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Department of Design, Graduate School of Design Environmental
Design Course

This course focuses on architecture, cities, regions,
and landscapes and provides high-level research
and creative design practice.

Course Overview

This course focuses on architecture, cities, regions, and landscapes and provides high-level research and creative design practice.

Conducting high-level research and creative design practice, focusing mainly on the environment surrounding people, namely architecture, cities, regions, and landscapes.

Students will learn to realize a more pros­perous environmental design by addressing various problems that have become apparent in the present age while keeping in mind the spatial and temporal expansion and diversity of society and fundamentally considering the relationship between humans and the environment. The course also includes the contents recognized as an international architectural education curriculum (Global Architect Program).

This course aims to develop human resources with the following comprehensive research and design capabilities.

  1. Develop the ability to evaluate the value of various environments and support an international network of environmental design through practical education in Japan and overseas.
  2. Acquire the expertise to design sustainable architecture, landscapes, and social systems to evaluate the value of the environment, pass on to the future, and contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the environment.
  3. Learn the process of realizing safety, health, functionality, and comfort that enables sustainable design based on the relationship between humans and the environment, and be able to support environmental design based on technical aspects with spatial harmony and a temporal perspective.

Global Architect Program

This program develops talents with comprehensive design ability with engineering and cultural arts knowledge on architecture and environmental design. Together with the completion of the Architect Program in the School of Design, it is one of the few programs in Japan to be accredited as an international architectural education program based on the “UNESCO-UIA Charter for Architectural Education”.
Accredited by UNESCO-UIA Validation Council

Faculty Members

Faculty members in Graduate School of Design

Faculty members in Environmental Design Course Environmental Design Course
Environmental Design
Name Position Field of Specialization
KANEKIYO Hiroyuki Professor Landscape Management, Landscape Planning and Design
OI Naoyuki Professor Urban and Building Environment, Environmental Psychology
TANI Masakazu Professor Environmental Anthropology
TANOUE Kenichi Professor Architectural Planning and Design
UKAI Tetsuya Professor Architectural Design, Urban Design
ASAHIRO Kazuo Associate Professor Environmental Conservation and Restoration
FUKUSHIMA Ayako Associate Professor Heritage Studies
HAYABUCHI Yuriko Associate Professor Environmental Engineering
INOUE Tomo Associate Professor Planning of Building Construction, Management and Organization of Building Process
KATO Yuki Associate Professor History of Japanese Architecture
TAKATORI Chika Associate Professor Landscape Ecology
YOSHIOKA Tomokazu Associate Professor Structural Engineering
IMASAKA Tomoko Lecturer Environmental Chemistry
TSUCHIYA Jun Lecturer Building Materials, Finishing Materials, Landscape Materials
IWAMOTO Masaaki Assistant Professor Architectural Design
KAWAMOTO Youichi Assistant Professor Urban Environment
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Student Works

Career

Our goal is to develop human resources with comprehensive research and design skills to be leaders in designing a better environment in the future.

Main Enployers
Research positions in universities, research institutes, museums, etc.; administrative positions in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, cultural promotion, environmental policy, etc.; planners in community development, village revitalization, etc.; managers in heritage protection, heritage restoration, etc.; designers in architecture, landscape architecture, landscaping, etc.; engineers in architecture, landscape architecture, etc.

Alumni Messages

Contribute to environmentally friendly infrastructure development

Contribute to environmentally friendly infrastructure development

class of 2009

KUBOTA Jumpei

West Japan Engineering Consultants, Inc.

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From design that solves social issues to designs that propose value for society

From design that solves social issues to designs that propose value for society

class of 2009

HARAGUCHI Yui

CEO of YOUI, Inc.,

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