This is a highly technical program consisting of courses focused on subjects related to building renovation, restoration and rehabilitation, and historical preservation and conservation. The program is designed to provide graduates with specific knowledge and skills in architectural preservation and conservation.

No previous background is required.

Learn to design and execute renovations, restorations and rehabilitations and historical preservation and conservation of buildings. 

This is an Open Admissions program to help you advance or change your career. Those who successfully complete this three-course program are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

What Will You Learn? 

Learn technical knowledge and applied skills sets required for addressing and executing solutions, in compliance with building codes and regulations, associated with evaluation, preservation and rehabilitation of existing buildings. Employ methods and implement building materials and maintenance planning while ensuring compliance with building codes in preserving buildings.

This short course series is an excellent complement to the skills you may already possess as a professional. 

Who Should Enrol?

This course series is designed for, among other professionals:

  • Architectural technologists
  • Interior designers
  • Design professionals
  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) project managers
  • Urban planners

Who Teaches the Courses?

Our instructors are selected through a highly competitive process and are expert practitioners in industry.


Industry and Careers 

For those aspiring to be or already working as:

  • Architectural Technologists
  • Building surveyors
  • Commercial/residential surveyors
  • Construction managers
  • Estates managers
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Landscape designers
  • Planning and development surveyors

Recommended Sequence

Option One:

Term 1

CKAR 205
CKAR 310
CKAR 601

Option Two:

Term 1

CKAR 205
CKAR 310

Term 2

CKAR 601

Course Series Requirements

  • Successful completion of 3 required courses

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