Build your community and earn an education that will train your hands as well as your imagination.
Begin the process of life-long learning in a tri-cultural program that is unique in Canada and build a portfolio of exciting and innovative design-build projects.
Experience a unique architecture program that highlights design and culture for northern Ontario with an emphasis on developing expertise in wood and sustainable materials.
Focus on design, culture, technology and professional practice and enjoy courses on the main Laurentian University campus, and at the McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian's downtown satellite.
Challenge your creativity through the application of practical building solutions for northern climates, taking into account cultural sensitivities, diverse histories, and community profiles.
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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
- Industrial design
Throughout my undergraduate degree, I have been presented with opportunities and experiences that are unique to Laurentian's Architectural Studies program. With two 13-week co-op placements, it has allowed me to work and gain experience within the industry and helped center my career path. Learning through the Design-Build process has been an experience unique to Laurentian, and being a program based in the North, it is important to the program that we conduct Design-Build projects concentrating on northern cultures, such as Ice Warming Huts, Birch Bark Canoes, and Saunas. In addition, we are taught exclusively about material cultures, design for mitigating climate change, and fabrication through hands-on work experiences.
I had the opportunity to travel throughout Germany, Switzerland, and Finland for three weeks of design/build work with eight other students. We gained a unique experience by perceiving traditional European Architecture as it connects to each unique culture and landscape. There are also design/build competitions available to students throughout the year, including opportunities to participate in the Bergen International Wood Festival in Norway.
I would recommend the Bachelor of Architectural Studies program to any person looking to expand their creativity, and work alongside others who are passionate about designing applicable solutions and to inspire others through their designs.