Hubris or Humility?

About the MA Program

What are you choosing to use your highly evolved brain to do?

Many students who join the MA in Sustainable Design (MASD) program start their careers as practitioners and producers, designers and decision-makers, managers and makers — only to realize that their enthusiasm, creativity, and hard work are making the world a worse place. It can be a devastating realization.  Thankfully, our students are forward-thinkers and each has chosen to learn how to use their creative energies to make the world a better place. Working by day and studying evenings and weekends, MASD students gain knowledge, skills, and understanding into the fundamentals and practice of sustainable design, systems thinking, collaborative design, biomimicry, leadership, and business. They leverage their passions and insights to pursue an independent thesis project. They leave empowered and equipped to use their highly evolved brains to serve humanity.

What path are you choosing to follow, and to lead the rest of humanity?
Interested in learning how you might follow the path taken by our MASD students?
Please join our free informational webinar tonight (27March2018)!  Register here.


This post is a modification of post by Denise DeLuca from the BCI blog.

Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program and 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, a consultant 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 ground water interactions. Denise is based in Montana.

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