Nothing in architecture combines attributes of performance and appearance as does the building skin. As the nexus of myriad, often competing, variables, the façade system is the linchpin to resilience and sustainability pursuits in buildings and urban habitat. This certificate program empowers students in their academic and professional pursuits, opens doors for the young practitioner, and provides a foundation for excellence that can be built upon over the course of a career.
The Graduate Certiﬁcate program in Building Façade Art Science and Technology is designed to provide students with the deep knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the increasingly technical ﬁeld of façade system design, fabrication, delivery and operation. Study areas include design, fabrication and construction processes, an expanding materials palette, energy and carbon performance, resilience and sustainability considerations, health, comfort and wellness attributes, computational analytics and digital workflows and the aesthetics of the building skin.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate Program in Building Façade Art Science and Technology who are currently enrolled in a master’s program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA only need to submit the appropriate paperwork to add the certiﬁcate program, which may be obtained from the student services adviser.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate Program in Building Façade Art Science and Technology who are not matriculated in a master’s-level program at USC must submit a formal application for admission to the certiﬁcate program, provide transcripts of all college work, a résumé and one letter of recommendation.
The Graduate Certificate Program in Building Façade Art Science and Technology requires a minimum of 14 units.