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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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Las Vegas

Planning Professor Ladd Keith on Heat as an Emerging Climate Risk for Urban, Low-Income Communities

CAPLA’s Ladd Keith was quoted extensively in a Climate XChange story on how, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hotter days will impact low-income, Black and Brown residents the most.

Underwood Garden

Architecture Lecturer Oscar Lopez on His Favorite Place in Southern Arizona: The Underwood Garden

This fall, Arizona Daily Star and Arizona Illustrated ran an eight-part series on "Favorite Places," featuring local architects speaking thoughtfully and personally about a favorite building, place or space in Southern Arizona. Recently, Oscar Lopez shared his favorite place: the Underwood Garden at CAPLA.

Sara Ghaemi

MS Architecture Student Sara Ghaemi Wins Tech Launch Arizona Student Innovation Challenge Funding

Sara Ghaemi’s Algae Heat-Sink and Air Purifier is an algae-based biosystem integrated into furniture that is capable of heating, cooling and purifying indoor air.


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