Algonquin College

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Green Architecture

Algonquin College

Faculty:Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Architecture and Related Services, Other
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,672
International: $16,258


Pursue a career that makes our built environment more sustainable.

The one-year Green Architecture Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, gives you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to stay up-to-date on sustainable building design strategies. The field of green architecture is heavily expanding. This program complements your knowledge of building design, technology and construction with a range of design strategies that reduce our ecological footprint.

Learn how to design buildings that are healthy and liveable while being environmentally responsible. Some design strategies learned in this program are sustainable site development, managing material resources, and conservation of energy and water. Study sustainable practices that help make the world a more eco-friendly place.

During the program, you complete Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) courses and workshops. These help prepare you to write the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA) exam toward the LEED (GA) credential. (You are responsible to arrange and pay for the exam separately if you so choose.) Doing so gives you an added credential that many employers are seeking. The program also provides opportunities for you to participate in student design competitions, design charrettes or client projects that challenge your knowledge and experience.

In your final term, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a sustainable design project. Once completed, you present your project to a panel of sustainable design professionals.

Graduates are able to evaluate and analyze current practices in building design, and are well positioned to be considered for significant roles working on sustainable projects. Graduates have the opportunity to be employed in a number of fields.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology OR Ontario College Diploma in Architectural Technician, Building Construction Technician or Building Engineering Technology OR Post-secondary degree in Architecture or Interior Design.

    This is an applied program that builds on knowledge and skills learned in previous studies or in the workplace. Applicants without the required diploma or degree may be considered on an individual basis.

    Applicants should have the following skills and knowledge:

    • Architectural building design fundamentals (site planning, floor planning, massing, and working with a building program).
    • Architectural drawing skills, both by hand and using Architectural computer software such as AutoCAD and Revit Architecture.
    • Fundamental knowledge of building science, materials, technology and systems (architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical).
    • Fundamental knowledge of building codes and regulations.

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
    Application Notes : Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Portfolio
    Applicants are required to submit a resume and a portfolio of their Architectural work (in PDF format) that demonstrate the required knowledge and skills. These documents can include work experience, drawings, photos, projects, reports, etc. If an applicant is weaker in one or two of the four areas noted above, they may still be considered for the program, but a review of their work, skills and experience is necessary before a final decision is made.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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