Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer a degree opportunity for students interested in entering the new green economy.

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments is a four-year, 121-credit, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that offers students a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and trains them in the skills to make our communities, buildings, and landscapes more sustainable.

Students will study topics such as net-zero energy design, energy conservation, passive solar design and natural ventilation, and climate response.

Graduates of our degree program are employed as designers in architecture firms, designers of renewable energy systems, managers within non-profit organizations, leaders in government agencies and corporations offering sustainability-focused products or services, and as environmental researchers. They are also prepared to continue their education in a graduate degree program.

From The Studio
Ladd Keith and Doug Parsons talk during America Adapts Podcast

Planning Professor Ladd Keith Discusses Extreme Heat and Climate Change on America Adapts Podcast

Assistant Professor of Planning Ladd Keith was featured on America Adapts: The Climate Change Podcast.

Amy Webb named CAPLA’s First Recent Alumna of the Year

Amy Webb was named CAPLA's first Recent Alumna of the Year at this year's homecoming reception. Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments in 2015 and a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2018. Amy is a Landscape Architect at Norris Design based in Tucson and has maintained meaningful ties with the CAPLA Community.

Students Evaluate Innovative Complete Streets Project in Tucson

In fall 2018, students in Arlie Adkins Transportation Planning Class worked with the City of Tucson and Living Streets Alliance to transform a dangerous car-centric intersection north of Downtown Tucson into a pedestrian friendly community hub.

Rachel LaMantia

Alumni Profile | Rachel LaMantia (SBE '14, MS.Arch '16)

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and Master of Science in Architecture graduate Rachel LaMantia tried a number of programs at the University of Arizona before finding the SBE program, which kick-started her education and launched her career.

CAPLA Faculty Make an Impact at TENWEST

Tucson’s TENWEST Impact Festival featured speakers, exhibitors, and entertainers from the Tucson community and beyond.

Ladd Keith Receives Urban Land Institute Award

The Assistant Professor of Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments has been honored with the Rising Star Award from the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel Program.

Our world-class faculty bring a wide breadth and depth of expertise and experience in built environment policy and design. They are leaders in their fields and create interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environments. 

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