The Welsh School of Architecture is launching its new MSc programme in Sustainable Mega-Buildings in September 2013.
The programme is aimed at building design professionals who intend to develop their skills in addressing the subject of sustainable design and planning of mega-buildings. This interdisciplinary programme aims to train students for adopting the role of environmental designers of mega-buildings in the building team, whilst adapting to shifting demands on this role particularly with the phenomenal increase in the number of large-scale buildings worldwide. This has generated increasing awareness of the importance, uniqueness and impact of this built form on urban life and environmental sustainability.
This new MSc in Sustainable Mega-Buildings complements the existing structure and strengths of the Architectural Science Masters suite offered at the WSA sharing the same core modules whilst introducing its unique specialist modules. Not only does the new MSc programme expand on the overarching environmental sustainability agenda shared between the existing ASM programmes, but it also opens up new territory in the subject area of designing sustainable mega-buildings.