Ms in Sustainable Design on-line info session fall 2013

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MS in Sustainable Design Program
Philadelphia University
Open House Slides
Rob Fleming, Program Director

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Ms in Sustainable Design on-line info session fall 2013

  1. 1. September 30, 2012 Master of Science in Sustainable Design On-Campus and On-line Program Philadelphia University Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction A presentation by Rob Fleming Founding Director Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  2. 2. Actual quotes from actual people
  3. 3. 1964
  4. 4. “Never trust anyone over 30.”
  5. 5. 1992
  6. 6. “The Internet is too slow… it will never catch on.”
  7. 7. 1998
  8. 8. “A web page… what do I need a web page for?”
  9. 9. 1999
  10. 10. “Email? I don’t need it. I have a phone, fax and Fed Ex.”
  11. 11. 2000
  12. 12. “Sustainability? I don’t see that ever taking off.”
  13. 13. 2002
  14. 14. “Green buildings will never work. They are too expensive and they will never happen in today’s money-driven world.”
  15. 15. 2003
  16. 16. “Green buildings will never work. They are too expensive and they will never happen in today’s money-driven world.”
  17. 17. 2004
  18. 18. “Green buildings will never work. They are too expensive and they will never happen in today’s money-driven world.”
  19. 19. 2005
  20. 20. The Tipping Point for Sustainability 2005 Hurricane Katrina
  21. 21. The Tipping Point for Sustainability 2005 Indian Ocean Tsunami
  22. 22. The Tipping Point for Sustainability 2005 Gas prices reach $3.00/Gallon
  23. 23. The Tipping Point for Sustainability 2005 Al Gore’s Movie
  24. 24. The Tipping Point for Sustainability 2005 U.S. President calls for an “end to our addiction to foreign oil”
  25. 25. 2005 The Age of Ecology
  26. 26. The world has changed
  27. 27. Context for the Sustainable Design Program 21st Century Design School 20th Century 21st Century Cyclical Thinking Sustainable Integrated Design Factory Built Architecture BIM Performance-Driven Multi-Cultural Life Cycle Accounting Cloud technology Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction Linear Thinking Unsustainable Design by individual Field Built Architecture AutoCAD Aesthetically-Driven Mono-Cultural Planned Obsolesce Networks Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  28. 28. The way we think has changed
  29. 29. Our actions are changing
  30. 30. We need degrees that rise to the challenge
  31. 31. We need degrees that will prepare the next generation of leaders
  32. 32. Value Proposition - MSSD Program Background Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • Philadelphia University is 125 years old • The School of Architecture was founded in 1992 • Sustainability has been a required part of the Architecture Program since 1997 – 15 years of experience in teaching sustainability and sustainable design • The MS in Sustainable Program began in 2007 and has completed its 7th of operation • Over 120 students have graduated • Unlike most other programs – the MS Program is dedicated to sustainability with all new course content that is constantly updated • The MSSD On-Line program MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  33. 33. Value Proposition - MSSD Program Trans-disciplinary Learning • Build an incoming class that reflects the diversity of skill sets needed to attack the complexity and interconnectedness of sustainability projects. • Architects, designers, engineers, planners, builders, entrepreneurs, and others round out a class of dynamic individuals who blend their unique talents in the pursuit of deep and effective learning. Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • Faculty members from a similar set of disciplines provide a multiplicity of perspectives. MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  34. 34. Value Proposition - MSSD Program Integrated Design Education • The MSSD Program challenges the status quo of standard design and engineering education, by front-loading experts, design options and creativity via the integrated design process. Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • “Ownership” of ideas and design solutions is downplayed in favor of larger collective solutions to complex problems associated with sustainability (open source learning). MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  35. 35. Value Proposition - MSSD Program Design and Quantify Students validate and optimize their sustainable design solutions through the following: Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • Life-cycle analysis of materials • Energy simulation of buildings • Cost estimates of proposed projects MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  36. 36. Value Proposition - MSSD Program Activism and Leadership • The world is searching for people who can demonstrate leadership in sustainability. People who can initiate and maintain projects that will positively impact the world. • Sustainability requires action, but not without a context of purpose, i.e., a connection to the bigger picture. Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • Students in the MSSD Program can use their thesis project as a springboard for future career-based initiatives. MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  37. 37. Value Proposition - MSSD Program Enterprise and Entrepreneurship • The MSSD Program places teaching importance on the concept of “relevant” creativity, applied engineering and economic feasibility. • Sustainability professionals must understand and embrace the realities of prevalent economic structures of society as a base to build a new green economy focused on the environment, equity and enterprise. Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • All projects engage the triple bottom line as a core part of the educational experience. MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  38. 38. Value Proposition - MSSD Program A Center of Green Activity • The MSSD Program is taught in a newly-renovated LEED® Silver facility on the main campus of the University. • Students routinely find opportunities for internship, volunteer activities and job placement. Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • Graduate assistants in the program maintain a blog to keep everyone aware of the wide variety of activities taking place in the Program and in the Philadelphia region. MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  39. 39. Value Proposition - MSSD Program A Center of Green Activity Partnerships National Park Service Weaversway COOP Schuylkill Valley Nature Center CertainTeed/Isover Penn Design – Landscape Architecture Program - Trip to Slavonice Czech Republic Study abroad in Copenhagen Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction Villanova MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  40. 40. MS in Sustainable Design program Philadelphia University • Ashley Dicaro, Landscape Architect • Kyle Sanphy, Engineer • Bethany Shiner, Interior Design Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • Laura Wilson, Interior Design Studio Project, 2010 Fueling station of the future Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  41. 41. Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction Green Design Build, 2007 Weaversway Organic Farm Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  42. 42. Learning Tracks - MSSD Program 21-Month On-Line Program • 33 credits total • 6 credits per semester including summers Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • One 8-week course at a time MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  43. 43. Learning Tracks - MSSD Program 21 Month Full-Time Track • Geared towards traditional graduate students • 33 credits total (36 may be required to maintain status) • 9 credits per semester with summers off • Study abroad options • Students often maintain a part time job or a small practice while they attend classes Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • This is a track for career change individuals MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  44. 44. Learning Tracks- MSSD Program 12 Month Accelerated Track • Geared towards working professionals with experience in the built environment – not meant for career change people • Students should not plan on maintaining employment – this is a full time commitment • 33 credits total Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • 12 credits per semester including 9 credits in the summer MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  45. 45. Learning Tracks - MSSD Program 15-18 Month Hybrid Track • Geared towards International Students or US Students who live far away who want to come to Philadelphia for one calendar year • Students who want to make the 12-month accelerated program a bit more manageable • 33 credits total Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • 6 credits online and 9 credits each semester for three semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  46. 46. Learning Tracks - MSSD Program The Difference • A track record of success • Received the 2009 USGBC Excellence in Education Award • Received the 2011 National Institute of Building Science Award • 6 years of success • Core Courses are carefully constructed to provide a holistic approach - not a menu of various courses • Collaborative Design Studios – that actually teach design Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • Independent Thesis Project – that is used as a career launch pad MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  47. 47. Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1 Sustainable Design Methodologies Triple Bottom Line Thinking Sustainability in Context LEED Rating System Green Construction Basics Adaptive Design Fall Year 2 Sustainable Design Studio Taught by architects, engineers, designers. Thesis 1 Inquiry Framing Research Analysis Collaboration, Cooperation, Integrative, Trans-disciplinary, Design Synthesis Quantitative Analysis Green Building Technologies Passive/Active Building Design Basic Energy Modeling Sizing of systems Thesis II Depth Mastery, Evaluation Communication SDN Elective/ Internship Bio-Climatic Design, Micro-climate design Scenario Planning Resilience Sustainable Systems Spring Year 2 SDN Elective Green Materials Quantitative Analysis Intro to Life Cycle Assessment Properties of Materials Evaluation of Materials (Study abroad in the summer Elective Pool (Pick 2) SDN-615 Sustainable Orgs. SDN-606 Development Sust. Bldgs. SDN-710 Design Build SDN___ Engineering @ Villanova MCM -602 or IARC-703 BIM MBA 627 Global Sustainability SDN-701 Energy Modeling SDN__ Copenhagen Corp. Sust. SDN 791 Sustainability Internship
  48. 48. MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University
  49. 49. Year 1 Year 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 Sustainable Design Methods Green Materials Development Sustainable Design Studio 1 Thesis 1 Topic generation and research methods Thesis 3 Depth Mastery, Communication Evaluation Sustainable Design Studio 2 Thesis 2 Theories of sustainability Applications: LEED®, Charrette facilitation Adaptive Design Explores the intersection between climate, human comfort and energy Intro to life cycle assessment and Properties of materials Sustainable Systems Quantitative Analysis including PV arrays, Building energy load, Storm water, Daylighting of Sustainable Buildings LEED® Financing Codes Process Building Information Modeling Visualization of sustainable design including building simulation Integrative Transdisciplinary Design Independent work on applying building simulation skills Inquiry Framing Research Analysis
  50. 50. Application Details Apply! Questions Apply MSSD Program Background Introduction • MSSD Applications • Rolling admissions process that requires: • Portfolio and/or Resume • Personal essay • 2 letters of recommendation • Transcript • Evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS required for International students MS in Sustainable Design Program, Philadelphia University Rob Fleming – MSSD Open House Slide Show
  51. 51. a final thought…
  52. 52. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade

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