The study of architecture is important for the overall design of the built environment, as well as to raise awareness of the holistic and aesthetic nature of design culture. The exciting new School of Architecture (LAL) is located at the crossroads of the city of Sudbury in the downtown core. Students will take electives on the main LU campus while design studio and other courses will be held in the downtown at the newly renovated LAL Market Square site.
The undergraduate Architectural Studies program focuses on design, culture, technology and professional practice. Our program will highlight design and culture for the north – particularly northern Ontario – with an emphasis in developing expertise in wood. Design Studio courses will challenge students’ creativity through the application of practical building solutions for our northern climate, taking into account cultural sensitivities, history and community profiles.
Extensive Design-Build and Community- Design projects throughout the program will expose students to real community issues and hands-on building experience. Students will develop an appreciation for the integration of indigenous and natural materials in building and site design, and will develop an appreciation for the importance of collaboration and interaction with other students, faculty, and community groups.
Strongly based on a cooperative education model, the first work-term will be secured in industry and related fields, while the second work-term will take place in an architectural firm locally, nationally, or internationally.
First-year course overview:
ARCH-1007 – History 1: Sacred Geography
ARCH-1505 – Design Studio 1: Place
ARCH-1515 – Design Studio 2: Place II
ARCH-1006 – Design Thinking
ARCH-0100 – Co-operative Term 1
+ electives (12 credits) in humanities, social sciences, or sciences.
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
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.