If you are interested in taking an architecture course click here to view information about becoming a non-program student.

If you are an RAIC syllabus student or you are interested in this work/study approach, click here to view information about this program.

If you are an internationally trained architect, click here to view information about this program.

Architect - ADST Studio Coordinator

"I always look forward to teaching the ADST Architectural Design Studios. Athabasca has done a commendable job fostering a studio environment that is creatively inspiring, supportive and optimistic. I love seeing the concepts and designs that each student comes up with. Being part of the collaborative design process is always a ton of fun."

- Cynthia Dovell, ADST Studio Coordinator

B.Sc Arch Program Founder

"The B.Sc(Arch) fulfills a moral and social contract enabling people anywhere on earth - who otherwise could not give up their employment status or disrupt their family lives to relocate to a traditional university campus - the opportunity to continue their professional education".

- Barry Johns, founding Architect of the B.Sc Arch program

B.Sc Arch Student

"Being a student in several AU's design studio courses helped me move forward towards my dream to become an architect. From my experience, online studio design courses are very similar to face-to-face design courses; we meet with other students and teachers from different parts of Canada, we share and present our projects, and we receive feedback from all participants, not only instructors. This makes the experience quite unique as each of us has different experiences in life, and a different way to view architecture. I am grateful to be part of the B.Sc Arch program, and I am looking forward to seeing it evolving to a higher level in the future."

- Salam Yousef, B.Sc Arch Student

B.Sc Arch Student

"I love the Architecture courses at AU for being a starting point of interest. I read about passive solar and wonder how we can retrofit existing buildings. Or I study a residence designed by Glenn Murcutt and then search out every other building he has designed because his motto to “touch the earth lightly” is something I believe in. Or in building a model of the Barcelona Pavilion and seeing the furniture Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed for the space, I find an interest in other architect-designed furniture. There is so much to learn here and everyone’s journey will be different."

- Laura Barakeris, B.Sc Arch Student

RAIC Centre for Architecture

Athabasca University and Architecture Canada | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) proudly present Canada's first online Architectural programs! To this end, these two organizations have formed the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, which provides a new way to study architecture.

The BSc. Arch program, which has a strong focus on environmental and community sustainability, will be beneficial for public and private careers in urban and construction planning and design, as well as studies of the built environment.

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Course Reviews

External Program Review
(Bachelor of Science in Architecture)
- (December 2020)

Douglas Macleod Interview
- (published May 30, 2018)

Douglas Macleod Interview
- (published June 6, 2018)

Henry Tsang Interview
- (published June 20, 2018)

Henry Tsang Interview
- (published August 1, 2018)

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Updated June 24 2021 by Student & Academic Services