Co-op is an optional component of the M.Arch and MLA programs. It is an excellent way to integrate academic studies with work experience, and offers practical experience and networking opportunities in your chosen field. The procedures and requirements differ slightly between the programs.


After completing your second-year courses, you can choose to pursue an eight-month work term in an architectural firm or a professional office in related fields of design or construction. The co-op must be eight consecutive months and will count toward your program as six elective credits. Please see the architecture co-op guidelines for more details.

Landscape architecture

You can choose to complete a four-month co-op at a landscape architecture firm or professional office. It counts toward your program as three elective credits. You may take a maximum of six credits of co-op. Please see the landscape architecture co-op guidelines for more details.