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 well-being into the design. A major theme is a relationship between the built and natural environment. At the heart of the studies is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11, “Sustainable Cities and Communities”. Moreover, the program 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, our school includes 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 program 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 their 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 have 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 a 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 on campus.
Banner image by graduated student Takahiro Minamino, master's thesis "The Urban Farmhouse: Combination of Architecture and Agriculture"