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Sustainable Design & Construction Program

For any prospective students, watch the informational webinar on the SDC Program from November 15th hosted by Professor Martin Fischer at this link.

The Sustainable Design and Construction program prepares students for careers in the built environment: researching, designing, building, and managing sustainable buildings and infrastructure to maximize their lifecycle economic value as well as their net contribution to environmental and social functions and services.

Our graduate program offers a Master of Science degree that features research and courses in:

  • Management and finance for complex and large-scale projects
  • Collaborative interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder planning and design processes
  • Lifecycle assessment of products and processes
  • Sustainable construction materials and practices
  • Green, performance-based architecture
  • Renewable power generation and smart electrical grids
  • Data-driven models for decision making on wicked problems in urban contexts

Core and elective classes cover topics covering cutting-edge information technology such as sensor networks embedded in "intelligent" buildings and infrastructure, micro and macro strategy on infrastructure development across the globe as well as entrepreneurship and organization design for new businesses, and corporate or governmental initiatives aimed at enhancing the sustainability of the built environment.

Employers of past SDC graduates include architectural and engineering design firms, general contractors across a range of sizes and geographies, design-build firms and developers focused on delivering green buildings and infrastructure; energy and sustainability consultants; facility management and sustainability departments within large companies; clean-tech startups and venture funds. Several students have also targeted opportunities in the AEC industry by launching their own business directly out of the SDC program.

Explore our different program options other information about SDC via the navigation bar on the left.

Related Faculty & Staff

Howard Ashcraft

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Deborah Ballati

Adjunct Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Martin Fischer

Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Robert Groves

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rishee Jain

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Erik Kolderup

Adjunct Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Michael Lepech

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Raymond Levitt

Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus

Paul Meyer

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Eduardo Miranda

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jose Luis Moscovich

Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sharyn Nantuna

Program Administrator, Sustainable Design & Construction

Ram Rajagopal

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

Brian Sedar

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Avram Tucker

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Antonio Vives

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering