1040, N. Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85719
The College is comprised of three professional programs focused on the development and application of the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the effective evolution of human settlements. CALA offers an accredited five-year program leading to the professional degree, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). A post-professional master's program (M.Arch) is also offered by the School of Architecture, and a two-track program leading to a professional Master of Architecture degree is being developed. Accredited graduate programs in Landscape Architecture (MLA) and Planning (MPLN) are offered by the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.
The College also offers an interdisciplinary graduate curricular program in Preservation Studies that draws students from both the schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Planning, as well as from other disciplines across campus. Students may also enroll in dual graduate programs, including the Master of Architecture/Master of Planning, and Master of Planning/Master of Business Administration.
The Drachman Institute is the research and public service unit of the College and conducts projects of relevance to Arizona communities. The Technical Assistance Program, formerly the Community Planning and Design Workshop, is intended to bring the skills and knowledge of the students, faculty, and staff of CALA to communities in need throughout Tucson, Pima County, and the State of Arizona. The Program helps to fulfill the Land Grant Mission of the University of Arizona by making its resources available to meet the needs of neighborhoods, community groups, non-profit corporations, cities, towns, and rural areas. Contained within the Drachman Institute are two other entities: the Drachman Design-Build Coalition, Inc., a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation, design-build licensed general contractor associated with the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and established for the purpose of service-learning development and construction; and Water CASA, a water conservation research center formerly part of the Water Resources Center and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.