Faculty Research

The essential research of the CAPLA faculty goes well beyond the fields of design, development, planning and sustainability to the core of how we can live better lives in the built environment.

Faculty research solves problems, impacts decisions and shapes policy. Read our CAPLA faculty research stories:

Sept. 3, 2019

Planning Student Selected as 2020 ADOT/TRB Minority Fellow

As Tucson awaits the up-oming drop of hundreds of shared electric-scooters (or e-scooters) on our streets, one CAPLA student investigates how local agencies regulate these third-party companies to encourage safe, equitable, and responsible operation.

Aug. 5, 2019

The Materials Laboratory

A Hands-On Education for B.Arch and M.Arch Students!

May 16, 2019

Affordable Housing Project Receives National Recognition

An innovative mixed-income housing development designed by an interdisciplinary team of CAPLA students was awarded Second Place/Honorable Mention in the 2019 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Low-Income Housing Challenge.

Students conduct a soil percolation test April 23, 2019

CAPLA Receives Top Spots in 2018 EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

For the second year in a row, two of the six winning teams in the EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge were from Bo Yang's third year master of landscape architecture design studio.

April 19, 2019

SBE Capstone Showcase

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments students present their capstone projects in a juried poster session in the Sundt Gallery.