Design with nature
The most important client
you’ll ever have
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” -Buckminster Fuller
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 and Laura Kasper Our Design with Nature approach builds upon the theories of “green architecture,” “sustainable design” and “urban ecology.” Design with Nature incorporates ways to integrate and honor natural environments while still providing for...read more
Design With Nature is coming to life in Ecosa Institute’s Ecological Design Program and its 65 acres of newly-acquired land in Prescott’s stunning Granite Dells. With a rich ecology, varied terrain and abundant wildlife, the site provides invaluable opportunities for...read more
PRESS RELEASE, 30 January 2015 ECOSA INSTITUTE RECEIVES $4 MILLION GIFT Ecosa Institute, a Prescott, Arizona non-profit educational organization, has received a $4 million gift designated for a 65 acre land purchase in the Granite Dells area. It also provides seed...read more
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