A well-rounded discipline, architecture provides an excellent framework for all sorts of careers. By studying architecture, you develop artistic skill, knowledge of history, technology, social and cultural awareness, and a critical imagination.
Most BEDS graduates continue into the MArch program. Some proceed to the Master of Planning program. After the MArch program, most students work in a professional architectural office in Canada or abroad.
Dalhousie's professional MArch program is fully accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. This enables Dalhousie MArch graduates to become graduate interns in architectural offices and to work toward professional registration as architects.
Most of our MArch degree graduates pursue careers in architectural practice. Where you work depends on your interests and expertise.
Our graduates work in a wide range of fields, including:
- House design
- Public buildings
- Building and environmental technology
- Material innovation
- Interior design and fabrication
- Urban and community design
- Historic restoration and adaptation
- Project management
- Facilities management
- Real estate development
They practice in diverse settings, including:
- Sole proprietorships with home studios
- Small and medium-sized architectural firms
- Corporations with branches around the world
- Government and public institutions
- Companies with large real estate holdings
Examples of alumni careers:
- Stephen Boyd, partner at Dialog
- Talbot Sweetapple, partner at MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Halifax
- Meika McCunn, John Peterson, Glenn MacMullin & Bruno Weber, all associates at Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Toronto
- Susan Fitzgerald, partner at Fowler Bauld and Mitchell and founder of Susan Fitzgerald Architecture.
- Chistopher Sweetnam-Holmes, founder, EcoCité Developments, Montreal