Design with nature
The most important client
you’ll ever have
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Enroll for one semester and discover a new world
Learn to use nature as a model, develop and deepen your environmental awareness, and explore the exciting challenge of designing a healthy, just and sustainable world. Join us for our in-depth and experiential Ecological Design Certificate program and discover what it means to design with nature.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO DESIGN FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
One of the unique aspects of the Ecosa Institute Certificate in Ecological Design is that students work on a diverse team and engage with actual clients, real sites and real budgets. Students work on a number of projects each semester, both large and small, that incorporate ecological design principles and also meet client needs.
“The only way to make significant change is through a design revolution”
LEARN FROM the Beauty and ecology of the american southwest
Field trips are a core part of the Ecosa Institute Ecological Design Certificate. Throughout the semester we take field trips to spectacular historic and contemporary sites throughout the Southwest. These trips are integrated into the learning experience to provide a basis for discussion and to place sustainable design into a broader context.
What’s new at Ecosa Institute
By Tony Brown January 2017 What will the future job market look like, and has your education prepared you to adapt to the changes ahead? Many forecasters, such as entrepreneur Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame, are telling us that advances in artificial intelligence...read more
January 4, 2017 -- The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved development for a new Ecosa Institute building in the Granite Dells near Prescott, Arizona. This comes a month after the county's Planning and Zoning commissioners recommended a...read more
PRESS RELEASE: November 4, 2016, Prescott, AZ Trip Leader Turned Trip Taker has New Campus, New Students as Goal By MA Neff - For the last sixteen years, Antony Brown’s road trips have led hundreds of students along cactus-strewn highways, through twists and turns of...read more
Get A Preview of What It's Like to Be A Student at Ecosa Institute!
A few years ago we consulted with homeowner Marie Jones of Flagstaff, AZ to design a house made from shipping containers. We’ve published many of the lessons along with the story of this project in a free e-book, Getting Started With Container House Designs. This e-book offers a little preview into some of the design challenges you might encounter as an Ecosa student. Enjoy!