The Graduate School offers an immersive educational environment where academic learning is combined with practical experimentation, providing the skills needed to build a more sustainable future.
CAT Stories: Lucy Bird
“The course was greatly informative and covered such a breadth of topics that I really felt like I got to dig into the deeper causes of socio-environmental issues, and understand how the whole societal system linked up. I was grateful for each module that we covered – from the practical (e.g. building, farming) to the conceptual (e.g. economics, behaviour change). The quality of the lecturers and guests was excellent”
What our students say
“I found the assignments thought-provoking, interesting, innovative and certainly challenging.”
“The pattern of week-long intensive lecture and studio time in a residential setting is a great incubator for the in-depth discussion, sharing of information and experiences, and peer-to-peer learning that makes CAT quite unique.”
Studying at CAT is not like studying at any other university. My studies have been positively impacted by the absence of competition and unnecessary pettiness which often occurs in architecture schools. CAT has been a home, a family and the greatest experience I have undertaken up to this moment in time.
As a student on the Sustainability and Adaptation course I was able to use the buildings on site as real case studies, including undertaking air pressure testing and thermal imaging on the Self Build house, undertaking experiments with green roofs, using the workshop for straw bale construction and building a prototype timber frame disaster shelter on site. Being able to witness the load testing of the world’s first rammed earth arch, made by a fellow architecture student, was quite amazing.
M.Arch Sustainable Architecture
Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management
Sustainability and Adaptation
Sustainability and Behaviour Change
Sustainability and Ecology
Sustainable Food and Natural Resources
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