Do you want to design a better world – one that is healthier, more sustainable, vibrant and equitable? The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape offers a range of studies that broaden how students think about the world around them – from objects and buildings to cities and regions. Study abroad, collaborative builds, and community-engaged projects bring students together. Discover how to change the world through challenge-based learning, collaborations with industry and prototyping solutions.

Undergraduate programs offer hands-on experiences, the graduate professional programs provide the accredited education required to become licensed architects, urban planners and landscape architects, and the research degrees seek to further innovation in the built environment.

Upcoming Events

Hear from students, professors and alumni. Gather information through webinars, tours, Q&As and personalized portfolio consultations to learn more about SAPL programs, student experience and career paths. Some sessions are offered more than once, and all information sessions and portfolio sessions are offered in an online format.

Out of town? Explore SAPL virtually →

SAPL Open House

How will you design your future? Join SAPL for an interactive Open House experience to meet faculty members and students, learn about studio and research projects, check out an exhibition of gallery work, and view the School’s downtown City Building Design Lab facility.

Date and Time
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

City Building Design Lab, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M2 Canada

We encourage everyone to arrive by 1:00p to have enough time to explore and ask questions; however, it is come and go style, so please feel free to join us at any point during the afternoon.


Join us to meet the SAPL Recruitment and Admissions team, learn more about our programs, and ask questions virtually or in-person. We can't wait to meet you!

Ask SAPL Sessions (Virtual): All Programs
Please join us for a virtual drop-in question and answer period! We will be available for the hour to make sure that you get fast, clear, and accurate answers to all your admission questions. We will discuss all SAPL programs, including the professional graduate and undergraduate programs.

SAPL Facilities Tour (In-Person): All Programs
Join us for an in-person tour of the NW campus facilities of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary! We will show you classrooms, the Stantec Gallery, workshop (including the woodworking spaces, 3D printing, CNC machine, robotics), studio spaces, and student lounge! The Admissions + Recruitment team will be available afterwards to answer application questions!

Bachelor of Design in City Innovation

Do you want to design a better world - one that's healthier, more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable? 
The new Bachelor of Design in City Innovation (BDCI) degree will give you the tools and skills necessary to create positive change in the built environment, and to address complex issues affecting cities. If you’re interested in becoming an architect, licensed planner or landscape architect, or want to pursue another city-building related career in business, law, public policy, social work or entrepreneurship, the BDCI is for you!

October 24 / 5:00-6:00 PM MT 
Change of Program: Current UCalgary Students (Virtual) Register
Are you a current UCalgary student interested in the Minor in Architectural Studies or the Bachelor of Design in City Innovation? The SAPL Admissions and Recruitment Team is hosting a virtual session to help you! The session will provide an overview of the differences between the undergraduate program offerings, admission considerations including course requirements, and specific information to keep in mind when submitting an application to SAPL in the Student Centre!

Saturday, October 28, 2023 / 9:00-3:00 PM MT 
UCalgary Open House (In-Person) Register 
Join SAPL faculty, students, and advisors at the UCalgary Open House to learn more about the University and BDCI program. We are hosting a booth and interactive Discovery Sessions. We look forward to seeing you there!

November 27 / 6:30-7:30 PM MT 
SAPL Faculty Information Night (Virtual) Register
Want to learn more about the Bachelor of Design in City Innovation? Are you interested in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, or city-building careers? SAPL will be hosting an information webinar for prospective high school students to learn more about the program. 

Professional Programs

Join us for our featured information sessions about the Master of Architecture, Master of Planning, and Master of Landscape Architecture. We hope to see you there!

October 18 / 2:00-3:00 PM MT
Student Panel: A Day in the Life of a SAPL Student (Virtual) Register
Hear from SAPL Students! A representative from each professional program (MArch, MPlan, MLA) will discuss their first impressions of the program, describe a typical day, give advice for applicants/portfolios and how to be successful in design school. 

Online Portfolio Reviews (Virtual)
A virtual opportunity to sit down with a SAPL representative (faculty member, instructor, senior student, etc.) for 30 minutes to discuss your admission portfolio, receive feedback, and ask questions. Please note that each time slot is reserved for one participant; therefore, please only register for one time per date. All times are in MT (Calgary time).

October 13

Master of Environmental Design

A master’s degree for recent graduates of professional architecture, planning, or landscape architecture programs. As a research-intensive, thesis-based degree, emerging professionals are enabled to extend their education beyond the basic professional degree to explore an area of expertise or practice specialization that will build their CV, increase their value to prospective employers, and accelerate their career objectives. Join us to learn more! 

November 21 / 9:00-10:00 AM MT 
Master of Environmental Design: Overview & Q+A (Virtual) Register
Join us for this virtual session to learn about the thesis-based, post-professional Master of Environmental Design (MEDes) program! The Graduate Program Director will provide a program overview, discuss research projects, announce new funding opportunities, and explain the Mitacs program (including a brief list of potential firms and organizations that have supported students’ work). 

Doctor of Design

Develop a work-integrated, design-based research program to elevate your career while remaining embedded full-time in practice.

October 26 / 8:00-9:00 AM MT
Doctor of Design Information Session (Virtual) Register  
The climate crisis, rising social inequality, and the digital revolution of smart cities, computational design, and robotic fabrication are rewriting the way cities are being designed, built, and operated. This creates enormous opportunities for architects, planners, and landscape architects to expand their practice, increase their value to clients, and make a bigger and more positive impact in the world. Mid-career professionals have the experience to identify and capitalize on these opportunities but often need a framework to help bring these ideas to life. Join this information session to explore the program with Dr. John Brown, PhD, SAPL dean and Barry Wylant, Graduate Program Director. 

Past Webinars

Can't make one of the scheduled sessions but interested in changing the future of cities? Watch the recorded sessions.

Bachelor of Design in City Innovation

SAPL Student Stories | Alana Kerr (Alumni)

SAPL Student Stories | Kyra Richter (Student)

SAPL Student Stories | Life Beyond SAPL

MArch, MPlan, MLA with Associate Deans

MArch, MPlan, MLA with Students

Studio and Portfolio Tips from Professors

Studio and Portfolio Tips from Alumni

ARST with Associate Dean

Master of Env. Design (MEDes)

Doctor of Design (DDes)

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