Bachelor of Architecture Career Outlook
The B Arch provides a bright future in an in-demand profession positioned to make a significant impact in a world of rapid environmental and social change.
Demand for trained architects is high and growing not only in Arizona, but around the world. And because to practice in most states architects must graduate from a school of architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, you're a step ahead with the accredited B Arch degree from CAPLA.
Opening Doors to a Bright Future: Juliana Seymour '20 B Arch
Bachelor of Architecture student Juliana Seymour landed her internship at Swaim Associates in Tucson thanks to the CAPLA Job Interview Fair. Read about her interning experience, and how it has rounded out her academic experience and helped prepare her for a career as an architect.
Bachelor of Architecture graduates can expect to work in:
- Professional architectural practice
- Computer gaming
- Film and video modeling and production
- Digital fabrication and manufacturing
- Civic advocacy
- Other sectors of the building and construction industry
Graduates who go into practice will have a wide range of practice opportunities—from commercial to residential, industrial to civic, new design to adaptive reuse, all to create the living, work and recreation environments of the future.
Internships and Career Prep
Students are encouraged to participate in internships and externships, many of which can be taken for credit and pay. Our professional practice and communications courses, plus CAPLA’s interactive Job Interview Fair, ensure students are ready when they get the call.
Connect with the Community
As a B Arch student you’ll tap into the diverse professional resources of our community. Our School of Architecture lecture series is co-sponsored by AIA Southern Arizona, includes professionals as well as academics and is frequently hosted at the Tucson Museum of Art.
Many of community connections begin through our student organizations:
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS): Hosts firm and building tours as well as portfolio charrettes with professionals.
PUENTE: Hispanic architecture student club, with regular service projects in the community.
U.S. Green Building Council Student Chapter (USGBC): Tours construction sites and completed buildings so students see and learn advanced sustainable strategies in person.
Women in Architecture Society (WIAS): Committed to advancing the voice and opportunities of women in practice, WIAS hosts exhibits and holds seminars with leading women practitioners.