Updated January 2023
If you're interested in architecture and passionate about the environment, it makes good sense to consider a sustainable architecture diploma.
Diplomas teach practical design and drafting skills, with a focus on green building principles. Where degrees go deep into the history and theory of sustainable architecture, diplomas focus on job-ready drafting skills.
A diploma is a good option for someone who wants to work in architecture, but doesn't want to invest years of training to become a licensed architect.
But programs of this kind are fairly new, so a lot of students have questions about how training works. It's important to know what skills you'll graduate with and where you can work after college.
How is sustainable architecture different from traditional architecture programs? What "extra" or different coursework is involved?
Here's everything you need to know about diplomas in sustainable design, including the main areas of study and career paths after college.