Carleton University’s PhD in Architecture is an innovative, comprehensive doctoral program that fuses research with critical practice in architecture. Exceptionally talented and thoughtful architects are invited to undertake original, speculative, and experimental research within the well-established trinity of pathos, ethos and logos that have come to distinguish our School at Carleton. At the Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, doctoral projects will draw on the interrelated genetic, performative and reflective aspects of architecture, design and material process.

Read this message from Jill Stoner, Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism.

Capital Advantage

Carleton architecture students benefit from the proximity of organizations situated in the National Capital Region such as the National Research Council Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, National Capital Commission, National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museums of Civilization, Nature, Contemporary Photography, Aviation and Science and Technology. The knowledge and skills you acquire studying architecture can serve you and society in a wide variety of rich and rewarding ways and lead to a number of satisfying career opportunities in Ottawa or elsewhere.

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Research in the C-SALT laboratory focuses on the understanding, application and invention of the material nature of architecture, construction and design.
  • Research in the Carleton Immersive Media Studio explores and develops innovative symbiotic relationships between the digital and fabricated 2D and 3D modes of representation.

Program Information

Length: 4 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline:
January 15

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Contact: Graduate co-chairs –
Steve Fai: OR
Federica Goffi:

Pathway Options: Thesis

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