The Role of Sustainable Education in the Process of Architectural Design

By Mohammad Mehdi Ghiai.

Published by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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According to the recent research, biosphere destructive effects and climate changes caused by worldwide uncontrolled growth and development in exploitation of natural environment, as a result, it is essential to limit or restrict the use of non-renewable natural resources such as soil, wind, sun and so on. The idea of reducing the destruction is necessary in sustainable architecture. Construction as the major indicator of development is to achieve the objectives of sustainable development, additionally education as the basis of architectural designing have to be associated with sustainable principles. In the field of architectural design as the basis of construction activities, sustainable architecture principals are introduced and classified, which after that the affect of sustainable thinking on the process of architectural design is analyzed. Altogether, it would be utterly beneficial if we considered sustainability in educational proposes. In order to recognize the different aspects of sustainable architecture education in the research, some university programs in this regard are comparatively analyzed. By educating the architects, they will be able to apply the process of design for sustainable architecture. Finally, sustainable thinking can be well recognized in the whole layers and steps of architectural design process.

Keywords: Climate Change, Education, Sustainable Development, Design Process, Architectural Design

International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.149-160. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.850MB).

Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Ghiai

Member of Scientific Board, Institute of Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Rey Branch, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

My full name is Mohammad Mehdi Ghiai. I was born in Tehran-Iran in 1982. I have got a B.Sc in the field of Architecture from Iran University of Science & Technology, which is one of the most reputable universities in Iran and a M.Sc of architecture from University of Arts. I have completed my thesis entitled “Iranian Architectural Research Center”. Due to the studies done and gaining the necessary information for designing. I am currently a PHD student in the field of architecture with focus on “Sustainable Architecture” at Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Branch and also a Member of Scientific Board, Institute of Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Rey City Branch.

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