great basketball program.”

Bisbee Center for Jazz section by Sal Arellano

UArizona Undergraduate Architecture Students Focus on Universal Design for Prize Funded by AGM and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts

For the third year in a row, UArizona architecture students participated in a universal design competition that put their creative and analytical skills to the test on a significantly sloped site. Thanks to AGM Container Controls and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts, the winning students received a total of $7,400 in prizes.

Pentre Ifan

Wales on My Mind: Landscape, History, Dwelling

“It’s the call of a place which combines powerful myths, tumbled landscapes, hardscrabble lives, and proud resistance to normative culture,” writes CAPLA Associate Professor of Architecture Laura Hollengreen following her summer visit to Wales, for a guest editorial published recently in Terrain.org.


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Master of Landscape Architecture

The LAAB-accredited, STEM-designated MLA is a three-year program to prepare you for the practice of landscape architecture with an emphasis on sustainable strategies.
 

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Students in the Underwood Sonoran Garden

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