About the Department
Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science is dedicated to the pursuit of integrated, sustainable approaches to the design and development of the built environment. The Department offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Architectural Science degree, with options in Architecture, Building Science, and Project Management, the goal of which is to educate students for a wide range of professional roles in the construction industry. In addition, we offer Masters degree programs in Architecture – designed as rigorous preparation for entry into the architectural profession – and Building Science, a unique program in Canada that offers graduates of building-related programs an opportunity to explore the building science principles necessary to deliver sustainable buildings. Planning is under way for graduate education in Project Management. You can find more information about our programs elsewhere on this site.
Ryerson’s professional program in architecture comprises a four-year B.Arch.Sci. degree plus the two-year M.Arch. degree. This program received full accreditation by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) in 2010.
The Department is located in a Ron Thom-designed facility on the Ryerson campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, and was founded in 1948. We boast a multidisciplinary faculty carrying out a broad array of research, scholarly and creative projects, exciting exhibitions, guest lectures, symposia and other events throughout the year. Most events other than program courses are open to the general public, and are usually free of charge – so come and visit us!