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

Lucas Guthrie

Creative Problem-Solving: Lucas Guthrie, Director of IT and Facilities

CAPLA Director of IT and Facilities Lucas Guthrie and his team are known for their creative problem-solving and can-do attitude. Learn more about Guthrie, who joined the college in 2015 and was recently honored with the Dean's Award for Exceptional Service for his work on the CAPLA West Building renovation.

R. Brooks Jeffery

The Transformative Career of a Lifelong Explorer: R. Brooks Jeffery ’83 B Arch, Professor Emeritus of Architecture

Though Emeritus Professor of Architecture R. Brooks Jeffery retired from UArizona in June 2022 as associate vice president for research, at CAPLA he will be long acclaimed for his dedicated work across many roles, including associate dean and Drachman Institute director—as well for his wide-reaching service and award-winning research on heritage conservation in arid environments.


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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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