Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning (LOCI)
The inspiration behind this new university campus is placing the teaching of architecture in the urban and architectural context of the capital of Europe. Students and their professors carry on the more than century-old tradition of contributing to the life of the Brussels commune of Saint-Gilles. The faculty is located in the heart of a neighbourhood where historic art nouveau lines the streets like a remarkable urban tapestry. The vast 8,000-square-meter Raymond Lemaire Building, named for one of the designers of Louvain-la-Neuve and ‘architect’ of the Venice Charter, is the home of the faculty and the site of all of its educational, administrative and informational activities.
Studying architecture in Brussels
- You listen to others and want to serve them
- You’re intelligent, inventive, imaginative, curious and a dreamer
- You appreciate the arts
- You’re rigorous and demanding, and you like to see the big picture
- You spontaneously understand and grasp the spaces you experience
- You like to draw and build models and are interested in construction techniques
- Architect in the private or public sector
- Architect specialised in housing, commercial zones, public facilities, infrastructure and space, urban planning, land use and landscape planning, heritage restoration and conservation, materials, energy and water, furniture and design, scenography and museography, property consulting and assessment, property finance and management, construction industry, art and representation, humanitarian support, design support, etc.
- Architect professor or researcher
> Interviews with professionals: ‘Careers in architecture’
Course, degree and access to the profession
- Five-year course (three-year bachelor’s degree + two-year master’s degree)
- Architecture degrees recognised throughout the European Union
- Eligibility for doctorate
- Eligibility for advanced master’s degree in urban and land use planning (one year) in Louvain-la-Neuve
- Access to the profession by means of registering with the Ordre des Architectes for additional training: HMNOP in France (one year) or a two-year internship in Belgium.