The highly ranked, five-year Bachelor of Architecture prepares you for professional registration and practice in the field of architecture and design.
At CAPLA, we combine place-based design honed in the extreme climate and exquisite landscape of the Sonoran Desert with cutting-edge material and environmental research—all delivered through robust hands-on learning.
As a B Arch student, you will acquire a portable design sensibility, empowering you to develop critical modes of practice, regardless of where or how you practice.
Our B Arch is a professional STEM degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
In the B Arch, you’ll learn to design innovative spaces and places that endure.
At CAPLA, we consider architecture to be the intertwining of sensible, technical, historical, intellectual and aesthetic activities—as a research-based creative practice. Your education here will be informed by place and materials and expressive of the ethos of our time. And unlike four-year undergraduate architectural programs, the University of Arizona’s five-year B Arch degree allows you to pursue professional registration without further academic study.
Architecture, Engineering & Technology
5 years | Full time
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What You’ll Learn
You’ll graduate ready to thrive in a profession of increasing importance that is taking on climate change, growing urban populations, water scarcity and a post-pandemic world.
We learn by doing.
The School of Architecture is devoted to a professional education with a sensibility honed by the conditions of an extreme climate. In our Sonoran Desert setting we teach students to design for extreme conditions in accordance with principles of sustainability. Students and researchers then build on that knowledge in application to other climates.
Our students learn by doing. From building and breaking model structures to develop an understanding of building physics to design-build studios in which students build furniture, shelters, and small buildings, learners thrive in this hands-on environment. Students grow in ways that prepare them for the later challenges of professional practice in an ever-changing built environment.
Career paths our graduates have taken include:
Only one is required