College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

CAPLA is developing the future of the built environment

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is a national leader in sustainable design and planning for extreme climates and a university leader in community engagement. Our faculty and students go beyond classrooms and studios, revitalizing our communities and addressing complex local, regional and global issues. We are innovators, creating a future where hands-on design and planning stimulate sustainable innovation.

Your support empowers us to maintain and improve a hands-on learning environment, including a state-of-the-art materials lab and landscape laboratory. When you give to CAPLA, you afford students chances to compete in interdisciplinary design competitions, troubleshoot models on a life-size scale using virtual reality and work alongside top faculty on critically needed research.


Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

“Our vision of building a changing world will only be achieved with a strong community. Supporters like you are helping create a future grounded in responsible design solutions. Please join us as we advance the UA’s historic land grant mission in innovative ways.” 

– Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand


Your gift to the CAPLA Fund directly supports the mission of the college, allowing the dean to target funds to areas of greatest need. Nurturing community partnerships, giving students opportunities to attend conferences and funding faculty research are examples of how your gift could make an impact. 


CAPLA Student Technology and Materials Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many students to work remotely. For those without the required technology, who otherwise thrive in their study of the built environment, this is an impossible situation. CAPLA has created a Laptop Loan Program to provide single-use laptops, capable of running our advanced software, to students without access to this technology

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