Master of High Performance Buildings

The Master of High Performance Buildings degree––offered jointly by the College of Architecture and Armour College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering––is a post-professional program for individuals seeking the skills necessary to create design-driven, technologically innovative sustainable buildings.

Illinois Institute of Technology is located in Chicago, long one of the world’s foremost hubs of architecture and engineering. We perfected long-span construction here and birthed the supertall tower––we know what it means to build. Students benefit from this legacy of continuous invention, supplemented by immersive study with leading architects and engineers.

From new construction to energy-efficient retrofits, the program emphasizes mastery of cutting-edge building technologies in a hands-on setting, as well as an integrated approach to design practice that seamlessly blends building science, energy efficiency, and advanced l systems integration to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings.