Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Pre-Professional)

Carleton’s undergraduate program in Architecture is unique in Canada. Students applying to the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) program choose from among three majors: 1) Design, 2) Urbanism, and 3) Conservation & Sustainability. The three majors follow parallel, but specialized, curricula.

Design

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Design) program provides students who are seeking a professional career in architecture with an emphasis on design. The program lies in its ability to deliver an architectural education through an exploration of diverse disciplines that influence the built environment. This model of architectural education is, by necessity, a comprehensive one. It not only prepares students for a future in the profession of architecture but also provides a broad-based foundation for a multitude of interdisciplinary and related design fields. Students learn to handle the conflicting demands of function, aesthetics, technology and economy, but are trained in a variety of means of expression including writing, model-making, drawing, photography, video, digital media, and verbal presentations.

Ideal for Students Interested In:

  • Comprehensive Design
  • Fabrication
  • Artistic Practice

Careers In:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Graphic Design

*Unlike the Urbanism and C&S Stream, students in the Design stream receive advanced standing for graduate study and enter into the 2-Year M.Arch Program

BAS Design Coordinator:

Janine Debanne

Program Focus

Architectural Design

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Fabrication

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Analog Production

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Craft

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Course Sequence (BAS Design)

Students pursue intensive, studio-based studies supported by courses in Architectural History and Technology complemented with studies-abroad programs (DSA) in the second-term of the third year. Co-Op option is available.

Year 1 (Fundamentals)

Fall Term

ARCC 5096 Building Tech


ARCS 5102 M.Arch Studio 1


ARCH 5010 History/Theory of of Modern Architecture


ARCN 5005 Theory and Practical Representation

Winter Term

ARCC 5097 Building Tech 2


ARCS 5103 M.Arch Studio 2


ARCH 5000 Computer Aided Design

Year 2 (Foundations)

Fall Term

ARCC 5105 Grad Studio


ARCS 5100 Advanced Building Systems


ARCH 5010 Professional Practice

Winter Term

ARCC 5106 Grad Studio 2


ARCS 5200 Grad Seminar


ARCH 5099 Building Tech 4

Year 3 (Specializations)

Fall Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis


ARCS 5102 Grad Seminar 2


ARCH 4500 Design Economics

Winter Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis


 

Year 4 (Comprehensive)

Fall Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis


ARCS 5102 Grad Seminar 2


ARCH 4500 Design Economics

Winter Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis