Your turn to learn [online]

Take a class!

Over the past two years, many of you have had to move from working in-person to working remotely, and it looks like that may continue for a while. Although some are longing to get back to the office, many have discovered the benefits of working from home. One of those benefits is having more – and more flexible – time.  

As you ponder your New Year’s resolutions for 2022, consider using your bit of extra and/or flexible time to educate, empower, and equip yourself to do your part in making our world more sustainable.  

Our fully online MA in Sustainable Design program offers some of its courses to the public — including you! — via MCAD’s Continuing Education program every semester.  These 15-week courses can be taken for no-credit or for credit, in which case the course can be applied to the MASD program. 

For Spring 2022, the courses available through MCAD’s Continuing Education program are:


In addition, we’re offering our very popular short course:


You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it, and maybe your kids are doing it.  Now it’s your turn to learn [online]!

Registration opens 04 January 2022.  Spring semester courses begin 18 January 2022.

We hope to see you in class!

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]