MEBD

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About

A professionally-oriented degree in performance and design

The Master of Environmental Building Design (MEBD) is a professionally oriented, two-semester, post-professional degree focused on the integration of performance analysis and architectural design. 


Students take a year of required courses with students in the 3-semester program, and a selection of designated electives from across the University. The program is based on the acquisition of new skills and tools, the discussion of principles of environmental design, and their integration in design. New building design, renovation of existing buildings, and environmental analysis at many scales are critical aspects of comprehensive environmental design. The program culminates in a Bioclimatic Design Studio that explores the limits of architectural design for climate and its integration with innovative mechanical systems.

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Curriculum

  • Semester 1, Fall CU
  • ARCH751 Ecology, Technology, and Design 1.0
  • ARCH752 EBD Research Seminar 1.0
  • ARCH753 Building Performance Simulation 1.0
  •   Design Elective I 1.0
  •   Design Elective II 1.0
  • 5.0

 

  • Semester 2, Spring CU
  • ARCH708 Bioclimatic Design Studio 2.0
  • ARCH754 Performance Design Workshop 1.0
  • ARCH718 History & Theory of Architecture & Climate (Optional/Recommended) 1.0
  •   Designated Elective III 
  •   Designated Elective IV 1.0
  • 5.0
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  • Required & Elective Courses 10.0

MSD-EBD

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About

A research-oriented degree in innovative, performance-based design

The MSD in Environmental Building Design (MSD-EBD) is a research-oriented, three-semester, post-professional degree focused on innovation in the integration of performance analysis and architectural design. 


Students share a year of required courses with students in the 2-semester program and then continue for another semester focused on research and innovation. The program is based on the exploration of techniques for developing and evaluating novel design proposals, including prototyping, monitoring, and modelling. The program culminates in a EBD Research Studio that combines design invention with evidence-based design and performance analysis.

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Curriculum

  • Semester 1, Fall CU
  • ARCH751 Ecology, Technology, and Design 1.0
  • ARCH752 EBD Research Seminar 1.0
  • ARCH753 Building Performance Simulation 1.0
  •   Design Elective I 1.0
  •   Design Elective II 1.0
  • 5.0

 

  • Semester 2, Spring CU
  • ARCH708 Bioclimatic Design Studio 2.0
  • ARCH754 Performance Design Workshop 1.0
  • ARCH718 History & Theory of Architecture & Climate 1.0
  •   Designated Elective III 1.0
  • 5.0

 

  • Summer CU
  • ARCH674 CPT Internship (Optional) 0.2
  • 0.2

 

  • Semester 3, Fall CU
  • ARCH709 Research Studio 2.0
  •   Elective I 1.0
  •   Elective II 1.0
  •   Elective III 1.0
  • 5.0
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  • Required & Elective Courses 15.0