AT THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, WE ARE BUILDING A CHANGING WORLD.

We are innovators of transformational strategies, championing a future-oriented perspective where hands-on design and planning stimulate sustainable innovation and solve the grand challenges of the built environment in a daring, authentic environment.

CAPLA is made up of two schools, the School of Architecture and the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning; together with the college, we house 13 academic programs. Additionally, the Drachman Institute functions as the primary outreach arm of the college. 

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Arizona and the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. In support of this commitment, the university prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on a protected classification, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. We are dedicated to inclusive excellence; the recognition and acceptance of the talents, worldviews, perceptions, cultures, and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational enterprise that can be harnessed to prepare students for leading, living, and working in a diverse world.

Please refer to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for more information and resources.

From The Studio
Maryam Moradnejad

A Focus on Emerging Building Technologies: Maryam Moradnejad '20 MS Arch

Maryam Moradnejad, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Iran, came to CAPLA to study the Master of Science in Architecture because of the opportunity to research emerging building technologies.

Altaf Engineer

Improving Design Outcomes: Altaf Engineer, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Assistant Professor of Architecture Altaf Engineer, who joined CAPLA in 2017, has always felt a deep responsibility to apply his knowledge and skills to address critical health, social and environmental issues affecting humans worldwide.

Liz Madsen

Staying Present in Design and Construction: Liz Madsen '20 M Arch

Liz Madsen, who is from Tucson, entered the Master of Architecture program after receiving undergraduate degrees in architectural studies and urban planning. She chose CAPLA in part because of the world-class Materials Lab.

Illustration of city with green infrastructure

Urban Green Infrastructure Project Lead by Landscape Architecture Professor Bo Yang Wins ASLA Honor Award for Research

Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Professor Bo Yang has been awarded the prestigious Honor Award, Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the research project, "Particulate matter mitigation through urban green infrastructure: Research on optimization of block-scale green space."

University of Arizona and Star Academic High School students at work on green infrastructure

Tucson Verde Para Todos: CAPLA Faculty and Landscape Architecture Students Engage South Tucson Community through Green Infrastructure

Tucson Verde para Todos aims to address injustices around green infrastructure by promoting a strategy to address inequities in green infrastructure funding, siting and implementation through collaborative, participatory community engagement, as at Star Academic High School.

Downtown Tucson

Read Estate Development Lecturer James Brian Marian Facilitates Real Estate Research Council Meeting on COVID-19 Impact

Real Estate Development Lecturer James Brian Marian recently facilitated the Pima County Real Estate Research Council's first meeting on the impacts of COVID-19. The meeting's summary was published in the June 2020 issue of TREND Report.

 

The CAPLA community is dedicated to nurturing and teaching design and planning methodologies that are grounded in an ethic of authentic, responsible, hands-on engagement. In this way, our graduates are prepared to transform the built environment.

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