How we design buildings and cities today will determine if the effects of climate change will be manageable or catastrophic.
To best prepare future architects and urban planners, sustainability must immediately become an essential issue of all design activity, evaluation, and dialog at professional architecture and planning schools.
In recent years, the most dramatic improvements in sustainable design education have been a result of the creative and resourceful efforts of individual faculty and department leadership. Yet significant gaps still remain, especially between schools and across topic areas.
A Call for Teaching Proposals in the 2016-2017 Academic Year
Architecture 2030 is calling upon educators to submit innovative teaching proposals that expand and fully integrate lessons in energy use, emissions, and resiliency into the widest possible range of projects and topic areas, and across all year levels – particularly in early design studios, history courses, and areas where this material is not adequately or traditionally addressed.
Teaching proposals selected for the 2030 Curriculum Project will serve as instructional models that can be shared and implemented widely. Participating educators will have the opportunity to transform the culture of sustainable design education not only within their own schools, but in architecture and planning programs nationwide.
Architecture 2030 will support selected teaching and curricular proposals with:
- Expert review and feedback
- Access to the latest design and analysis software and tutorials
- Connections to local and regional expert practitioners
- Continued development of sustainable design resources like the 2030 Palette
Successful learning concepts and outcomes will be promoted and widely shared through:
- Partner media and organizations
- Peer-reviewed journals and/or academic conferences
- A database to share course resources and outcomes with other faculty and programs
- Opportunities to publish new content to the 2030 Palette
The 2016-2017 academic year will be the pilot phase of the 2030 Curriculum Project. All faculty and program administrators at all US architecture and planning schools are encouraged to submit course and/or curricular proposals.The deadline for submittals has been extended to August 15, 2016.
Questions about the 2030 Curriculum Project?
The 2030 Curriculum Project is made possible through the generous support of the Allen H. and Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust.