Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Design spaces, buildings, and environments for the complex social and environmental challenges of our time.

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The five-year Bachelor of Architecture prepares you for professional registration and practice in the field of architecture and design.

The Bachelor of Architecture program teaches students to design for the Grand Challenges of our time. We combine design with the climate and landscape of the Sonoran Desert as well as cutting-edge material and environmental research.

As a B.Arch student, you will learn design approaches that empower you to develop strategies for problem-solving, research and innovation, and leadership and collaboration, regardless of where or how you practice. 

Our B.Arch is a professional STEM degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

What You'll Learn

  • Design responses to existing and changing conditions
  • Building materials and their life cycles
  • Techniques of design representation, fabrication, and exploration
  • Building science modeling, technologies and systems
  • Architectural history and theory
  • Ecological knowledge and responsibility
  • Paths to becoming and design professional
  • Collaboration and leadership
  • Research and innovation
  • Design for diverse and inclusive communities
  • Health, safety, welfare, and wellbeing

You’ll graduate ready to thrive in a profession of increasing importance that is taking on climate change, growing urban populations, water scarcity and a post-pandemic world.

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We are bonded by this unique educational experience—you become a family. I have never been surrounded by as many hardworking, talented, but also genuine people who push you to be the best version of yourself. It’s truly special and something I am constantly grateful for.

Ally Pearl Kwan '23 B.Arch

Architecture student in Materials Lab

The CAPLA Student Experience

Architecture culture is unlike any collegiate experience. You’ll be part of a community not just of fellow students, but also of faculty who are committed to the exploration, intensity and fun of studio learning in our state-of-the-art facilities and the diverse multicultural community of Tucson.

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CAPLA Design/Build: Students, Faculty and Clients Building a Changing World

CAPLA Design/Build involves students in hands-on design and construction projects via studio courses, independent study and other courses with lab components.

In CAPLA Design/Build, you'll learn by doing—a powerful way to gain and retain knowledge because of the immediate application to tangible design and build problems.

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Ready to design innovative spaces and places that endure?

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