Our Funding Priorities
Leave a legacy that helps build a changing world.
By supporting one of the four priorities of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, you create a future that begins with students and ends with a more sustainable and innovative world.
Learn more about our priorities:
- CAPLA Student Technology Initiative: A Limited-Time Crowdfunding Fundraiser
- Faculty Support
- Academic Programs
- Capital and Special Projects
Scholarships are the most important aspect to accessing a college education. They eliminate many of the barriers facing students when seeking an education. Scholarships also allow us to attract amazing students from broad backgrounds—creating diverse cohorts and experiences.
You can give by calling, donating online or mailing a check. We welcome your questions and the opportunity to find the perfect fit for your philanthropic giving. We invite you to tour the college and see first-hand the amazing work of these students.
Our ability to recruit world-class faculty is critical to the success of our graduates and the innovative research we undertake as a college. With a 1:14 faculty-student ratio, we are committed to a personalized experience at CAPLA that provides support, builds confidence and provides future-focused curricula that prepares students for careers that will positively impact the built environment in a changing world.
When you give to our academic programs you support innovation, enhanced instruction and opportunities to interact with industry leaders across the globe. Whether it’s the School of Architecture or the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, whether it’s one of our undergraduate or graduate programs, your support for academic programs makes a valuable difference.
Capital and Special Projects
The CAPLA West Building was built in 1965. A third floor was added in 1969, and in 1978 the central courtyard was enclosed. There have been several other minor improvements throughout the years, but we are ready to update the facility again.
Primarily we are addressing:
- The Studio of the 21st Century: Upgrades to our current studios for enhanced spaces and to ensure we are competitive compared to other design schools and spaces.
- Growth: CAPLA has grown significantly in recent years, with the largest first-year and sophomore classes in our history. Unlike other colleges, our students require a specific spaces for studios, labs and more. We believe that of all the buildings on campus, the CAPLA building should embody vision, sustainability, beauty and usability.
Our current plans for renovation are intended to give a much-needed refresh to the 55-year-old CAPLA West Building, and more importantly provide the entire CAPLA community with a more efficient and functional space and atmosphere to inspire, recruit and retain our students.
Also of high priorities are the:
- Safeway Endowed Scholarship
- Dean’s Women in Leadership Endowment
- The Drachman Institute’s Roy Drachman Endowment
The Drachman Institute provides student researchers the opportunity to work with faculty on community-based projects, including affordable housing, resource management, public policy, landscape performance, urban planning and transportation. Through the University of Arizona's research-based strategic plan initiative, Building a Changing World, students have the opportunity to work with faculty on interdisciplinary projects building on Arizona’s international strengths of sustainability, climate change, resiliency, adaptation, and water.