This course complements the co-operative courses that form the spine of the professional practice stream. Lectures and presentations introduce students to the various scales of architectural practice within Ontario. Profiles of a range of practices within Canada and abroad are intended to assist students in their selection of a design firm during the following two co-op terms (ARCH 5916 & ARCH 5917). The course surveys the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects, focussing on the architect as a professional (types of architectural contracts, project management, building codes, liability and coordination with other consultants). The course also introduces students to the Intern in Architecture Program (IAP) that begins upon graduation. PREREQ: None (lec,), cr 3 (Prof. Practice Stream).