Program Overview

The 25-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Architecture is a post-professional graduate certificate focused on the social, ecological, and environmental issues related to resilient, regenerative architecture and the city involving design, technology, public policy, building science, and the environment.

The Graduate Certificate provides working professionals with the opportunity to add expertise and a deeper understanding of architecture’s positive impact on the built environment,   natural systems, and society and to build special skills, knowledge and approaches to advanced   building science, building technologies, and regenerative design practices.

The degree welcomes applications from both research and practice-oriented candidates and will prepare students for careers as sustainability experts in architecture, construction, real estate, and corporate firms, as well as other sustainability roles in the building industry and academia. 


Applicants to the Graduate Certificate degree are reviewed application twice yearly. Please submit all application materials by March 1st to be considered for the fall semester, or by October 1st to be considered for admission in the following spring semester.

We will consider late applications received after these deadlines only on a space-available basis.


  • CityLab-Orlando
  • JaxLab


We will consider late applications received after these deadlines only on a space-available basis.

In addition to the application materials required by UF Graduate School, Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Architecture applicants should send the following items to the School of Architecture using the address provided below.

Portfolio: Applicants should prepare a digital portfolio of previous design studio work, independent projects, and/or related creative work. Applicants who have completed pre-professional degrees and are seeking admission into the Sustainable Architecture program should use your portfolio to demonstrate strength in conceptual design, critical thinking, and understanding of architectural conventions (including plan, section, elevation, three-dimensional diagrams, renderings, physical models, etc.). The portfolio is limited to ten (10) 2-page spreads. The preferred page size is 8 ½” x 11” and the file should be saved as in pdf format small enough to be sent as an email attachment. The portfolio should be emailed to Sheryl McIntosh at


If you have any questions about the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Architecture, please email Nancy Clark, Director Sustainability Degrees, Associate Professor, SoA at

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