Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) Post-professional (Non-Thesis) Urban Design and Housing (45 credits)

Offered by: Architecture     Degree: Master of Architecture

Program Requirements

The Urban Design and Housing program enables students who have already completed their professional M.Arch. degree (or equivalent) to develop specialized skills for contemporary practice in housing, urban design, and the management of human settlements. The twelve-month program comprises three consecutive semesters of coursework. Intensive seminars held during the first two terms focus on contemporary theory and research methods in urban design and housing. Students take ARCH 603 Urban Design and Housing Studio as an applied synthesis of the material discussed in the two core seminars. Nine credits of complementary coursework round out the Fall and Winter terms along with ARCH 623 Project Preparation, in which students develop the strategy for a major independent project (ARCH 632 Urban Design and Housing Research Report) to be completed in the Summer term.

Research Report (15 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • ARCH 551 Urban Design and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Fundamentals of city-building in Canada relative to municipal, regional, and provincial actions used to guide urban growth and development. Contemporary urban design in major metropolitan centres as shaped by legal, political, and cultural realities. Current preoccupations in citybuilding: reurbanisation and adaptive reuse of infrastructure, collaborative multi-stakeholder projects, strategic initiatives, changing relationships between professional experts and grassroots actors. Introduction to specific aspects of practice: public participation and community engagement; land development and real estate; project feasibility and implementation; policy monitoring and evaluation; emergent city-building regimes.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Luka, Nicholas (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restrictions: Open only to M.Arch. students. Not open to students who are taking or who have taken ARCH 550 or URBP 550 or URBP 551.

  • ARCH 602 Housing Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Advanced studies in housing: general preoccupations, theoretical antecedents, epistemological foundations, and practical techniques pertinent to contemporary theory and practice.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Friedman, Abraham (Fall)

    • (2-1-6)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken URBD 602.

    • Corequisite(s): ARCH 604

  • ARCH 603 Urban Design and Housing Studio (6 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Comprehensive project in urban design and housing drawing on contemporary theory and practice.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Bhatt, Vikram (Fall)

    • (2-6-10)

  • ARCH 623 Project Preparation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Guided background preparation for the project.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Bressani, Martin; Perez-Gomez, Alberto; Adams, Annmarie; Theodore, David; Friedman, Abraham (Winter)

    • (2-1-6)

  • ARCH 627 Research Methods for Urban Design and Housing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Survey of research methods used in both urban design and housing studies. Introduction to research ethics; differentiating between primary and secondary methods; contrasting macro- and micro-social approaches; setting research questions; undertaking literature scans; reviewing empirical findings by others; designing instruments and tools for primary research; conducting field research; presenting findings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • (2-1-6)

    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in the M.Arch. (Professional), M.Arch. (Post-professional) and Ph.D. in Architecture programs.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of any courses at the 500 level or higher, approved by an adviser.

Faculty of Engineering—2019-2020 (last updated Sep. 11, 2019) (disclaimer)