Building a changing world through exceptional teaching, research and service.

CAPLA Building from viewed from Gridshell

At the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, we are solving the grand challenges of the built environment.

With the Sonoran Desert as our laboratory—in courses offered on campus and online—students learn to plan, develop, design and build innovative places that endure.

CAPLA is comprised of the School of Architecture and School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, which together offer undergraduate degrees in architecture, design arts and practiceslandscape architecture and sustainable built environments; master's degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, real estate development and urban planning; and graduate certificates in heritage conservation and real estate development. Additionally, the Drachman Institute fosters interdisciplinary research on the built environment while enhancing the student experience and supporting communities.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

2021 CAPLA Annual Report: Wonder Makes Us Build a Changing World

This Annual Report provides the opportunity to step back for a moment to consider what we have prioritized; what our students, faculty and staff have accomplished in spite of difficult circumstances; where we find ourselves from a sustainability perspective; how we connect with the broader community; and what we are most proud of over the last year:

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CAPLA by the Numbers

CAPLA is a dynamic community of diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni with a passion for building a changing world. Learn more about CAPLA by viewing some of our latest numbers—from our rankings to our programs to our community.

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CAPLA Building front from Gridshell