BS Sustainable Built Environments Student Experience
Welcome to your community of like-minded change makers.
The BS Sustainable Built Environments program is home to a diverse and creative group of students who share a passion for sustainability and resiliency in our buildings, landscapes, communities and beyond.
Whether it’s the tight-knit community you’ll form with your cohort, the variety of student organizations or the interactive activities offered through HeadSPACE, you’ll find the student experience at CAPLA is rewarding in a way that only rigorous programs can be.
Our interdisciplinary faculty are approachable and eager to help you succeed.
Over the past three years I have been able to create amazing relationships with my professors and peers. The size has allowed me to create an open-ended dialogue with many of my professors in and out of the classroom.
Suzanne Ries '21 BS SBE
Meet BS Sustainable Built Environments Students
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments program come to CAPLA from across the country and around the world. Their interests and passions are broad. Meet a few of our students:
Suzanne Ries '21 BS SBE
Suzanne Ries, who is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, entered the SBE program after coming to UArizona first as a B Arch student. Follwoing a car accident that required an intense recovery process, she switched her major—igniting a passion for sustainable buildings and much more.View Student Profile »
Cordell Lee '24 BS SBE
Originally from Hong Kong, Cordell Lee came to the University of Arizona after completing his high school career in the United Kingdom. He enrolled in the SBE degree because "the world needs to be more sustainable and I am one step closer to being able to achieve that dream."View Student Profile »
Carla A. Campos '22 BS SBE UArizona, B Arch UPC Lima
Carla A. Campos is a fourth-year architecture undergraduate student at UPC Lima in Peru. Through CAPLA’s innovative microcampus program, she’s also pursuing her BS in Sustainable Built Environments program at the University of Arizona.View Student Profile »
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