M.Arch Gateway Studio | ARCS 5105, Fall Term

M.Arch Gateway Studio | ARCS 5105, Fall Term

“Fabworks on Bronson” by David Anderson

Extreme Landscapes Studio | ARCS 5106, Winter 2018

Extreme Landscapes Studio | ARCS 5106, Winter 2018

“Waterskin Base 008: A Landscape of Exchange” by Melanie Li

M.Arch Option Studio | ARCS 5106, Winter 2018

M.Arch Option Studio | ARCS 5106, Winter 2018

“To Embrace What She Breathes” by Alvis Chu

Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture is an accredited professional degree program committed to preparing future architects for a culturally rich, technologically dynamic, and globalized world.  A rigorous studio and research pedagogy invites students to take critical positions on design, culture, technology, and the city.

 

 The Azrieli School emphasizes architectural design as a form of critical inquiry.  Advanced studios offer exciting opportunities to study with the Visiting Critics from Canada and abroad, who annually bring cutting-edge international design and research expertise to bear on the M.Arch.  We also offer opportunities for studios abroad, and in the setting of award-winning professional offices. In winter 2016, one studio will travel to study in Lisbon Portugal, and another to the office of DIALOG Architects in Toronto.

In their final year, students spend two full semesters working on a Thesis project; these make innovative contributions to architectural, technological and humanistic research.  Courses in the history and theory of architecture, advanced building systems, and digital tools and techniques contribute to a rich curriculum of creative and intellectual exploration.  In conjunction with the M.Arch, students may also pursue a Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation (GDAC)

3 Year Program

The three-year curriculum is intended for individuals holding an undergraduate degree from diverse backgrounds, and wishing to pursue careers in architecture. Prospective students in this category may consider taking our STUDIO FIRST Program to gain some experience in studio culture prior to applying.

2 Year Program

The two-year curriculum is designed for those holding a four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent in architecture, with significant studio experience in architectural design.

Course Sequence

Course sequence is dependant on course availability. For the most up to date information on course information please contact our graduate administrator.

M.Arch 1 ( 3 - Year Stream )

Course Sequence (3-Year M.Arch)

Our M.Arch program has two entry points based on a student’s prior coursework. Students with a background outside of architecture take additional studio courses in their first year of the 3-year program. Both streams of M.Arch culminate in a Thesis in their final year. 

Year 1

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

Summer Term

ARCC 5098  Building Tech 3


ARCS 5104 M.Arch Studio 3

Year 2

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

Fall Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis


ARCS 5102 Grad Seminar 2


ARCH 4500 Design Economics

Winter Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis


 

M.Arch Advanced Standing ( 2 - Year Stream )

Course Sequence (2-Year M.Arch)

Year 1

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


Free Elective

Year 2

Fall Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis


ARCS 5102 Grad Seminar 2


Free Elective

Winter Term

ARCC 5909 Thesis


Free Elective

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Prerequisites for entering the M.Arch 1 program is dependant on if you are applying to the 2-Year or 3-Year Program. The 3-Year M.Arch is open to all students without a background in architecture or for those who do not meet the prerequisite studio & core class requirements. Students with a background in architecture (BAS, BSc. Arch, etc.) apply for the 2-Year program and with sufficient credits in core classes and sufficient studio hours will gain admission into the 2nd Year of the M.Arch 1 Program.

Accreditation Information:

“In Canada, all provincial/territorial associations/institutes/orders recommend a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit Canadian professional degree programmes in architecture, recognizes two types of accredited degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a six-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.

 Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.” [source: CACB website]

Architecture License Pathway

Pre-Professional Degree 25%
Professional Degree 50%
Internship Hours 75%
Licensure Exam 100%

Pre-Professional Degree
( BAS, BSc. Arch, etc.)

M.Arch Advanced Standing

Internship Hours

Licensure Exam

Undergraduate Degree Non-Architecture
(BA, BSc, BEng, etc.)

M.Arch 1

Internship Hours
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Licensure Exam
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Program Highlights

→ International Option Studio

International option studios are long format funded trips that take graduate students all around the world.

Mario Gooden

Mario Gooden

Columbia GSAPP

Elise Hunchuck

Elise Hunchuck

Berlin

All students in the M.Arch program must complete a thesis as part of their studies. Thesis is a year long inquiry in a chosen area by a student in conjunction with their thesis advisor. 

Admissions

Application Process

In general, all applicants will submit a CV, Portfolio, Statement of Intent, and Recommendation Letters. 

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on our admission requirements please visit our Master of Architecture Application Portal or click Apply below.

For specific questions regarding the admission process please contact our Associate Director of Graduate Study or our Graduate Administrator.

→​ FAQ

Funding

All students have the opportunity to TA classes beginning in the second semester of their first year of the M.Arch (3-Year) program or the first semester of the first year of the M.Arch (2-Year).

All students have the opportunity to TA classes beginning in the second semester of their first year of the M.Arch (3-Year) program or the first semester of the first year of the M.Arch (2-Year).

→ Carleton Immersive Media Studio

→ Carleton Urban Research Lab

→ Carleton Sensory Architecture and Liminal Technologies

All students have the opportunity to TA classes beginning in the second semester of their first year of the M.Arch (3-Year) program or the first semester of the first year of the M.Arch (2-Year).

→ Fabrication Lab / Loan Pool / Print-Shop

→ [TDR] Technical Data Room Library

Fellowships, Scholarships and Bursaries

Funding opportunities are presented each year to incoming students. We offer various merit-based and needs-based funding. More information can be found on our Financial Aid page.

FAB Works on Bronson by David Anderson, ARCS5105