Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Honours)

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.

Conservation and Sustainability

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies – Conservation & Sustainability program offers a specialization unique among all undergraduate architecture programs in Canada. Since 2009, this stream has focused on the conservation of historic architecture, paired with a study in the principles of sustainable design.

A growing proportion of architectural work – particularly in sustainable design – involves renovations with sustainability upgrades, or the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Following the Understanding, Planning, and Intervening method set out in the Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places, students in this program learn to study and assess existing architecture so that they can formulate creative and compatible design solutions for historic built fabrics. Conservation studio projects are founded on strong historical and social understanding, along with deep knowledge of conservation theories.

Benefiting from collaborative course delivery between the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, students in the BAS Conservation and Sustainability program receive in-depth technical education on integrated building systems, architectural materials and assemblies, green building techniques, and hands-on practice with heritage documentation. Through the study of conservation theory, ethics, and best practices, students also learn to research and analyze existing architecture.

Ideal for Students Interested In:

  • Urban Design
  • Sociology and Politics
  • Housing and Infrastructure

Careers In:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Architecture

*Unlike the Design Stream, students in the Urbanism stream do not receive advanced standing for graduate study and enter into the 3-Year M.Arch Program

BAS Urbanism Coordinator:

Benjamin Gianni

Studio Leads:

Catherine Bonier (Urban Edge Studio)

Roger Connah (Seminar)

Ozayr Saloojee (Global Urbanism Studio)

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