Ecological Architecture, Certificate
The goal of the Certificate in Ecological Architecture is to enable students to critically engage in performance-based design, using innovative techniques and exploring new possibilities. It introduces students to the range of approaches in the required courses of the Certificate, and then allows them to pursue different emphases through a selection of elective courses. The use of design to achieve environmental health and well-being involves the acquisition of basic analytical skills and tools, a broad understanding of the dynamic interaction among the natural, technological, and cultural environments, and the study of techniques of immediate use to designers.
A total of 5 course units are required to complete the Certificate program.
|ARCH 734||Ecological Architecture - Contemporary Practices||1|
|ARCH 751||Ecology, Technology, and Design||1|
|Elective Courses 1|
|Select 3 course units from the following:||3|
|Topics in Architecture Theory II|
|Technology Designated Elective|
|Building Performance Simulation|
|Performance Design Workshop|
|Introduction to Environmental Planning & Policy|
|Topics in Historic Preservation|
|Energy and its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability.|
|Renewable Energy and Its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability.|
|Energy Systems and Policy|
|Climate Policy and Technology|
|Electricity and Systems Markets|
|Life Cycle Assessment|
|Topics in Ecological Design|
|Environmental Management: Law and Policy|
|Total Course Units||5|
Alternative elective courses must be approved in writing by the director of the certificate program and submitted to the Weitzman School of Design Office of Student Services.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.