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FAQ ‑ Accommodation

Where is the architecture school located?

It's in downtown Halifax, at Spring Garden Road and Brunswick Street, two blocks south of the Halifax Citadel, five blocks west of the Halifax harbour, and next door to the new Halifax Central Library. The Faculty of Architecture and Planning and the Faculty of Engineering are on Dalhousie's Sexton Campus, in the middle of Halifax's prime commercial area, with many shops, restaurants, theatres, and other facilities nearby. The main Dalhousie campus is a fifteen-minute walk away. NSCAD University is ten minutes away.

Are university residences available near the architecture school?

Yes. An undergraduate residence, Gerard Hall, is a five-minute walk from the school. It offers co-ed accommodation in a large security building, with furnished single or double rooms, a mandatory meal plan, laundry facilities, and a lounge. Residence fees include a telephone, voice mail, satellite TV access, and high-speed Internet access. The Grad House nearby offers accommodation for graduate or mature students in a 14-unit security building, with furnished rooms, kitchen facilities, an optional meal plan, and access to laundry facilities. Online information is available for residence.

What off-campus accommodation is available near the architecture school?

With six universities in Halifax, student accommodation is plentiful, but selection near the school is best in June and July. Most students live in Halifax's South End. Expect to pay $500 to $600 per month for a bachelor apartment, $500 to $1000 for a one-bedroom, $750 to $1000 for a two-bedroom, or $1000 to $1300 for a house. Online information is available for off-campus living.

Are short-term apartment sublets available?

Yes. In early August, fall-term sublets are often available from other architecture students who are leaving for their work term. In early January, winter/summer sublets are also available. The Architecture office e-mails sublet information to all incoming architecture students.