The Architecture and Urbanism Course was created immediately after the foundation of the Federal University of Pelotas. The first studies for its implantation date back to 1970. At that time, there were only two Architecture and Urbanism courses in the southern region of Brazil – in Porto Alegre and Curitiba – which contributed to the implementation of teaching in this area at the University. With the foundation the course of Architecture and Urbanism in 1978, UFPEL began to host the second course of Architecture in Rio Grande do Sul state.
The objective of the undergraduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Pelotas is to train professionals able to understand and translate the needs of individuals, social groups and communities regarding to the design, organization and construction of interior and exterior space, covering the urban and regional development, the landscaping and the urban planning, the building, as well as the valuation and conservation of built heritage, the protection of natural environments and the rational use of available resources. For more information, visit the Faculty website: http://faurb.ufpel.edu.br/