Environmental Building Design, Certificate

The Certificate in Environmental Building Design is only open to students enrolled in the Master of Architecture degree program. Students in the Master of Architecture degree program are eligible to apply for the Certificate as part of the regular spring admission cycle, allowing them to join the program in their 700 year with the incoming cohort of MSD-EBD students in the ARCH 7520 and ARCH 7080 sequence. The other required courses can be taken by MArch students independently and prior to their acceptance into the Certificate program. The students will take 4 course units of required courses and 2 course units of  ARCH 7080, which is taken in lieu of ARCH 7040.


A total of 6 course units are required to complete the Certificate program. The Certificate is open to students enrolled in the Master of Architecture program only.

Required Courses 1
ARCH 7510Ecology, Technology, and Design1
ARCH 7520EBD Research Seminar1
ARCH 7530Building Performance Simulation1
ARCH 7540Performance Design Workshop1
Jointly Counted Studio
ARCH 7080Bioclimatic Design Studio2
Total Course Units6

Substitutions must be approved in writing by the Director 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 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.