The High Performance Buildings Certificate (HPBC) incorporates knowledge from a wide range of disciplines that share a common base within the College of Architecture and Design and other University of Tennessee Colleges and Institutes. The methodology is based on an integrated design process in which design, research and technology are reinforced with disciplines such as building design, product development, materials science, building physics, climatic design, structural design, computation and modeling, and production techniques. In addition, individual methods from these and other perspectives are also encouraged.
Submit online application to Graduate Admissions Office. Students must be admitted to the university as degree-seeking graduate students either in master’s programs, doctoral programs, or in the certificate program. Application to the certificate program is made by submitting graduate transcripts and a letter of application to the Chair of Graduate Architecture.
Program of Study
The 12-hour certificate is earned by completing one of the following graduate elective 6-hour studios: ARCH 586 , ARCH 590 . Students in the Track 1 curriculum may opt for ARCH 572 . All students in the HPBC must choose two courses (6-hours) from the following 3-hour courses: ARCH 508 , ARCH 509 , or ARCH 525 . To register for any Special Topics course, and for a list of other courses that fulfill the requirements for this certificate, students should consult with an academic advisor or the Chair of Graduate Architecture. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in certificate-related courses.
Up to 6 hours from the following list of courses in approved building technology topics: ARCH 508 , ARCH 509 , or ARCH 525 .
ARCH 505 , ARCH 508 , ARCH 520 , ARCH 586 , ARCH 590 , ARCH 599 , LAR 501 , LAR 503 , or LAR 504 . For other recommended courses, consult with an academic advisor or the Chair of Graduate Architecture. Other course credits may be taken from a pool of courses approved by the Graduate Architecture Committee. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in certificate-related courses.