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

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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 or 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 Science in Urban Planning

The two-year, PAB-accredited MS Urban Planning prepares students to address the challenges that face society and the environment through sustainable urban and regional planning.
 

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What Materials Can Make Data Centers Sustainable? Architecture Professor Aletheia Ida Leads UArizona Students in Google and Microsoft Collaboration

Associate Professor of Architecture Aletheia Ida and UArizona students in architecture and biosystems engineering recently concluded a year-long, collaborative research and design project with the University of Washington and University of Pennsylvania funded by Google, with in-kind support from Microsoft.

Silvana Lucia Sosaya Moreno

Sustainable Built Environments Microcampus in Peru Part of Record-Setting International Enrollment at UArizona

1,892 international students are currently enrolled in microcampus dual-degree programs at UArizona, an increase of 400 over last year. Silvana Lucia Sosaya Moreno is one of those students, here this semester from UPC Lima for CAPLA’s BS in Sustainable Built Environments.

Will More Cities Hire a Chief Heat Officer? NBCLX Interviews Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith

CAPLA Assistant Professor Ladd Keith, who worked with City of Los Angeles staff on its chief heat officer policy memo to create the new position, is interviewed by NBCLX to discuss the role of CHOs and how cities are better preparing for extreme heat.


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