The Education of Sustainable Architecture
(Proposed for Master Degree)
Buildings have diverse effects on the environment during their entire life cycles. To achieve environmental sustainability in the building sector, it is crucial to educate architecture students in environmental issues, which is called Sustainable Architecture. Growing concern to promote sustainable development requires an effective response from the education sector. In this context, Universities have a special responsibility considering the additional multiplication effect of the emerging contents in the training of new generations of professionals and the need to transfer actions into the practice of sustainability.
Study in this area shows, specific programme needed to establish for architecture student to educate for sustainable architecture. This study suggest that the best stage to establish programme to achieve sustainable building, could be in Master of Architecture Degree. Since the programme envisages different types of knowledge and activities like understand of design process and building construction methods, which are usually training and practicing in current BA (bachelor architecture) education system. Therefore, this study shows that in order to respond to these requirements, both on innovative academic contents and practices related to sustainability need to establish and define some courses and research methods in master of architecture degree.دانلود مقاله