(BAS) Conservation & Sustainability
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Conservation & Sustainability) program offers a specialization unique among all undergraduate architecture programs in Canada. Since 2009, this stream has focused on the conservation of historic architecture, paired with a study in the principles of sustainable design.
A growing proportion of architectural work – particularly in sustainable design – involves renovations with sustainability upgrades, or the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Following the Understanding, Planning, and Intervening method set out in the Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places, students in this program learn to study and assess existing architecture so that they can formulate creative and compatible design solutions for historic built fabrics. Conservation studio projects are founded on strong historical and social understanding, along with deep knowledge of conservation theories.
Benefiting from collaborative course delivery between the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, students in the BAS Conservation and Sustainability program receive in-depth technical education on integrated building systems, architectural materials and assemblies, green building techniques, and hands-on practice with heritage documentation. Through the study of conservation theory, ethics, and best practices, students also learn to research and analyze existing architecture.
The grid below displays the suggested course sequence for (BAS) Conservation & Sustainability students for the 2022-23 year. Please note that Core and Free Electives may be taken in any order. To see the complete grid for your own calendar year, click on appropriate link at the bottom of this grid.
First Year (for students who entered the Conservation & Sustainability program in the 2022/23 year)
ARCS 1005 Drawing
ARTH 1200 History & Theory of Architecture 1
ARCH 1000 Intro to Architecture
ARCN 2106 Intro. to Multimedia
ARCS 1105 Studio 1 (1.0 credit)
ARTH 1201 History & Theory of Architecture 2
ARCN 2105 Intro. to Computer Modeling
ARCC 1202 History of Structures
Second Year (for students who entered the Conservation & Sustainability program in the 2021/2022 year)
ENVE 1001 Architecture & Environment
ARCH 2300 Introduction to Modern Architecture
ARCC 2202 Architectural Tech. 1
ARCN 4100 Historic Site Recording & Assessment
CDNS 2400 Heritage Conservation in Canada
ARCN 2105 Computer Modelling of Form
CIVE 2005 Architectural Tech. 2
ARCS 2302 Conservation Studio 1 (1.0 credit)
Third Year (for students who entered the Conservation & Sustainability program in the 2020/21 year)
ARCS 3301 Conservation in Practice 1 (1.0 credit)
ARCC 2203 Architectural Tech. 3
CIVE 2200 Mechanics of Solids 1
ARCH 4200 Architectural Conservation Philosophy & Ethics
ARCS 3302 Conservation in Practice 2 (1.0 credit)
ARCC 3202 Architectural Tech. 4
ARCN 4200 Building Pathology & Rehabilitation
Fourth Year (for students who entered the Conservation & Sustainability program in the 2019/20 year)
ARCS 4301 Conservation in Practice 3 (1.5 credit)
ENVE 4105 Green Building Design
ARCC 4302 Conservation in Practice 4 or 2x CORE ELECTIVES
ARCC 4207 Advanced Building Assessment
ARCH 4002 Canadian Architecture
ARCC 4500 Design Economics
Course requirements have changed over time. For a complete layout of course sequencing for your entry year, please choose the appropriate link below:
For course grids for students who entered the BAS prior to 2019, please email email@example.com.
Certain courses include TUTORIALS – in which you must also register when registering for the course. Please be aware that the system may not will allow you to register in the LECTURE component of the course without also registering in an associated TUTORIAL (or vice versa).
When registering for the lecture component of your fall term Art History course (ARTH 1200 — CRN 30260), you must also choose a Tutorial from CRN 30261 to CRN 30270. When registering for the lecture component of Architecture ARCN 2106 (CRN 30208), you must also choose a Tutorial from CRN 30209 to CRN 30214.
When registering for the lecture component of your winter-term in Art History course (ARTH 1201), you must also choose a Tutorial from CRN 10250 to CRN 10259.
Notes About Workshops
Workshops are hands on, specialty courses that students may apply to take as “free electives.” To apply to participate in a workshop, please do the following:
Step One: Review the workshop offerings and ensure you meet the prerequisites.
Step Two: Submit the required application via email to the instructor by the application deadline.
Step Three: Await a decision, which you will receive via your Carleton email within three weeks of the application deadline.
Step Four: If you are approved to take the requested workshop, please forward the message you received from then instructor to the Undergraduate Administrator. You will also need to complete and submit an override request form on Carleton Central to secure a place in the course.
Please note: Application to a workshop does not guarantee course access. All applications are reviewed by the instructor after the submission deadline. Students are encouraged to register in an alternate course in the event they are not accepted into a workshop.