The CAPLA Student Experience

The CAPLA Student Experience




At College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, you'll find the tight-knit, supportive community you need to thrive.

Though you may join us at CAPLA because you want to become an architect, designer, landscape architect, real estate developer, urban planner or sustainability manager, you'll find much more to the student experience than just classes and career prep.

As a small college in a large Research 1 university, we offer a unique, collaborative and hands-on environment for learning how to plan, develop, design and create a more sustainable future. Are you ready to build a changing world?

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At CAPLA, you feel like you are part of something bigger than yourself, which encourages you to be the best version of yourself.

Emma Nakpairat '24 BLA

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Design Your Experience

Design review

Design Reviews: Inside the Critique Process for CAPLA Students

Reviews and critiques are an essential component of the design thinking and learning process for many CAPLA students. We've put together a series of videos from students and faculty that will help you learn about the importance of critiques, what they look like, how to prepare, tips for after a critique and how reviews have been adapted for a post-pandemic world.

View Design Review Video Series

CAPLA Student Profiles

Meet a few of CAPLA's students by viewing their student profiles. You'll find a rich mix of backgrounds and experiences create a diverse and dynamic student community:

CAPLA Student Work

View a sampling of the design work and class projects created by CAPLA students:

Ask a Student About Their CAPLA Experience

Find out what it’s like to be a CAPLA student first-hand. Reach out to any of our student ambassadors, who are glad to answer your questions about the studio experience, faculty interaction, student life and more:

Connect with CAPLA Student Ambassadors