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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CAPLA Master of Landscape Architecture Receives STEM Designation

STEM designation for the Master of Landscape Architecture acknowledges the innovative, technical nature of the graduate program while enabling eligible international students to extend their post-degree stay in the U.S.

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CAPLA Partners with UPC Lima to Launch Global Microcampus Program in Sustainable Built Environments

Classes convened for CAPLA’s first microcampus program on March 26, 2020, a unique marrying of UArizona’s BS in Sustainable Built Environments with UPC’s Bachelor of Architecture.

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Turning Your Home into a Healing Space

The way you lay out your physical environment can reduce stress and create calm, say Assistant Professor of Architecture Altaf Engineer and other researchers from the University of Arizona.

Brooke Sands

Curiosity Becomes Passion | Brooke Sands ’22 B. Arch

Chicago native Brooke Sands, now halfway through the five-year CAPLA undergraduate architecture program, offers insight into the challenges and passions of studying architecture.

Lauri Macmillan Johnson

School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Director Featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine Article on Teaching Online

Lauri Macmillan Johnson, director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and professor of landscape architecture, was featured in a Landscape Architecture Magazine article on how landscape architecture higher ed programs are managing the transition to online courses forced by the coronavirus pandemic.

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CAPLA Faculty Lead Efforts to Move Design and Studio Courses Online

With all Arizona courses being taught fully online for the remainder of the semester, some faculty members are preparing for a first-time venture. CAPLA faculty quickly came up with a plan to give colleagues a virtual hand.

 

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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