Welcome to the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, the nation's leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions. CAPLA offers an extraordinary professional education inspired by our Sonoran setting and position within a world-class university renowned for research in environmental science and medicine, developing solutions to the most critical issues facing the planet.
 
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PO Box 210075, Tucson, AZ 85721
1040 N Olive Road, Tucson, AZ 85719
520-621-6751
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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

CAPLA curricula are integrated across the professions and delivered by a small, caring, and diverse community of teachers strongly connected to practice. Our faculty engages students, not only in conceptual design, but in the fabrication and construction of tomorrow's buildings and landscapes. We work at all scales, from the parametric design of a single ceramic block to the planning of the 350 mile regional Sun Corridor. Our School is distinguished by its emphasis on critical practice, extreme climate design, sustainability, hands-on learning, and settlement. CAPLA graduates are highly sought by firms across the country.

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Sheila Blackburn
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Patti van Leer
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Sasha Wilson
Undergraduate Advisor
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Amy Moraga
Graduate Advisor
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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning develops students with diverse backgrounds into leading practicing professionals who are prepared for the challenges that face society and the environment. Our college's location affords us access to the breadth of the University and the fabulous environment in which it sits. As the Land Grant University in Arizona, our collective school mission is in prefect alignment: to serve society.

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URBAN PLANNING

The Planning Program at the University of Arizona is located in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. Our program is fully accreditated by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) offering you a range of concentrations that you prepare you for the world of work in a growing and very important profession.

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DRACHMAN INSTITUTE

The Drachman Institute is the research-based outreach arm of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) at The University of Arizona dedicated to sustainable design and planning with a focus on communities in need throughout Arizona and the Greater Southwest. We engage students, staff, faculty, and citizens as an interdisciplinary collaborative striving to make our communities healthier, safer, more equitable, and more beautiful places to live.

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R. Brooks Jeffery
Director, Drachman Institute
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Laura Jensen
Research Specialist
520-626-9775

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) offered through The University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is a degree focusing on sustainable and responsible development, including emphasis on: public/private partnerships, transit-oriented development, sustainable cities, and green building. The MRED program is ideal for professionals interested in better understanding the real estate industry as a whole, as well as those who are or intend to be real estate developers and industry leaders.

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Coordinator, Real Estate Development
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Graduate Advisor
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SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer an extraordinary degree opportunity for students interested in entering the new green economy. The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments is a solutions-based, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that educates students in the comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and prepares them with the skills to make our communities, buildings, and landscapes more sustainable.. Graduates are prepared for challenges to be met in a rapidly developing world with global issues of an unprecedented nature.

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments
Minor in Sustainable Built Environments

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Coordinator, Sustainable Built Environments
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Graduate Assistant, Advising
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PARTNERS & COMMUNITY

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About Us

Welcome to the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, the nation's leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions. CAPLA embodies the oldest design and planning programs in the state of Arizona.

CAPLA faculty work at the forefront of sustainability and regenerative development, specifically, alternative energy, water conservation, landscape ecology, climate change adaptation, affordable housing, and heritage preservation. Our alumni are recognized internationally for modern desert architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning and design comprising what is known as the "Arizona School."

We appreciate that the selection of a university is one of the most important decisions one makes in their lifetime. CAPLA offers an extraordinary professional education inspired by our Sonoran setting and position within a world-class university renowned for research in environmental science and medicine, developing solutions to the most critical issues facing the planet.

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Faculty Employment

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) at the University of Arizona is hiring positions in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and real estate development. It is a very exciting expansion of the College, positioning it as one of the leaders in collaborative and interdisciplinary environmental design and planning in the American Southwest.