School of Architecture
Teaching, research and service on the leading edge of sustainable design.
The School of Architecture at the University of Arizona is devoted to professional education, innovative research and community service with a sensibility honed by the conditions of an extreme climate.
We combine place-based design in the exquisite landscape of the Sonoran Desert and our world-class facilities with cutting-edge material and environmental research—all delivered through robust hands-on learning and service to our profession and communities.
We offer immersive, hands-on design programs: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts and Practices, Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture, plus the undergraduate Minor in Architectural History and Theory.
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CAPLA Design/Build involves students in hands-on, real-world projects they design and then build under the guidance of School of Architecture faculty, centered around the belief that learning by doing is a powerful method of gaining knowledge.
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Materials Labs and Model Lab
CAPLA's state-of-the-art Materials Labs comprise 9,000 square feet dedicated to model-building and fabrication using metals, wood, concrete, ceramics, glass and plastics. Equipment includes CNC tools, robotics, lasers, 3D printers and woodworking tools for digital and analog fabrication.