Integrative Design of Building Envelope, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate
Get certified in Integrative Design of the Building Envelope
Clients of today demand an emphasis on building envelope performance, supported by
research methodologies and hard data. Students preparing to enter the profession,
either as Architect, Construction Manager, Civil Engineer, or Engineering Technologist,
as well as those who have a significant professional practice background, can benefit
from directed study of new tools and technologies and their integration into design
thinking strategies. An important feature of the certificate is its interdisciplinary
nature – students would be required to take three to six hours of this directed study
outside their major area.
The School of Architecture offers students the opportunity to pursue a graduate certificate
in Integrative Design of the Building Envelope. A graduate certificate is a post-graduate
credential that is evidence of a more specialized study, in this case, of integrative
building envelope design.
The certificate is 12 hours, and may include any three of the following courses totaling
nine credit hours:
ARCH 5023 Masonry Analysis and Design (2021)
ARCH 5023 Timbers and Masonry Design & Analysis (2022)
An additional 3-hour directed independent study, supervised by at least two graduate
faculty representing two fields of expertise: ARCH 5003 Advanced Topics in Integrative
Design Independent Study with an in-depth focus on the analysis/design of a building
envelope. *denotes graduate section of existing 4000 level course.
Admissions Requirements and Deadlines
Eligibility CEAT Students with a 3.0 or better GPA are eligible to enroll in the certificate program.
Practitioners with an accredited Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture, Architectural
Engineering, and others with baccalaureate degrees from outside of architecture and
engineering may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case, space-available basis.
Undergraduate architecture students in their senior year are eligible to begin work
on the certificate after approval of a petition to take graduate coursework by completing
the form “Application for Graduate Credit for Graduating Seniors” from the Graduate