Architectural Technology


In the School of Architectural Technology, we excel at teaching visualization and design, and give students a sound education in design development, graphic communication, legislation, building science and structure.

Graduates from Sheridan’s two-year Architectural Technician program and three-year Architectural Technology diploma enter the workforce with two powerful competitive advantages: a nationally recognized credential and a superior, industry-approved education.


2019 Arch Tech design class

They say a picture's worth a thousand words!

These photos provide a glimpse into the hands-on, innovative environment in which our Architectural Technology students learn about foundational building design and the science behind them.

The first 4 photos are from Semester 3's Commercial Detailing class taught by Professor Dan Acimovic, a materials and methods expert.

The last 3 photos were taken in Professor Adrian Bica's 1st semester Residential Detailing class. Adrian excels at thinking up new and innovative ways of teaching that really resonate with his students.

Creative Campus Design Talk

Topic: Data-Rich Modelling, From SketchUp to BIM
Speaker: Ryan Moore, owner and builder,

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: HMC Creative Campus Gallery, 2nd floor

Ryan is a graduate of Sheridan’s Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program. When he is not building projects outdoors with his company Build Vitruvian, he is exploring the digital capacity of SketchUp.

Bring your lunch and learn how he creates data-rich models through the use of dynamic components. His explorations have permitted him to think quickly and creatively in SketchUp, and then merge what he has built into BIM, in order to fully execute its virtual construction.

For more information, contact Research Coordinator: Shannon Pirie (905) 459-7533 X5556

Bring your lunch and learn something new!

5th annual Architecture Week

A fantastic variety of architectural technology sessions were offered during the 5th annual Arch Tech week. All Arch Tech students were involved in the week-long event, participating in activities like building structures, touring local landmarks, and learning from experienced guest speakers. The week was filled with a broad and exciting range of 'outside-of-the-box' learning activities.

Jacqueline, Brad, and Amr from the City of Mississauga’s Urban Planning Department presented the Tactical Urbanism project that they set-up on the street at City Hall this summer. We were fortunate enough to have them stay with us during the event's zenith, offering one-to-one feedback to over 250 students during the all-school charrette. It was a great learning experience as well as a great networking opportunity for the students as they formed new connections with each other.

Thank you to all our staff who worked so hard to make this week-long event a great success, and to the students who participated with enthusiasm and creativity. An extra big thank you to Shannon Pirie who worked tirelessly to deliver this unique and super special week of hands-on learning.

Faculty Contacts

Dave Wackerlin
Associate Dean
Ext. 5062
Office: B425

Valerie Hughes
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8036
Office: B104 (Davis)

Julia Sestito / Frances Jones
Program Support Specialist /
Ext. 5304 / 5760
Office: B104 (Davis) / B420 (HMC2)

Jordan Martin
Program Coordinator
Architectural Technology
Ext. 5457
Office: B426