- to teach students about the specifics of the architectural approach ;
- to offer an education with a strong variety in terms of content as well as methods (lectures, projects, modules, seminars, workshops...) ;
- to allow students to open up to the outside world (participation to a many international cooperation networks, mobility and exchanges programmes, study trips, conferences, exhibitions...) ;
- to encourage students to work in research and do a doctorate in architecture ;
- to prepare students for the various activities led by architects.
Architecture or civil engineering?
Alongside the architecture courses, civil engineering is also taught at the ULg in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The two programmes offer either different courses or similar courses using different approaches and different degrees of detail, with specific specialisations and work prospects: the architecture and civil engineering programmes are complementary.
As they are now part of the same institution, the two faculties will have to work closer together, for the benefit of their students.
The "creative teaching" methods used by architecture schools offer a mix of theoretical lessons, experimentation and exchanges around the courses' core : the architectural project.
This interactive teaching comes alive through the teachers' pedagogical approach. The course aims at providing students with resources that will let them find their own answers, develop their own knowledge and manage their own education.
The teaching staff
The faculty includes teachers trained in architecture and related fields. Most of the professors are professional architects, meaning they take care to include real-world issues in their lessons.
During theoretical courses, they provide the fundamental concepts of their field while adapting them to the situations the future architects will have to face.
Liège, an ideal city to study architecture
The Faculty of Architecture has its own infrastructures in the Liège's city centre. The art of buildiing is especially alive in Liège : with a wealth of historical monuments and remarkable public and private buildings from all time periods, Liège certainly offers a rich field of observation and experimentation to study architecture. It allows to illustrate a number of theoretical courses (history of architecture, urban planning, sociology, etc.) as well as to provide a true context for the realisation of projects or field studies. This proximity also gives you the opportunity to easily come into contact with institutions and various services related to the region and the city, as well as with socio-professional activities during internships. In addition to lecture halls, classrooms and workshops, the ULg's infrastructures also offer a number of useful services that help students in their daily lives : libraries and archive/documentation centres, cafetaria, exhibition rooms for projects, roomy work areas for students, computer labs and internet access...
A human-sized institution, the Faculty of Architecure offers quality outdoor areas that contribute to leisurely relations while acting as a pedagogical support for certain classes as well as an environment for experimentation for workshops.
Last updated June 14, 2016