Architectural Studies

Build your community and earn an education that will train your hands as well as your imagination.

Overview

Build your community and earn an education that will train your hands as well as your imagination.

 

Begin the process of life-long learning in a tri-cultural program that is unique in Canada and build a portfolio of exciting and innovative design-build projects.

Begin the process of life-long learning in a tri-cultural program that is unique in Canada and build a portfolio of exciting and innovative design-build projects.

Experience a unique architecture program which highlights design and culture for northern Ontario with an emphasis in developing expertise in wood and sustainable materials.

Focus on design, culture, technology and professional practice and enjoy courses on the main Laurentian University campus, and at the McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian's downtown satellite.

Challenge your creativity through the application of practical building solutions for northern climates, taking into account cultural sensitivities, diverse histories and community profiles.

 

Key Features

  • Design-Build and Community-Design projects expose students to real community issues and hands-on building experience. Design-Build projects include the design and construction of ice stations, canoes and other northern artifacts.
  • At Laurentian, students develop an appreciation for the integration of indigenous and natural materials in building and site design, as well as cultivate an understanding of the importance of collaboration and interaction with other students, faculty, and community groups.
  • Strongly rooted in a cooperative education model, the first work-term in the architecture program takes place in industry and related fields, while the second work-term takes place in an office for architecture or a related design field. 
  • Participate in an innovative 28 week co-op program where you will work in diverse industries and travel to do paid work-terms all over the globe;
  • Learn to work with northern communities and help shape your own community upon graduation.

 

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Career Opportunities

Architect. Primarily geared to graduate studies towards the professional program in Architecture (M.Arch.), employment prospects for BAS graduates are numerous in the field of design including: urban planning and community development, ecology, sustainability and industrial design.

 

Relevant Study Opportunities

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) at Laurentian, or a related specialization in design, environmental studies, or architectural sciences at another university.

Key Features

Design-build and community-design projects expose students to real community issues and hands-on building experience. Design-Build projects include the design and construction of ice-fishing huts, canoes, saunas, and other northern artifacts.
Participate in an innovative 28 week co-op program where you will work in diverse industries and travel to do paid work-terms all over the globe.
Learn to work with northern communities and help shape your own community upon graduation.

Career Opportunities

Employment prospects for BAS graduates are numerous in the field of design including:

  • Urban planning and community development
  • Ecology
  • Sustainability
  • Industrial design

Primarily geared to graduate studies towards the professional program in Architecture (M.Arch.).

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