Canada’s new architecture school

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McEwen School of Architecture

Building upon our tri-cultural mandate and our existing pillars of respect, inclusion and community, the philosophy of the McEwen School of Architecture is founded upon pride of place. This philosophy embraces the resiliency of northern people and the unique beauty of the northern Ontario landscape. Located at the crossroads of the City of Greater Sudbury in the downtown core, Canada’s first new architecture curriculum in over 45 years opened at Laurentian university in 2013. The Mcewen school of architecture is an unfolding experiment in emerging pedagogies and diverse cultures.

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The McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA) is founded upon the idea of a holistic education for professional architects. It offers a 4 + 2 year professional program. The four-year Bachelor of Architecture (BAS) program is a pre-professional program that offers general architectural design education, while the two-year Master of Architecture (MArch) program continues the formation of the professional architect at the graduate level, culminating in a design thesis.