Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Architecture
This 12 credit hour certificate focuses on current issues in sustainable architecture. Up to 6 credits can be double counted with the core Master’s degree. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of critical design skills and readiness to assume positions in environmentally-focused leadership of design practices in our community and nationally. The ethics of architectural practice is at the forefront of our attitude toward the profession as we recognize the motto of Lawrence Technological University, "Theory and Practice."
There are two mandatory courses for the certificate. Environmental Issues offers an introduction to contemporary discussion regarding the impact of architecture and design on the natural environment. Construction Management outlines models of project (building) delivery, and discusses the manner in which issues of sustainability can be introduced into the construction process. These are both required courses in the Master of Architecture degree in Sustainability.
Students in the certificate program complete their requirements by taking classes from a pre-approved list of electives. Electives offered within the College of Architecture and Design cover a broad range of sustainability topics, from building technology, systems and performance, to social, ethical, and political issues surrounding the contemporary practice of architecture.
Students may also select courses from a pre-approved list of courses offered by other LTU academic units, such as engineering, managements, and the humanities. It should be noted that participation in some of these course may require satisfaction of prerequisites, or demonstration of particular technical abilities prior to enrollment.
This certificate consists of classes from the following list:
|ARC 5423||Ecological Issues|
|ARC 5952 ||Construction Management|
|ARC 5412||Environmental and Building Regulations|
|ARC 5432||Energy Management|
|ARC 5572||Sustainable and Innovative Materials in Architecture|
|ARC 5592||Sustainable Architecture and Building Systems|
|ARC 5832||Preservation Issues|
|ARC 6002||Special Topics (approval from coordinator required)|
|ARC 6833 ||Research in Preservation of Existing Structures|
Note - no more than one class may be selected from the following list:
|ECE 5113||Sustainable Construction Practices|
|ECE 3003||Alternative Energy Fundamentals|
|ECE 5303||Energy and Environmental Management 1|
|EME 5193||Solar and Wind Energy Generation Systems|
|GLM 6343 ||Creating Business Sustainability|
|SSC 5012||Social Responsibility and Community Action|