Architecture Computing & Media

students working together in computer lab

The Architecture Computing and Media group provides computing support for students, faculty and staff in the School of Architecture.

ACM supports and manages a range of teaching and research facilities within the school. Students have access to basic and advanced computing equipment and operating systems as required by their studies. A helpdesk, staffed by ACM, is available to answer student, staff, and faculty computing questions.

ACM manages facilities for digital still image, video and audio processing. The equipment in these facilities include a professional-quality sound studio, video editing facility, scanning and digital photography. Equipment including cameras, video cameras and audio recording equipment can be rented for use outside the laboratories.

The day-to-day running of the infrastructure is managed by three ACM group members:

Architecture faculty, office staff and students should direct their IT support questions in the first instance to the Helpdesk ext. 27600, Helpdesk.

Services overview

The building has wireless network access throughout. In addition, graduate students can request wired access in their offices.

The main lab is set up with 22 machines running Windows 10, along with MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Rhino, SketchUp, and the Autodesk Suite. This lab is available for undergraduate and graduate use.

Printing, photocopying, and scanning are available on black & white or colour with payment through WatCard. The School has five multifunction devices accessible to students. 

Digital cameras, video cameras, laptops, sound recorders, as well as data projectors are available to be signed out from the ACM helpdesk. Items are borrowed on a next-day return policy.