The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism prepares students for a future in the profession and provides an extraordinary foundation for a multitude of interdisciplinary and related design fields. Our Master in Architectural Studies (MAS) program is a 6-credit, non-accredited degree for students interested in pursuing in-depth investigations of matters of architectural concern as a preparation for academic research. The program aims at developing multidisciplinary and multimethod approaches to individual scholarship. The MAS can serve as a prerequisite to enter the PhD in Architecture. All of our programs emphasize creativity and innovation within theoretical and practical parameters. Graduates within the Azrieli School can also pursue a Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation.
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MAS students benefit from the proximity of organizations situated in the National Capital Region such as the National Gallery of Canada (which includes the National Photography Institute) and the Canadian museums of History, Nature, Aviation, Science and Technology. Ottawa is also home to Library and Archives Canada, the National Research Council Canada, the National Capital Commission, the National Arts Center and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Research Lab Highlights
- Research in the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) explores and develops innovative symbiotic relationships between the digital and fabricated 2D and 3D modes of representation.
- The Carleton Research | Practice of Teaching | Collaborative (CRIPTIC) pursues research in the humanities with a diverse agenda reflecting the interests of the collaborators through publications, exhibitions, and symposia.
- Research in the Carleton Sensory Architecture and Liminal Technologies laboratory (C-SALT) focuses on the understanding, application, and invention of the material nature of architecture, construction, and design.
- Research at the Carleton Urban Research Lab (CURL) supports design-based thinking and collaborative projects centred on the entwined issues of water, cities, and equity.