The Ph.D. in Architecture with a concentration in sustainability is practical, technical, and philosophical in scope. The program integrates three areas of inquiry related to the built environment, biophysical systems, building systems, and political systems. The study of biophysical systems relies upon the disciplines of natural and urban ecological sciences as they relate to architecture. The study of building systems includes investigating component technologies necessary to construct environmentally responsive architecture. The study of political systems situates the biophysical and building systems within the social and political contexts of architectural practice.
PROGRAM OF WORK
Students entering the Ph.D. program with a master's degree should anticipate two years of full-time coursework (nine units per semester) leading to the qualifying examination. The minimum registration requirement for the research and writing of the dissertation is three units per semester. Additional hours may be required for foreign language study or other courses the doctoral subcommittee determines to be pre-requisites for advanced study.
PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS (9 CREDITS):
Research Design +
Two of the following courses (substitutes allowed with approval):
History of Building Technology
Preservation History and Theory
Society, Nature, and Technology
COURSES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE (9 CREDITS):
Graduate-level courses complementing the student's area of concentration