Sustainability and the Built Environment
The College of Design, Construction and Planning is dedicated to demonstrating sustainable solutions in the built environment. We seek ways to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Please read further to learn more about our initiatives.
Our commitment to sustainability and the built environment focuses on understanding the interrelatedness of the social, cultural, and environmental contexts in which we build to ensure that our designs address the idea of “Sense of Place.” We believe that design must seek harmony with the environment by balancing human needs and wants with a minimal environmental impact. It is therefore essential to conserve, protect, and restore natural systems and biodiversity in all design schemes. With the assistance and guidance of our faculty and staff, our students are getting a first hand experience of what it truly means to “go green”.
To discuss your interest in BSSBE, please contact:
DCP Advising Center
(3rd floor, Architecture Building, Rm. 331)
Director of Student Services
- Master’s Program in Sustainable Design
- Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable Design
- Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment
- Minor in Sustainability and the Built Environment
Graduates will have excellent opportunities for work in various green industries, for governmental agencies involved with regulation and management of the built environment and with non-profit organizations promoting the principles of sustainability. Additionally, students will be prepared to matriculate into combined degree programs offered in association with the degree and to enter graduate school in a wide range of areas including architecture, building construction, interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.