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Graduate Students

Congratulations on your offer of admission to the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design!

As a new student, you will join the Daniels Faculty’s prominent community of students, scholars, and art and design professionals, whose research, interdisciplinary collaboration, critical inquiry, and creativity play key roles in the development of more beautiful, ecologically-sound, and socially-enriching environments. We look forward to welcoming you to become a part of this dynamic group.
A member of our faculty will be contacting you in the upcoming weeks to discuss any questions that you might have about your offer of admission. In the meantime, we invite you to review the information below and elsewhere on our website to learn more about our Faculty and your future as a Daniels student.

Next Steps

Your official Offer of Admission letter is available through the Online Admissions Application. To confirm your acceptance, please sign and return the included Confirmation/Deposit form.

The date by which you must accept or decline our offer is indicated in your official School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Offer of Admission letter, along with any conditions associated with your offer. A deposit of $500 must be received by June 1, 2018 to secure your place in our program for 2018-2019.

Questions? Contact the Daniels Faculty’s Office of the Registrar and Student Services at +1 (416) 946-3897 or

Read our Next Steps Guide for Graduate Students [PDF]

Orientation Events for New Graduate Students

Summer Workshop 2018 | August 13 to 24, 2018

In this intensive 2-week workshop, the goal is to familiarize students with some basic and advanced design concepts and representation techniques. A practical understanding of the standard conventions of architectural drawing and representation will be explored by careful studies of a selection of precedents while drafting and modeling in Rhino 3D, editing in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign along with a brief introduction to model-making and lasercutting in the FabLab, and Autodesk's AutoCAD.

Typical days will begin with an introductory lecture, tutorial and/or discussion, following afternoon worksessions. The first week will focus on 3D modeling and orthographic representation concluding with an informal pin-up on Friday August 17th. The second week we will touch on renderings, diagrams and physical modeling with a final review on August 24th.

The summer workshop is recommended for all newly admitted graduate students, especially those without previous design or architectural experience. The aim is to build up the students' technical skills in order to allow more space for experimentation and conceptual development in their first year of graduate studies.

More information is available here

Grad Step Up | August 30, 2018

Grad Step Up is a full-day pre-orientation event designed to connect incoming international graduate students to important resources and information. You will have the chance to take part in sessions facilitated by U of T staff and student leaders. The interactive format of the sessions will provide you opportunities to ask questions and have discussions about the graduate student experience. For more information visit here.

School of Graduate Studies Orientation | September 4, 2018 

This orientation will answer many of your questions and concerns about studying as a Graduate student at the University of Toronto. This is your opportunity to learn about all of the services and resources available to you through the School of Graduate Studies and at the University of Toronto. From current students and knowledgeable staff, you’ll also learn valuable tips that will help you make your time at U of T both productive and rewarding. This event is free for all incoming students. For more information and to register, visit the event page here.

Key Contacts for Newly Admitted Students

Daniels Faculty, Office of the Registrar and Student Services: +1 (416) 946-3897 or

Director, Master of Architecture Program
Associate Professor Shane Williamson

Director, Master of Landscape Architecture Program
Associate Professor Liat Margolis  

Director, Master of Urban Design Program
Lecturer Mark Sterling

Director, Visual Studies program
Assistant Professor Charles Stankievech