CAPLA Building

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the CAPLA Building is currently not open to the public.

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Learn more about our programs, faculty and facilities with a visit to the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.

A personal visit to our world-class facilities can yield real insight into studying architecture, landscape architecture, real estate development and urban planning at CAPLA. Meet with academic advisors, faculty and key administration. Sit in on classes (with instructor permission). Meet students in your areas of interest. Attend lectures, exhibitions and other events. Tour the CAPLA building and meet with student ambassadors.


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1040 N. Olive Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85721

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Planning Your Visit

Prospective students and others interested in the programs offered at CAPLA may take a virtual tour of our facilities since the building is currently closed.

CAPLA Virtual Tour

Join Bachelor of Architecture student Anisa Hermosillo on a virtual tour of the college and its facilities:

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Undergraduate Tours

CAPLA building tour

Prospective undergraduate students who are also interested in learning more about the University of Arizona campus should sign up for an Arizona campus tour followed by a tour of our facilities (currently cancelled). Visitors learn about our accredited Bachelor of Architecture and the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments degrees as well as tour of  world-class MaterialsLAB and the Underwood Sonoran Landscape Laboratory, a sustainable desert garden lab.

No In-Person Tours Currently Available

Graduate Tours

Students at CAPLA building

Prospective graduate students are welcome to take a virtual tour of our one-of-a-kind learning environment, spacious studios, computer labs and award-winning facilities. You will meet with Emilio Romero, CAPLA's graduate services coordinator, for a customized experience based on your intended program of study. Although we will work to accommodate all prospective students interested in touring the facilities, we do ask for two weeks' notice in order to plan appropriately for your visit.

No In-Person Tours Currently Available

Special Group Tours

Underwood Sonoran Desert Garden Lab with students

We invite your organization, company, class or other group to come explore our one-of-a-kind learning environment once the building opens again. You'll see the Sundt Gallery, our innovative MaterialsLAB, the Underwood Sustainable Desert Garden Lab, studios and more.

No In-Person Tours Currently Available

Visit the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona's main campus overs 380 acres in central Tucson. It is a hub of community activity: concerts, plays, lectures, museums, arboretum, poetry readings, athletic events and much more.

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Visiting CAPLA

Architecture West and Architecture East (CAPLA Building) Public Hours

The CAPLA Building is currently open 6 a.m. to midnight to employees and students only.

The CAPLA Building (Architecture West and Architecture East) is located at 1040 North Olive Road, just south of Speedway Boulevard, east of Park Avenue and southeast of the Park Avenue Parking Garage:


Parking Options

Guests may park in the Park Avenue Garage, located on the northeast corner of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue. View hourly and daily rates for the garage. Once you have parked, walk south on Olive Road, through the Speedway Boulevard underpass and the college is the first building to your left (east).

For those visiting after 5 p.m. for special events, free parking is available in Lot 3039. Head south on Mountain Avenue from Speedway Boulevard, turn right on Second Street, then right on Palm Street. You’ll find the CAPLA Building on the northwest end of the parking lot.

From Tucson International Airport

From Tucson International Airport, head north on Tucson Boulevard. Tucson Boulevard begins to turn to the northwest and becomes Benson Highway. As the road begins to curve, watch for a sign that says "Kino Parkway - City Center." Turn right onto Kino Parkway. Kino will eventually become Campbell Avenue. Continue north on Campbell. Take a left on Speedway Boulevard. Take a right on Park Avenue, and park in the Park Avenue Parking Garage.

From Phoenix

From Phoenix, take I-10 east to Tucson. Exit at at The University of Arizona/Speedway Blvd (exit #257). Head east on approximately two miles. Take a left at Park Avenue, and park in the Park Avenue Parking Garage.

For assistance or additional information, please contact us at 520-621-6751 or