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.

“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. 

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Friends of CAPLA
Friends of CAPLA support student success programs, fund meaningful experiences and provide the unrestricted support that allows the college to adapt to new opportunities and challenges.
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CAPLA Student Scholarships
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Architecture Program Support
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Planning Program Support
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Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) Program Support
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