Architecture, Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)
Language: English, French**
Campus: Sudbury and LAL (Downtown)
Length: 4 years
***APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 1, 2013***
Admission requirements based on a mature student or transfer student, click HERE.
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
- 1 English or Français**
- 2 maths or mathématiques
- 3 other courses (in arts or science)
- minimum average of 75%*
- 1 to 2 page statement of interest***
- 2 letters of reference****
- 1 portfolio (click HERE for guidelines)*****
Extensive Design-Build and Community-Design projects throughout the program will expose students to real community issues and hands-on building experience. Students will develop an appreciation for the integration of indigenous and natural materials in building and site design, and will develop an appreciation for the importance of collaboration and interaction with other students, faculty, and community groups.
Strongly based on a cooperative education model, the first work-term will be secured in industry and related fields, while the second work-term will take place in an architectural firm locally, nationally, or internationally.
Unique features of the program:
- Extensive practical applications through Design Studio;
- Ongoing Design-Build and Community-Design projects;
- Inclusion of individual cultural backgrounds, including Ontario Francophone, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students and communities;
- Access to an Elder-in-residence, while several courses will cover aboriginal knowledge and teachings;
- Within the new building, spaces and rooms specifically designed to enhance the cultural and spiritual experience of students;
- 26 week (two 13-week blocks) practical co-op internship experience;
- A brand new facility comprised of 4 buildings that will offer unique teaching opportunities regarding long-term building performance and sustainability;
- Enrolment is limited to 70 students per year.
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, ecology, sustainability and industrial design.
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) at Laurentian, or a related specialization in design (B.Des.), environmental studies (BES), or architectureal sciences (B.Sc.Arch) at another university, including graduate studies at other Schools of Architecture.
First-year course overview:
ARCH 1007 - History 1: Sacred Geography
ARCH 1506 - Design Studio 1: Place
ARCH 1507 - Design Studio 2: Place II
ARCH 1006 - Design Thinking
ARCH 0100 - Co-operative Term 1
+ electives (12 credits) in humanities, social sciences, or sciences.
*Admission selection is based upon overall submission criteria, and not solely on grade averages.**Design Studio instruction and reviews, electives and co-op work-term placements will be available in French. Assignments can be submitted in either English or French.***Students will elaborate on their interest in architectre as well as their choice of Laurentian University.****Where possible, at least one from a current teacher.*****Portoflio must demonstrate creative work, either in digital or hard-copy format. Guidelines for preparing the portfolio can be found at: laurentian.ca/admissions/arch/suppl