Architecture, along with its allied professions of urban design, landscape architecture and planning, must be in the forefront of creative thinking about the post-industrial era. Because we make and unmake the world daily through building, we are responsible for a large percentage of resource extraction, depletion, energy use, carbon emissions, waste and transportation costs. It is projected that buildings consume as much as 60% of the world’s energy divided between our industrial production and buildings for other uses.
The concept of ecological practices recognizes that architecture and urban design must respond to the built and natural environment as a complex web of interactive parts, constantly exchanging energy and resources. Ecological practices engage environmental systems and examine the role that architecture and urbanism play in harnessing and stewarding them.
MS in Architecture courses in ecological practices include seminars, studios, research, design/build and study abroad options that advance design for a more sustainable, healthy, vibrant and resilient world. Students who choose to focus their MS in Architecture in this area will work closely with allied professions and disciplines, including the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
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