We offer a rich learning environment that will accelerate your professional education. This includes work-integrated learning opportunities, our unique block week elective program, extensive digital fabrication facilities, exciting study-abroad studio options, and a visiting experts-in-residence program where you can work with leading practitioners and academics from around the world.
Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, we educate students to use the power of entrepreneurial design thinking to develop disruptive strategies and social innovations that make our cities more resilient, equitable, vibrant, and healthy.
Design studios include community and industry involvement, and design-build initiatives so students can help develop real, impactful solutions while building a strong portfolio.
Design through Making
Workshop and digital fabrication labs foster a hands-on culture of makers and doers, allowing you to put theory into practice and prepare you to the future of practice.
Students benefit from small class sizes, great facilities, a supportive learning culture, and an active student association who organize social events and industry mixers throughout the year.
Our visiting expert-in-residence program brings world-leading practitioners and academics to the School to lecture and work with students.
In addition to a four-storey building on campus, the City Building Design Lab brings students and researchers into the heart of downtown.
Block Week Program
Our program of one-week intensive electives courses allows students to tailor their education to their professional interests. These courses deepen the student’s knowledge base.
The study abroad program gives you the opportunity to live and study in a different cultural context such as Spain, Japan, Switzerland, and Mexico.
Many of the courses involve direct engagement with local industry and professional partners, the City of Calgary, neighborhood groups, as well as the public.