As a student at CAPLA, you’ll find a rigorous, robust and rewarding experience designing and building community in the multicultural heart of the Sonoran desert.
Our programs in architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable built environments are taught by world-class faculty in state-of-the-art facilities.
You’ll find your place at CAPLA and graduate ready to thrive—whether that’s in architecture or landscape architecture, conservation or design, development or project management, consulting or planning, sustainability or some other essential career. Because at CAPLA, you’re building a changing world.
Our Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Architecture
CAPLA's top-25, NAAB-accredited five-year B Arch prepares students for professional registration and practice in the field of architecture and design.Explore the Bachelor of Architecture »
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
CAPLA's new Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is a four-year professional degree that prepares students to become successful, licensed landscape architects.Explore the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture »
Global Microcampus Program in Sustainable Built Environments
CAPLA has partnered with top-ranked La Universidad Peruana de Ciencia Apilcadas (UPC) in Lima, Peru for our first microcampus program. The dynamic curriculum of the BS Sustainable Built Environments allows the degree to bridge with UPC's Bachelor of Architecture so that students in Peru start with the architecture program, add SBE courses beginning in their third year and graduate with both degrees.
Our Undergraduate Minors
Minor in Architectural History and Theory
The 18-unit Minor in Architectural History and Theory is designed for those students who are interested in preservation, studying to receive an advanced degree in art or architectural history or are interested in architecture history and theory.
NEW: Minor in Landscape Architecture
This 19- or 20-unit minor provides students interested in the design of the built environment the chance to engage in a course of study that includes landscape architectural history and design, landscape ecology and planning.
Minor in Sustainable Built Environments
Designed for students who have a passion in sustainability and a desire to make a difference, the Minor in Sustainable Built Environments consists of seven courses (18 units) and is available in-person and fully online.