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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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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 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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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

The four-year, professional BLA degree prepares students to become successful, licensed landscape architects who create the future of sustainable environments.
 

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Latest News, projects and profiles

Tactical urbanism in Queens, New York

‘Punctual Urbanisms’ Framework Proposed by UArizona Researchers Clarifies Small-Scale Urban Planning Interventions

In a paper published in 2021 in the Journal of Planning Literature, UArizona PhD student Monica Landgrave-Serrano and CAPLA Urban Planning Professors Philip Stoker and Jonathan Jae-an Crisman compiled and analyzed the many terms used to describe small-scale planning interventions, what they call "punctual urbanisms."

Tayler Forsberg

A Passion for Construction and Sustainability: Tayler Forsberg '22 B Arch

Tayler Forsberg, who is from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, will graduate from the Bachelor of Architecture program in May 2022. He then plans to attend graduate school before working towards becoming a registered architect and, eventually, teaching.

Marfa Suite, by DUST Architects

Marfa Suite by Professor of Practice Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr Only U.S. Home to Make Architectural Record 2021 House Awards Shortlist

Marfa Suite by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr and Cade Hayes (DUST Architects) was named one of 15 homes worldwide shortlisted for the esteemed AR 2021 House Award by Architectural Record.


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