Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory

Located on the grounds of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture building on the UA campus, the Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory represents the reclamation of 1.2 acres of former university parking lot into a viable Sonoran Desert landscape, with high-performance integration of the building and site. It demonstrates low-cost arid land design principles of water harvesting, water reuse, mitigation of desert microclimates and reduction and re-direction of runoff for passive and active storage as well creating an enchanting desert oasis.

The vision of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is to develop controlled environment agriculture as an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable agricultural option.

Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

The vision of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is to develop controlled environment agriculture as an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable agricultural option.

BIO5 Institute

BIO5 aims to harness the collaborative power of five main disciplines—agriculture, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and science—to find bold solutions to address major challenges in the biosciences, biomedicine and biotechnology affecting humanity today.

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 serves as a unique large-scale experimental apparatus housing seven model ecosystems with active research by teams of multidisciplinary scientists.

Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing

The Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing is a multi-university research center leading the way to environmentally friendly semiconductor manufacturing. 

Institute for Energy Solutions

IES promotes and undertakes work to: more reliably integrate renewable energy into the grid; develop novel materials for energy conversion, energy-efficient water use and intelligent building technologies; support regional test beds and facilities and study the societal and economic impacts of technological advancements in energy.