A commitment to the environment is evident all across campus, from our sustainability practices to our unique buildings and facilities. Cutting-edge research spaces, world-renowned architecture and centralized spaces for collaboration make the University of Arizona a hub for environmental researchers. Schedule a tour, reserve a conference room or simply take a stroll — discover the unique buildings and outdoor areas where much of our work and research take place.
Designed to look like a slot canyon and echo our sense of space in the Southwest, ENR2 exemplifies the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability, incorporating energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, rainwater harvesting and low-flow faucets, and other innovative architectural solutions in a desert landscape.Learn more
Located north of Tucson, the Biosphere 2 facility serves as a laboratory for controlled scientific studies, an arena for scientific discovery and discussion, and a far-reaching provider of public education. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe.Learn more
Tree Ring Lab
Designed with visual associations to tree rings present throughout, this thoroughly modern space provides a home for the University of Arizona’s team of tree-ring researchers, whose groundbreaking work helps reconstruct environmental change.Learn more
The University of Arizona main campus houses a truly unique collection of plants from arid and semi-arid climates around the world. These trees represent the university's dedication to sustainable desert horticulture and tell the story of the cultural evolution of the modern Southwest.Learn more