Research & Practice
Theory to build a changing world. Expertise to get it done.
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.
CAPLA research on the built environment leads to problem-solving in a way that is fully informed, impacts decisions and shapes policy.
Bo Yang, CAPLA Associate Dean for Research
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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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