Photorealistic rendering of an urban plaza with modern wooden buildings, greenery and people
Degree programme

Sustainable Architecture

Reimagining the built environment to create a more sustainable future

Are you a creative designer and critical thinker with a passion for architecture and creating a better world? In the Sustainable Architecture Master’s Programme we reimagine the built environment to better answer to the diverse societal, cultural and environmental challenges the world is facing. You will do this together with other students, architects and researchers in a vivid social community. Join us in building a more sustainable future!

Sustainable development at the core

We integrate sustainability thinking and wellbeing into design. A major theme is the relationship between the built and natural environment. In the heart of the studies is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11, “Sustainable Cities and Communities”. Moreover, the programme covers several other UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which you will study through theory, lectures and readings, and explore in your coursework.

 

Latest knowledge and extended reality combined with real-life projects

We offer cutting edge knowledge about sustainability at the urban and building scale, explored both in theory and design, and delivered by our research active staff. Moreover, we have just opened an Extended Virtual Architecture -laboratory (EVA Lab) with top-notch XR-devices equivalent to human eye resolution. This offers our students completely new possibilities for experiencing and learning about architectural design in the 3D-world. During your studies, you will also gain valuable insight and experience by participating in inspiring real-life projects.

 

Plenty of career possibilities

Our programme provides you with a broad understanding of the fundamentals of architecture on which to build your expertise. The degree confers eligibility to work as an architect in Finland, the EU and other countries abroad, although access to the profession may entail training, an internship or an examination, depending on local regulations.

You might also choose to build your career in research, as a city and urban planner, policy-maker or consultant, to name some examples. Our students have excellent employability after studies.

 

Join our dynamic community of students, architects, teachers and researchers!

The School of Architecture in Tampere enjoys an outstanding reputation and attracts students from all over the world. We encourage our students to a critical and self-reflective mindset in dialogue with other students, architects and researchers. This creates a hub for design and creative thinking where we encourage each other and create positive impact. Consequently, our students make up a vivid social community organizing a lot of informal activities and happenings in their own guild room as well as elsewhere in the campus.

Banner image by graduated student Takahiro Minamino, master's thesis "The Urban Farmhouse: Combination of Architecture and Agriculture"

Photorealistic rendering of modern apartment buildings in winter landscape
Competition winning Lumipuu -design by Aleksi Kraama and Eero Kuokkanen, developed during the 1st year master’s degree course Architectural Design V, focusing on societally responsive housing design.