Our campus and our city are ideal laboratories to respond to the urgent human and environmental issues of our times. Our position on Canada’s west coast connects us to a number of communities, from Cascadia to the Pacific Rim. Alumni and friends of our programs have played pivotal roles in shaping Vancouver into an internationally recognized example of sustainable urban design. Drawing on this history, we continue to prepare collaborative, community-minded designers equipped to become leaders in the fields of the built and natural environments.
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia is a close-knit school deeply committed to the quality of the built and natural environment at one of the world’s top 20 public universities.
We rank 20th in the 2015 and 27th in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, the highest of all Canadian architecture schools.
We are located in Vancouver, an ideal laboratory to prepare the next generations of architects, landscape architects, designers, and planners to respond to the urgent human and environmental issues of our times. Through our undergraduate and graduate programs, we teach students to become intellectual and creative leaders, articulate spokespersons, and progressive agents of change for society.
In addition to contributing significantly to the dialogue, education, research, and innovation within the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design professions, we award a major national design prize each year to individuals who have shown extraordinary talent and dedication to make Canada a better place to live.