The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is the only one of its kind in British Columbia. It contributes significantly to the dialogue, education, research and innovation within the architecture and landscape architecture professions and plays a positive role within both UBC and the wider community. Through its undergraduate, professional and research programs, the School aspires to produce outstanding graduates equipped to anticipate evolving realities within the realm of contemporary practice and to provide the necessary design, technical and intellectual leadership that will contribute to a built environment supportive of civil and sustainable patterns of living. The Architecture Program offers a dynamic milieu for engagement with the pressing issues confronting contemporary cities and regions. It does so in both its professional degree (MArch) and advanced studies (MASA) options. The professional program seeks to prepare and advance those wishing to participate critically in defining concerns and negotiating responses to the impediments and opportunities of our precipitous times. Vancouver, with its richly resourced landscape and complex cultural mix provides an instructive focus for these ambitions. This program endeavors to prepare students as informed stakeholders in the built environment via a cogent curriculum that affords both the requisite knowledge base and opportunities for direct experience in the local and global making of the world at large.
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