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Green Architecture (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information
Faculty: Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Description This one-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program is an attractive option for those who want to improve the current global situation through advanced knowledge and application of sustainable building strategies. The field of Green Architecture is a natural result of global pressures on our environment and natural resources. Students enhance their knowledge of building design, technology and construction from previous education or experience. Students are exposed to a specialized range of design strategies and technologies that reduce environmental impact, make buildings healthier and livable for people and achieve these goals in an economical way. Design factors which build on the students` existing knowledge base include sustainable site development, managing material resources, conservation of energy and water and improving interior environments. The curriculum includes courses in materials and methods designed to provide sustainable energy conservation improvements, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and harness the energy resources of the sun, wind and water. Working in teams, students apply their new knowledge to a sustainable design project.
Website: Green Architecture (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree in the related field. Architectural Technology, Architectural Technician, Building Construction Technician, Building Engineering Technology or Interior Design. Applicants without the required diploma or degree will be assessed individually and will be required to complete an Eligibility Package. Applicants should have the following skills and knowledge: Architectural building design fundamentals (site planning, floor planning, massing, and working with a building program). Architectural drawing skills, both by hand and using Architectural computer software such as AutoCAD and Revit Architecture. Fundamental knowledge of building science, materials, technology and systems (architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical). Fundamental knowledge of building codes and regulations. Applicants are required to submit a resume and a portfolio of their Architectural work (in PDF format) that demonstrate the required knowledge and skills. These documents can include work experience, drawings, photos, projects, reports, etc. If an applicant is weaker in one or two of the four areas noted above, they may still be considered for the program, but a review of their work, skills and experience is necessary before a final decision is made.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: December 25, 2018