Students develop and hone their skills in project planning, self-discipline, collaboration, creativity, and the design process as they work individually and in diverse groups on multiple design challenges.
ECOSA's core curriculum is based on an interwoven tapestry of 7 “Threads”
Field trips are considered a core part of the program You can expect 3 or 4 out-of-town field trips during each program. Overnight accommodations include sleeping under the stars and group campground cooking.
Your instructors are leaders in the fields of: ecology, open source design, interior design, alternative technologies, urban planning, community design, alternative building systems, biomimicry, sustainability strategies, permaculture, and the patterns of nature, including:
One of the unique aspects of the ECOSA Certificate is project work. Check out our Project Page and read more about the varied and interesting projects accomplished by past ECOSA students.
Project work is your chance to operate in the “real world” with actual clients, budgets and demands. Critical thinking, self-motivation and collaboration are the keys to a successful team as you listen to and assess the client’s needs, develop appropriate strategies and plans, and craft a solid visual and oral presentation.