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Virtual Open House

You're invited!

Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design Virtual Open House. October 16th, 2014 at 7:00pm

Learn about the low residency curriculum, our global community, and much more. Details here


    Sustainable Design

    Master of Design Studies

    Students working in MDS Sustainable Design intensive at the Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

    Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design

    Photo by Sam Rosenholtz


    Accepting applications for Spring 2015. Apply today. For more information please contact Admissions at 617-585-0123 or admissions@the-bac.edu

    MDS Alumni Spotlight

    Keith Burrows graduated from the BAC in 2013 with a Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design. More


      Through a distance/ low-residency program that includes brief periods of intensive study in Boston, the BAC's online Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design creates leaders of the green building revolution. In classes with leading practitioners and thinkers in the field, students acquire the technical expertise, leadership skills, and resolve required for the vital work of transforming how we create and occupy our buildings and communities.


      Coursework is grounded in whole systems thinking, a philosophy which holds that the built environment should be designed as a set of interactive systems engaged with the larger systems of nature and society.

      • Hands-on workshops in Boston with leading practitioners immerse students in whole systems thinking.
      • Elective courses in sustainable design theory and history, building design, neighborhood and community planning, construction, and facilities operation give students the chance to refine and focus technical skills.
      • A final capstone project hones leadership skills by engaging students in an independent design or research project...more


      The MDS in Sustainable Design can be completed in four semesters. The program allows some flexibility  in scheduling online electives which may be taken over more semesters to accomodate work schedules...more