Top Architecture Schools in Canada

Following are the top leading architecture schools in Canada:

McGill University - Established in 1896, the McGill School of Architecture is one of the oldest in North America. It s part of the Faculty of Engineering and has strong links with the School of Urban Planning. The School's M.Arch. (Professional) program is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), and is recognized as accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the U.S.

University of Waterloo - The School of Architecture at Waterloo is a nationally and internationally respected design school. It attracts top students around the world. The BAS + MArch Degree that is offered by the School was awarded a 6 year term of Professional Accreditation by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board as of November 2005. As of 2007, at least 50% of its students are employed outside of Canada, many working in London, New York and Miami.

University of British Columbia - The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is the only one of its kind in British Columbia. In 2006, The UBC M.Arch. degree was granted a six year term of accreditation with the CACB. The M.Arch. program is highly demanding, with a large proportion of the curriculum being assigned to core, required coursework.

Carleton University - Carleton's Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism was accredited by the CACB. The School's facilities are recognized as the finest in Canada and among the best in North America. It has produced many renowned architects, including Ritchard Brisbin and Gregory Henriquez.

Ryerson University - Ryerson's M.Arch program began in fall 2007 and is on the cutting edge of architectural issues such as sustainability, practice as a critical endeavour and architecture's role in shaping Canadian culture. The M.Arch program has been formally accredited by the CACB.

University of Calgary - The University's MArch degree program provides a foundation for a range of career opportunities in design, construction and management of the built environment as well as a basis for subsequent advanced design and scholarly research. The program is accredited by the CACB.

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