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We Make A Mark

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at UTA enables students to realize their full potential as scholars, professionals, and citizens. We provide access and excellence through the dedication of an accomplished faculty and a program that engages our regional communities while looking towards challenges of global importance.

CAPPA unites the disciplines and domains of expertise that design and manage the built environment. As such, it is central to the role of UT Arlington as a model 21st-century urban research university. Contributing to the sustainability of urban communities, the work done in this College will have impact regionally, nationally, and globally.

We build the future and transform our communities through our Arlington Urban Design Center housed at City Hall, Parallel Construction (a design-build studio), the Institute of Urban Studies, the Digital Architecture Research Consortium (DARC), the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, studio and workshop projects that engage real-world topics, and more. Students also benefit from small classes, dedicated faculty and staff, strong student organizations, mentorships with local professionals, and the growth, diversity, and vitality of the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Degree programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Planning (Masters and PhD), Real Estate, Public Policy (Masters and PhD), and Public Administration (Master of Public Administration and PhD) may be individualized with minors in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Urban and Public Affairs, and History of Architecture.

CAPPA is at the forefront of efforts to help emerging megacities like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex become sustainable economic and cultural centers that raise the prospects for prosperity and enhance quality of life, without endangering the capacity for future generations of Earth’s inhabitants to enjoy the same benefits.

We invite you to join us and MAKE YOUR MARK

The University of Texas at Arlington is conducting a search for a new dean for the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

James P. Grover, PhD
Interim Dean