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    Sep 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

High Performance Buildings Graduate Certificate


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The High Performance Buildings Graduate Certificate may address issues of the innovative and sustainable design of buildings, building components and (sub) systems of buildings, and on how these relate to each other and to architecture as an integrated complex system. The High Performance Buildings Graduate Certificate 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. The High Performance Buildings Graduate Certificate may address issues of the innovative and sustainable design of buildings, building components and (sub) systems of buildings, and on how these relate to each other and to architecture as an integrated complex system.

The High Performance Buildings Graduate Certificate offers opportunities for topical study such as, but not limited to:

  • Advanced Building Design
  • Facade Design and High Performance Building Envelopes
  • Innovative uses of Traditional materials, both massive and lightweight
  • Building Performance Design, Development, and Evaluation (energy, structural, mechanic, construction, etc.)
  • Digital Modeling and Digital Manufacturing Smart Structures and Lightweight Structures
  • New Materials and Environmental Performance Criteria
  • Design with Climate: Daylight, Solar, Water Harvesting, Passive Cooling

Potential resources:

  • Governor’s Chair for Urbanism + Energy Institute for Smart Structures (ISS) Design | Build | Evaluate Initiative
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Required Courses

All courses must meet the approval of Architecture Graduate Studies Chair in order to be counted towards the High Performance Buildings Graduate Certificate. In addition, faculty will be required to approve the use of their course towards the concentration based on fitness of content. Documentation will be kept by the School of Architecture, but it is the student’s responsibility to solicit approval through the advising process.

  • Six credit hours from one of the following: ARCH 586  (6 credit hours), ARCH 590  (6 credit hours), ARCH 598  (6 credit hours), ARCH 599  (6 credit hours)
  • Plus six elective credit hours from one of these courses or similar courses per advising process: ARCH 525  (1-3 credit hours), ARCH 550  (1-3 credit hours), ARCH 552  (1-3 credit hours), ARCH 554  (1-3 credit hours), ARCH 555  (1-3 credit hours)
  • Of the six elective credit hours, up to three credit hours may be from: ARCH 526  (3 credit hours), ARCH 593  (1-9 credit hours)

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