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FAUM Salons

Welcome from the Dean

From: Mira “Mimi” Locher, Dean, Faculty of Architecture

A warm welcome to all new students and welcome back to returning students! We are so excited to have you come to campus for the fall term, at least for some of your classes and activities, and we look forward with hope for a fully in-person winter term. During the last year, the campus has been nearly empty, the halls of the John A. Russell Building quiet, and the faculty and staff have missed your energy, laughter, and vitality.


Welcome Environmental Design year 2 students

Urban Media Lab EVDS 2100 & digital basics

The Urban Media Lab (EVDS 2100) is a 3-credit hour workshop course. In 2021/2022 academic year it will be structured in two parts: August 30 to September 3, 2021 and November 15 to 19, 2021. Details on the course structure and timing will be updated closer to the start date.

There is an expectation that you will have completed the following tutorials prior to the Urban Media Lab (UML) as there will be assignments issued in UML during the first week of classes that require a basic understanding of these programs. The following courses are available on LinkedIn Learning. There is a free 30-day trial period during which you can sign up for to access the programs.

Welcome back Environmental Design year 3 students

Welcome back Environmental Design year 4 students

Welcome Graduate Students

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  • If you missed the 2021-2022 Graduate Student Orientation you can view the videos by clicking the link below.

    Orientation videos