Concentration in High Performance Buildings (MS in Architecture)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Buildings
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Architecture
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Master of Science with a major in Architecture and a concentration in High Performance Buildings is focused around the use of building physics and building technology for sustainable architectural design. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of the energy performance and environmental impacts of buildings, as well as on the integration of these metrics in the development of innovative architecture. The program is founded on a first-principles approach to building physics, envelope design, modeling and analysis, life-cycle assessment, applied simulation, AEC Integration, and critical ecological thinking.

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