The architect education is based in the learning process of how to develop and construct projects.
The architecture’s action field is very diverse and includes design, restoration, rehabilitation of buildings and its urban environment, landscape, indoor designing and building details, calculation and structures designing and facilities, etc.
The Architecture School promotes a close relationship between teacher and students; we try to bring the professional reality closer to students by developing projects until the execution stage.
The first year for Building Engineering and Architecture is the same. This will help you to define what you want to study without having to change of University.
You can gain admittance to this Bachelor’s Degree:
If you fulfill any of these requirements you can start the Admission Process of any of the courses at La Salle.
Students completing all the credits will receive the Degree in Architecture from Ramon Llull University.
Architects from La Salle are trained in a respectful Architecture, well projected and well constructed, thank to the teacher's profile, architects and professionals that have great prestige and a “differential” way of understanding Architecture. The subjects and work methodology are defined looking foward to have Architects with a balanced training, lovers of their profession and with service vocation and capacity to solve the needs of these days.
The social and professional recognition of the differential traits of La Salle architects is based on a specific and differential teaching method. The perfection of La Salle architects’ constructions is not a simple consequence of what they have learnt from books and notes, but a result of an architect that is used to the complete development of projects, which is one of the nuclear subjects. Students work with different aspects that determine the shape in architecture: composition, construction, structure, urbanism, adaptation to the environment, sustainability, economy, etc.
Because we have a faculty team that includes the most prestigious professionals from each province of Catalonia who combine teaching with their professional activity. Dr. Robert Terradas, director of La Salle Architecture, is the architect of emblematic buildings all over the world and directs a team of teachers with international prestige and constructions in the five continents.
La Salle Architecture’s non departmental structure, unique in the whole country, allows studying the transversal subject of Project Development Workshop. In this subject we will carry out Executive Projects with teachers of all the areas. The Workshop, which reflects the link between the school’s subjects, consists in developing, during a year and in a professional level, the last exercise of the previous course. In this way, the Final Project is presented like the natural development of last year's final exercise.
Because of the common subjects with the Degree in Building Engineering. This is the first degree approved in Catalonia and one of the firsts in Spain, according to the new European Space for Higher Education (Bologna). At La Salle, Architects and Building Engineers study together the first year and keep working equally in the theoretical and practical subjects along all their studies, just like they will have to do in their professional practice.
New Technologies: La Salle Architecture School was created from the Engineering School, with a history of more than 100 years, and in contact with many technological businesses. An architect needs to know the expert systems of knowledge, analysis, information and management, the technological tools for design and architectonical calculus, etc. For this reason, Architecture studies incorporate technology and innovation in order to adapt to the society’s needs and include technology as a differential trait in their constructions.
You will be able to participate in the OIKODOMOS project, a pedagogical research project financed by the European Union Life Long Learning Programme and coordinated by the ARC La Salle Engineering and Architecture group and in which architecture and urbanism schools and research centers from Belgium, Cyprus, France, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom participate. The project’s objective is the creation of a virtual campus aimed at studying the means of living and housing in the contemporary Europe.
La Salle and FAD (association whose objective is to promote the design and the architecture in a cultural, economic and social level) have worked together in the development of the project MATER, through which projects will be developed to offer training, consulting, technological vigilance and promotion of the innovation in materials, and that will be available for La Salle’s students.
What do you have to do to study in La Salle?
The admission process begins on December 3, 2012 and remains open until the program is full. It is recommended that you to start the admission process before finishing your pre-university studies submitting the required documents at the moment of application.
1. Fill in the el online admission form.
2. Submit the documents requested for the programme you want to study.
3. Follow the specific admission process for each programme:
4. Personal Interview. If the Admission Committee considers it necessary, you may be asked to do an interview at our campus or online.
7. Reserve your place
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An educational system that promotes the interrelation of subjects and the integration of knowledge surrounding the architectural project, with ongoing evaluation of the skills needed to practice the profession.
La Salle has maintained an ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation. An example of this commitment is the Guide to the assessment of skills in the field of Engineering and Architecture, published in 2009 by the Agency for the Quality of the Catalan University System (AQU), coordinated by La Salle. This guide describes a methodology to be applied to architecture studies, a model of student-centered learning proposed by the European Higher Education Area and its educational concepts: skills, competencies, learning outcomes, etc. Since it’s founding, the School of Architecture La Salle has developed a learner-centered methodology that is apparent in its innovative teaching methods.
Here are some of them:
SDR Representation Systems
The Representation Systems course is an open and participative space that relates diverse subjects based on the integration of information and communication technologies: the theory of art and architecture, aesthetics and composition, graphic design and visual communication, visual studies and representation. The interrelation among diverse disciplines creates a place for knowledge that transcends the limits of the individual. The collaborative learning environment of SDR: NETWORKING (designed and specially developed by the search group ARC) is an essential component of this educational model. The innovative character of the teaching methodology developed around the SDR course has been recognized with the distinction Vicens Vives, granted in 2010 by the Generalitat de Cataluña for its use of information and communication technology in order to surpass the borders between disciplines and subjects in higher education.
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ARC Search Group
Architecture Computing Representation
ARC is a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the design, development and application of information and communication technologies (IT) in aspects of architecture: teaching, projects and research. The group was founded in 1999 and in 2009, it was officially recognized as a research group by AGAUR (Generalitat de Catalunya).
During this time, it has carried out various educational and research projects, the results of which have been published in journals and professional conferences.
Urban Development and Projects Workshop
This workshop trains architects to be capable of developing a project from its conception to conclusion and therefore, to be prepared to enter and improve society.
ARQPRESS – Digital Journal on Contemporary Architecture
ARQPRESS, the learning environment developed by the search group ARC, is a space for students to disclose, via the Internet, their reflections on contemporary architecture.
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FAD (Association that aims to promote design and architecture at the cultural, economic and social levels) and La Salle have worked together on the MATER project, through which projects are developed to offer training, consulting, surveillance, technology and the promotion of innovation in materials. This service is available to students on campus.
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Integrated Technology Business Program
This unique program enhances the interdisciplinary and comprehensive training of engineering, architecture and business management students, who all share space on campus; a program in which students from over 50 nationalities share their way of understanding the world and which allows them to simulate real job-related situations, working across disciplines to develop the culminating project of their degree.