The Master of Architecture (MArch) is a two year first professional degree program, accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board, that prepares students for practice as a registered architect in North America. The MArch degree provides a foundation for a range of career opportunities in design, construction and management of the built environment as well as a basis for subsequent advanced design and scholarly research.
The MArch curriculum offers an integrated foundation for developing skills and knowledge in design, communication, technology, history, and theory, cultivated within the program's teaching and research expertise in environmental stewardship, digital design and fabrication, architecture and the contemporary city, and critical/innovative practice. In the interdisciplinary design milieu of the Faculty of Environmental Design, architecture students explore innovation and creativity side-by-side with students interested in environmental design, urban design, planning and industrial design as integrated disciplines focused on a comprehensive understanding of the built and natural environments.
Architectural design studios provide structured opportunities for advanced design studies and projects in both an individual and collaborative context. Enrichment opportunities include a local, national and international lecture series, distinguished international guests delivering seminar and design charrette experiences, publications, and the award-winning Barcelona Studies Abroad, where students are immersed in Catalan design culture for one term.