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
CAPLA Research and Practice
Faculty Research and Publications
CAPLA faculty are leading experts and innovators in the built environment, with research published in the top architecture, landscape architecture, development and planning journals and referenced widely in the media.Explore Faculty Research & Publications »
Projects and Other Work
From student and faculty work to community and design/build projects, the CAPLA community is involved in a wide array of architecture, landscape architecture, real estate development and urban and regional planning projects.View Projects and Other Work »
The Drachman Institute
The Drachman Institute, the outreach arm of CAPLA, is committed to building interdisciplinary research capacity while enhancing the student experience and supporting community decision-making in the built environment.Learn More About the Drachman Institute »
Institute on Place, Wellbeing and Performance
IPWP is a partnership between the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, the College of Medicine - Tucson and the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.Learn More About the Institute on Place, Wellbeing and Performance
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.
Connect with CAPLA Research and Practice
Take advantage of our faculty expertise and student ambition for approved design/build projects, or utilize CAPLA faculty research or design expertise for a business or community project.
Header image by Luyi Huang '18 B Arch, a rendering of her fifth-year architecture capstone project.