Help Shape Our Future

About the MA Program

You can help shape our future.
We can show you how.


Spring brings with it a new sense of hope, a new chance for regeneration, and a new opportunity to shape the future. It is a wonderful time to let go of the past, imagine what could be, and then take steps to realize a new and better future. This spring, these things are even more meaningful.

What does this mean for you? Are you among those that do not want to go back to the old normal, and believe that this is a unique opportunity for positive change? Are you ready to empower, educate, and equip yourself to shape a new and better future?

If so, we invite you to explore our fully online MA in Sustainable Design program. We’re holding our next free informational webinar next Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 1:00pmCT.

During the webinar, you’ll learn about the program, the courses you’ll take, and how to apply.  You’ll also get to ask one of students questions about why they joined the program, what their experience is like, and what they are doing with what they are learning.

Even if you can’t make the live webinar time, go ahead and register and we’ll send you the recording.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore these FREE resources:

Not sure if this program is a good fit for you and your goals?  It’s a big decision and there’s a lot to consider. Please feel free to contact me and we can set up a time to chat about you and your goals.

Note that applications for Fall 2021 are due June 1!

Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

contact:  [email protected]