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Athabasca University

Canada's first online architectural program.

If you are a RAIC Syllabus Student, click here to view information about this program.

If you are an Internationally Trained Architect, click here to view information about this program.

RAIC Centre for Architecture

Athabasca University and Architecture Canada | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) proudly present Canada's first online Architectural programs!

Athabasca University’s Architecture program is a flexible work-study program for students who pursue an alternate path to an architecture career. The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA) is the academic component of RAIC's Diploma in Architecture, and will allow qualifying students to follow a practice-based path that will prepare them as architects of the future. Building on a pre-professional program currently in the latter stages of development, the PBDA offers a graduate level credential in areas of technology and sustainable design.

The strength of this program is that it serves the adult learner who wishes to earn a quality university education regardless of age, gender, culture, ability or disability, geographic location, career and family commitments. While the program integrates the principles of architectural theory and design, it also respects the diversity of Canadian architectural practice. Therefore, the courses and practicums offered in the program will include materials that reflect these distinctions.

Updated April 17 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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