The Faculty of Architecture at University of South Asia currently comprises of Bachelors and Masters
The Department was launched with the vision of providing high
quality education to students that would enable them to become refined professionals and contribute to
the Architectural profession in Pakistan.
It is a five year degree which carries the students through a series of design studios aimed at exposing them to a plethora of design solutions and strategies that are imperative in creating different design products.
The Architecture Program at University of South Asia has also received approval/NOC from the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP). The curriculum is ensured through the criteria set out by PCATP and HEC documentation for the relevant subject areas.
With state of the arts, studios, exceptional faculty, and a vast and beautiful campus, USA’s Faculty of Architecture is an energizing, invigorating and satisfying experience for our students.
Vision and mission
The Department of Architecture has been launched with the vision of providing high quality education to students that would enable them to become refined professionals and contribute proficiently to the Architectural profession in Pakistan.
Our mission is to strive hard to bring the department at par with other national and international universities. It is our obligation to create job opportunities in building technologies for the exponential rate of increased population in Pakistan.
The Architectural Education at University of South Asia aims to pursue excellence in the field of Architecture. The course work is rigorous and demanding, and includes study of the underlying theoretical and conceptual frameworks of the academic disciplines of the field of Architecture.
In the achievement of brilliance in their career, the students are trained to:
- Gain a knowledge of history and contemporary theory of the built environment.
- Know about materials and construction techniques.
- Develop an ability to consider the impact on the environment humans and buildings have.
- Develop an understanding of sustainable design solutions within the built environment.
- Work as a team in the execution of architectural projects
- Give special importance to the revolutionized and latest technologies applicable in architectural design, construction and sustainable architecture.
Welcome to the Faculty of Architecture, University of South Asia (USA). Established in 2004 our program is accredited by the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP).
The ultimate goal in the education and professional performance of an architect is to program, plan, design and supervise the making of the built environment. An academic program for architects should therefore, seek to close the gap between art and science, between form and substance and between aesthetics and engineering, thus emphasizing the need for multifaceted education. In order to achieve this, the department of Architecture at the university will make a concerted effort to inspire and expose the students to as wide a range of experiences as possible through which an individual student is able to discover his/her potentials and interests.
The rapid growth of information technology in recent years is perhaps the single most significant development in the last century. In the field of Architecture, too, the computer technology has opened up new areas of opportunity and challenges not only for the creative visualization of works of architecture but also for decision making, planning and managing the complex processes required to develop and maintain the built environment.
The fast depleting fossil fuels on this planet and the shortage of energy has led us to rethink the development and maintenance of our built environment. Considering the fact that almost half of the energy resources of any country (which are no longer available in abundance) are consumed in the construction and maintenance of buildings, the building designs must undergo rapid changes with respect to the consumption of energy for their development and maintenance/running, and the buildings be designed on sustainable principles to conserve, reuse and recycle these resources.
The Department of Architecture at USA Lahore would welcome all the challenges of the 21st century and declare it as one of its core objectives to become a premier institute in the country to accept these challenges and opportunities in the creative application of information and energy technologies in the field of architecture.