The Practice of Sustainable Design (Spring 2014)
Sustainable Design Online
How do we actively design to create truly sustainable results? Students will examine this question and apply leading-edge practice methods for innovative sustainable and regenerative design solutions.
Recommended for novice and veteran designers and innovators alike, this class explores the theoretical frameworks, green standards, and practice techniques used by leading sustainable designers, thinkers, and architects. The design methods applied in this studio class fit any discipline at any scale, from the smallest object to the most complex system. Through studio projects and exercises, students will learn to integrate the theory of sustainable design frameworks into their practices (i.e., systems thinking, life cycle analysis, material health, green standards, eco-labels, supply chain topics, etc.). / Open to students ages 18 and above.
Prerequisite Class: Introduction to Sustainable Design
Required Software: Graphics software such as: Adobe Photoshop or Elements and/or Adobe Illustrator, a word processing or page layout program, and a PDF creator such as Adobe Acrobat
Required Textbook: The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift, Edwards (ISBN: 978-0865715318); Design and the Environment: A Global Guide to Designing Greener Goods, Lewis et al (ISBN: 978-1874719434); The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems, Capra (ISBN: 978-0385476768)
Online Learning classes are not eligible for the early registration or multiple class discounts.
MCAD also offers a master of arts in Sustainable Design degree and an 18-credit professional certificate geared towards busy working professionals who want to change the world for the better. Learn more today.
3 Credit Tuition: $2940.00