Environmental Design

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Environmental Design program builds a strong foundation in design thinking and critical investigation. You'll explore the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of placemaking through courses in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Degree: Bachelor of Environmental Design
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op No
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

Environmental Design challenges you to examine the role of design in the broad environmental decision-making processes of society. The emphasis is on design learning, and it is supported by ecological, social, theoretical, and technical courses. This four-year, non-professional bachelor’s degree is intended as a preparatory degree for students interested in pursuing a Master of Architecture, a Master of Landscape Architecture, or a Landscape Planning degree.

Campus features

The School of Architecture Reading Room’s collection comprises approximately 3000 monographs, 50 journal titles, 20,000 slides and 1,300 theses, together with a Digital Image Collection of over 5,000 items.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.