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Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) is the only school in Canada with a unique interdisciplinary model that integrates across three disciplines: architecture, building science and project management. Our undergraduate program (BArchSc) enables you to choose the specialty that best suits you, and our highly selective graduate programs in architecture (MArch) and building science (MBSc, MASc and PhD) give you the opportunity to become a skilled professional and design leader.

Through our partnerships, you will work with prominent professionals, government agencies and developers to get your vision and solutions out into the world—and that’s before you graduate. After, your career options will be vast, from working in an architecture practice, to supervision in general construction, to product manufacturing or leading your own consultancy.

Whatever path you follow, at DAS you will receive guidance from world-renowned faculty, use advanced technologies, and learn how to think critically and collaboratively. Our extensive theoretical, technological and experiential approach to education ensures that you will understand every stage of a project, from concept to completion. In short, you’ll be qualified to design, detail and deliver on every project you undertake.

The program in architecture at Ryerson University is fully accredited, for a six-year term, by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).


Professional Experience

Looking to expand your portfolio and make career-building connections? Our Architectural Science Co-operative Education Internship (ASCEI) gives our best and brightest the chance to learn, grow and contribute at an architecture or construction firm during their studies.

Students sitting overlooking a neighbourhood in Bergen

Global Learning

Eager to explore? Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, by participating in our various excursions and international exchanges, you’ll engage with influential designs, people and places.


Student Experience

Up for learning beyond the lecture hall? Our collaborative studios and immersive experiences offer meaningful opportunities for undergraduate students, architecture graduate students and building science graduate students.

Kendra Smith

Our People

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague Professor Kendra Schank Smith on Wednesday October 30th. Kendra had been battling an illness for some time, but only very recently did we become aware of the seriousness of her condition. Our thoughts go out to her husband Al Smith and to Kendra’s family at this very difficult time.

Crowd at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto

The Centre of Toronto

Our location at the heart of Canada’s largest city allows you to explore and experience a major developing urban area, as well as evaluate and propose new solutions for urban living.

Alumni Spotlight

"The Department of Architectural Science introduced me to intelligent, like-minded people, taught me how to express my creativity through a hands-on and theoretical approach, and provided me with countless opportunities to take part in and lead extracurricular design-builds across Toronto."

Jason Glionna, Architectural Co-op Student at Perkins+Will
Architectural Science ‘18


Photo credit: Brjánn Bettencourt