Research & Practice

Theory to build a changing world. Expertise to get it done.

Capstone rendering by Luyi Huang '18 B Arch

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is a hub for research, service and practice that profoundly shapes the built environment—in the Sonoran Desert and beyond.

Our innovative and award-winning faculty work across disciplines, across communities and across nations. Through world-class scholarship and application, they discover and create. And they nurture: working closely with our students to apply their education in boundless ways. At CAPLA, our research and practice are building a changing world.

It’s time to look at how research can be addressed in buildings so we solve problems in a way that is fully informed, impacts decisions and shapes policy.

Barbara Bryson, CAPLA Associate Dean for Research

Faculty Research

View the latest stories of built environment research by CAPLA's dynamic, innovative faculty members:

Tactical urbanism in Queens, New York

‘Punctual Urbanisms’ Framework Proposed by UArizona Researchers Clarifies Small-Scale Urban Planning Interventions

In a paper published in 2021 in the Journal of Planning Literature, UArizona PhD student Monica Landgrave-Serrano and CAPLA Urban Planning Professors Philip Stoker and Jonathan Jae-an Crisman compiled and analyzed the many terms used to describe small-scale planning interventions, what they call "punctual urbanisms."

Urban housing with construction

Urban Planning Professor Arthur C. Nelson on Why Cities Need to Make Their Housing Stock ‘Nimbler’

Arthur C. Nelson, professor of urban planning and real estate development, was quoted extensively for his insight on demographic trends in housing in “The Housing Crunch is Real,” an article in the Fall 2021 issue of the National Association of Realtors' On Common Ground.

Jonathan Bean on KOLD News 13

Prize-winning E-ROBOT Technology Created by UArizona Architecture and Engineering Professors Showcased on Local CBS Affiliate

UArizona Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments Jonathan Bean and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Wolfgang Fink were featured in a recent news segment by Tucson, Arizona CBS affiliate KOLD News 13.


Other CAPLA Research and Practice

RESTRUCT: Built Environment Research at the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona will be the first university to develop a robust university-wide ecosystem supporting research, teaching and service for the built environment, defining a new fully integrated discipline leveraging knowledge and research from all Arizona colleges, including CAPLA.

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Header image by Luyi Huang '18 B Arch, a rendering of her fifth-year architecture capstone project.