Professional Continuing Education

Continuing education courses help licensed professionals build real knowledge through multi-hour courses in which topics are explored at a high level of detail.

We are launching a pilot program of select continuing education courses for licensed architects, planners, and landscape architects. These in-depth, multi-hour, non-credit courses cover emerging topics of relevance in architecture, planning, and landscape architecture. They are an opportunity to extend well beyond the typical one-hour lunch-and-learn or conference presentation — to explore a topic in much greater detail and meet the annual Con-Ed licensing requirements with a single course.

Course details and registration information will be added to this page as they are released. Email admissions to be added to the mailing list and receive notification of upcoming courses.

Fall 2019

APL 001 Heritage Conservation - An Introduction

Time: October 25-26, 2019, 9 am-5 pm
Location: CBDlab
Instructor: John Brown

Looking to develop an understanding of heritage conservation principles? Learn methods of identifying and evaluating historic places? Gain an understanding of heritage resource management as a professional practice? Sign up for this two-day course.

The course introduces the theory and practice of historic place conservation through lectures, guest speakers, case studies and site visits. There will be many connections with heritage expert Larry Pearson's Heritage Certificate course. Topics will include an overview of methods for identifying, evaluating and documenting historic places and introduction to the legal and institutional framework for heritage conservation. An examination of conservation standards and guidelines will include a detailed review of their application to the planning and design intervention in historic places. The course will consider municipal, provincial and federal practices. There will be walking to sites such as historic places and heritage buildings including Calgary's Memorial Park Library, Inglewood and Currie Barracks.  


  • To develop an understanding of heritage conservation principles
  • To learn methods of identifying and evaluating historic places
  • To gain an understanding of heritage resource management as a professional practice

Teaching Approach

The course will use a combination of lectures, case study examples, class discussions and site visits.  The course applies a blended learning model where continuing education students join UofC graduate students and mid-career professionals (architects, planners and landscape architects) enrolled in the Built & Landscape Heritage Certificate. This is a very unique opportunity for heritage education that builds design and planning capacity to manage heritage resources in Alberta. Case studies will expose students to the development of a range of potential treatment options for an historic place with reference to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.  Site visits will include historic places and heritage buildings.

If you're a student working on the post-baccalaureate Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate and looking for the "EVDS 660 Principles of Historic Conservation" course, the two-day course "Heritage Conservation - An Introduction" is not the right course. Visit the certificate program page for details on qualifying courses or contact Jennifer Taillefer with any questions.