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Is there anyone here who applied to the MDesS Sustainable Design program at the GSD?
Am thinking of applying for next fall and am wondering what type of architectural background / experience would be helpful.
What are they looking for in a potential student?
Am in my last year of B. Arch at CMU, we have a good grad. program, but am thinking of being somewhere else other than Pittsburgh for the past 5 years!
Well I'm actually pretty much in the same situation. I've heard that the program accepts many non-architects and is thus diverse in that sense.
But for the sustainable concentration you would probably need to have a background more oriented to environmental design, any projects where you carried out simulations etc. As for what they look for in a student-well I'm guessing Harvard standards apply here!
Like I said I'm thinking it over too is sorry if I'm not much help :)
I would also be interested in knowing how much design is integrated in the program-I guess that would tell you the importance of your portfolio.