As one of the four departments within the Faculty of Architecture, the Department of Architecture offers a program of study directed towards a professional Master of Architecture degree. Students have freedom to experiment with ideas and methods as they develop their own personal critical approaches to architectural design.
Providing a broad academic foundation, the core syllabus of sequential design studios covers a wide spectrum of investigations, ranging in scale from urban design to individual buildings and their construction details. Required and elective courses are designed to supplement the design studios. The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), with most graduates proceeding to professional registration and careers as practicing architects.
The academic freedom, one of the program's highlights is visible in work done within the school as well as in the wide range of courses students elect to take outside of the faculty.
The program produces graduates who are well versed in a wide range of critical issues. Through their study, students understand the contextual imperative of contemporary architectural exploration and production. With four departments in constant interaction, the Faculty of Architecture provides an excellent platform for discussing issues of sustainability and urban rehabilitation, the relevance of local and global contexts, and the importance of basic human