UFSC Architecture and Urbanism Program enables professionals to design, plan and construct buildings and open spaces, and to propose the organization of architectural, urban and regional spaces. The architect and urban planner can work in different scales, from urban and regional planning (master planning, land division, etc.), to the design and construction of city areas, buildings and open spaces (urban, landscape and architectural), as well as with the design of objects.
For students to develop these abilities and understand the processes and products involved in the construction of human habitats – a city, for instance – this five-year program offers an interdisciplinary education structured in four different subject branches: Project; Urbanism and Landscape; Theory and History; and Technology.
The theoretical and practical emphasis guides the program throughout the courses – mainly in the Project disciplines, every semester, and in the Urbanism and Landscape disciplines, for seven semesters. These courses, in their turn, are based on the contents taught in both Theory and History and Technology branches.
Besides the compulsory courses, Architecture and Urbanism students take elective courses of their choice, from this or other undergraduate programs at UFSC. After completing all courses, in the last semester, students write a final paper. The best works participate in a national contest for final papers in the area of Architecture and Urbanism.
The program has 8 laboratories to develop teaching, research and outreach activities. Some of them are the LabMoma (Models and Mockups Laboratory), where students develop the representation of their projects at a reduced scale; the LabCon (Environmental Comfort Laboratory), aimed at the study of thermal, acoustic and visual comfort issues; and the LabUrb (Urbanism Laboratory), for research and consultancy on cities and regions.
In addition, the program also offers training, research, outreach and student tutoring scholarships, through 6 research groups, including PET (Tutorial Education Program), Ghab (Housing Group), Infoarq (Computer Technology for Architecture Research Group), Cidadhis (City History, Culture and Design Laboratory), Nucomo (Morphology and Configuration in Architecture and Urbanism Investigation Center) and the Artificial Lighting Simulation Center.
The students of UFSC Architecture Program have been ranked and awarded in several national contests, namely Concurso Ópera Prima – Concurso Nacional de Trabalhos Finais de Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo; Prêmio para Estudantes de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Santa Catarina – CAU/SC and IAB/SC; URBAN21 – Concurso Universitário Nacional de Urbanismo, among others.
10 semesters (5 years)
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