Dalhousie University

Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Create, Collaborate and Realize

Our programs
Whether you are a high school graduate or have a university degree, our two schools offer accredited programs in planning and architecture as well as graduate research degrees in specialized areas. And as a small faculty, you’ll be on a first-name basis with your professors and enjoy one-on-one support from our staff.

School of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies - BEDS
Master of Architecture - MArch
Master of Environmental Design Studies - MEDS

School of Planning
Bachelor of Community Design - BCD
Bachelor of Community Design Honours - BCD (Hon)
Master of Planning - MPlan
Master of Planning Studies - MPS

Students in other faculties can take open courses in Architecture and Planning.

Your experience
In our Faculty, you will gain a solid foundation in the design and planning of the built environment and specialized training in the skills needed to become a professional architect or planner. Whether you enroll in the undergraduate or graduate level, you will develop your creativity and critical thinking through hands-on learning in studio and community workshops, and develop professional capabilities through work placements in architectural firms and planning agencies.

Designing a better future
Research in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning covers a wide territory from leading architectural practices to cutting-edge planning scholarship. Key themes include design innovation, design and planning for a constantly changing world, and the mobilization of knowledge to build stronger communities.


Dalhousie Architecture Students Association (DASA) concerns itself with all aspects of student life at Dalhousie. Comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, DASA is the student body voice within the Faculty of Architecture, representing students at all regular Faculty meetings. They also host guest lecturers and social events, coordinate participation in community and design-related events, and run a small arts supply store, among other things.


Faculty of Architecture and Planning

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5410 Spring Garden Road
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
T 902 494 3971