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
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Extreme Heat and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Heat Health Information Network Launches Comprehensive Online Resource

CAPLA Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith contributes urban planning and local governance information to resource that focuses on managing the health risks of extreme heat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAPLA Places Four Finalist Teams in Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, Including a Winner and Honorable Mention

For the third year in a row, at least one College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture student team was named a finalist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge—and this year a CAPLA team won its division.

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Finding Hope in an Uncertain Future: CAPLA Students Host “Life After COVID-19” Virtual Career Panel

Students in CAPLA’s Women in Architecture Society hosted a panel of diverse faculty and alumni to help students respond to uncertainty in the architecture and design job market due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coverdell Fellow Profile: Mario Nuño-Whelan '20 MLA

Mario Nuño-Whelan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru before joining CAPLA's Master of Landscape Architecture program.

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CAPLA Lecturer James Brian Marian Provides Insight on Commercial Real Estate Trends in CommercialCafe Interview

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development James Marian was interviewed for an article in CommercialCafe, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate blogs.

Congratulations Class of 2020

Now Live! The CAPLA Class of 2020 Convocation Showcase

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Class of 2020 Convocation Showcase, celebrating our esteemed graduates as well as their work and awards, with messages by class representatives, college leadership, faculty and staff, is now live.

 

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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