Building a Changing World.

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.

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.

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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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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.
 

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Latest News, projects and profiles

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.

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Architecture and Planning Faculty Quoted in Salt Lake Tribune Article on 'Water Shaming'

Courtney Crosson, assistant professor of architecture, and Ladd Keith, assistant professor of planning and sustainable built environments, were quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune's July 12, 2021 story, "Neighbor wasting water? Is 'water shaming' the answer?"

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Casa Schneider, Designed by CAPLA’s Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra, Showcased in ArchDaily

The urban residential work of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, the architecture firm established and led by CAPLA Assistant Professor of Practice Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra, was featured in ArchDaily, including a comprehensive gallery of images.


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