Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism

This program is pending Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training approval. We are unable to offer this program for the 2018 winter session. Subject to approval, we will accept applications to the direct-entry Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism program for the 2019 winter session (September 2019).

In the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism program, you will explore the connectedness of design across multiple scales. You’ll learn how design impacts society and the environment, and how the shaping of space can effect cultural changes. You’ll build a strong foundation in critical thinking and practical skills necessary to create environments that are socially and ecologically sustainable.

The program revolves around a core design studio sequence that begins with foundational skills and culminates in the design of complex spaces. In each studio, you will explore design at one of many scales: from the body to the city. Courses in history, theory, media, technology, and professional practice round out the curriculum.

The Bachelor of Design is not a professional degree. However, it does prepare you for a number of possible futures including graduate studies in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and other allied fields of design.

Advising is available at the SALA office located in Macmillan 379, 2357 Main Mall. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are recommended, and can be made by calling 604.822.6916, or emailing des@sala.ubc.ca.