Building a Changing World.

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

Learn More

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 in a sustainable world with a degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Sustainable Built Environments.

undergraduate

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.

Visit the School

School of Landscape Architecture & Planning

Programs in sustainable built environments, landscape architecture, real estate development and urban planning.

Visit the School

 

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation

Learn to preserve built and natural environments as part of a comprehensive ethic of environmental, cultural and economic sustainability in this five-course, fully online program.
 

Explore Heritage Conservation

Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park

Latest News, projects and profiles

Adriana Zuniga

CAPLA Assistant Research Scientist Adriana Zuniga and Fellow Researchers Win Best Paper Award from Water International

Adriana Zuniga has been awarded the 2018 Water International Best Paper Award. The editors of Water International choose the winners in three-year cycles, recently naming the 2018, 2019 and 2020 awardees, who will be honored in Korea in December 2021.

Bus in motion at night

Urban Planning Professor Arthur C. Nelson Discusses Bus Rapid Transit Investment in The Washington Post

Arthur C. Nelson, professor of urban planning and real estate development, was quoted in a July 23, 2021 article in The Washington Post on rapid transit and urban growth, referencing a study conducted by Nelson and other UArizona researchers on bus rapid transit sites from 2013-2019.

Casa Caldera

Jesús Robles and D U S T Architects Win 2021 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest

D U S T Architects, led by Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture Jesús Robles and founding principal Cade Hayes, has been awarded the top design prize by the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning and the Thornburg Foundation for Southern Arizona's Casa Caldera.


upcoming Events

Subscribe to The Studio

Sign up for CAPLA's monthly e-newsletter to get the latest news and events, insights from faculty and leadership, profiles of students and alumni and more:

Subscribe Now