Programs in the School of Architecture & Design enable graduates to fulfil local professional registration.
The School is deeply rooted in its local environment and, at our campus in downtown Dubai, students have the unique experience of drawing inspiration from some of the world’s most famous architectural successes. We place emphasis on creativity and problem solving alongside logic and accountability in design, and advocate a responsible approach to ecology and the environment.The School offers two undergraduate programs: the Bachelor of Architecture (5 years) and the Bachelor of Interior Design (4 years).The two programs are founded on a common first two years, allowing seamless transition from one to the other prior to commencement of year three.
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Message from the Dean
Capturing The Uniqueness of Intersections
Welcome to the School of Architecture & Design at the Canadian University Dubai.
The school is a unique platform for intersecting diverse streams in Architecture & Design. It is strongly rooted in its locality through its accreditation and sensitivity to the particularity of Dubai. It is closely linked to the Canadian systems of education. It aims for graduates to be able to fulfill their local professional registration, while matching the requirements of licensing in international associations. It places a greater emphasis on creativity and problem solving and that is in conjunction with rationality and accountability in design thinking. It advocates expandable approaches to design thus focusing on tangible and intangible dimensions of design problems. It incorporates form as a viable means of representing culture, while at the same time giving a greater attention to the technicality of constructing the built environment. It emphasizes reflection and appreciation of history while demanding currency in building systems and sustainability. The fulfillment of these intersections is seen as a developing enterprise.
Canadian University Dubai is uniquely located. Dubai provides distinctive opportunities to connect global thinking to local values. Dubai, also, provides a context for free thinking while maintaining sensitivity towards social values and the environment. In its specific location, Canadian University Dubai is only minutes away from the World Tallest Building; Burj Khalifa. Being close to Burj Khalifa is a continuous reminder of what can be achieved when sincere human wills are embraced by technical excellence.
The School of Architecture & Design is a manifestation of these unique intersections.
Hazim Rashed,B.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D. MRAIC
Dean, School of Architecture & Design
Canadian University Dubai