Certificate in Regenerative Ecological Design (RE-Design)

Tuition : $6,000 ($25 application fee/$500 non-refundable deposit towards tuition)

LocationField-based Course
Tuition$6,000 ($25 application fee/$500 non-refundable deposit towards tuition)
Required Forms
- Registration Form
- Medical Release
- Participant Agreement
InstructorECOSA Institute Instructors
PrerequesitsApplication with and acceptance by ECOSA Institute

Certificate in Regenerative Ecological Design (RE-Design)


The Ecosa Institute was founded in the belief that a new design philosophy informed by the natural world is critical to the future survival of our species. The design of human environments has always had a transformative impact on human societies and the natural systems on which we depend; the environments we create change the way our societies perceive the world. In 2012 the Ecosa Institute became an officially sponsored program of Prescott College after over 10 years and 20 semesters of collaboration.


The Certificate in Regenerative Ecological (RE-Design) program provides insights into many facets of designing with nature. Students learn how holistic thinking can positively transform our environment and our global community. The semester long immersion program explores many ways in which design can solve the environmental challenges of the 21st century. Architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design and other disciplines are explored that have the potential to create a healthy, just and sustainable world. By synthesizing in addition to analyzing, students begin to treat their designs as evolving whole systems that can contribute to and function within our environments.  Students undertake project concepts for clients with real sites and budgets. This provides students with an understanding of the real constraints they will experience when in their chosen field. The process includes meeting with clients, stakeholders, community members and consultants.


Throughout the semester students take field trips to historic and contemporary sites throughout the Southwest. These trips are integrated into the learning experience to provide a basis of discussion and to place sustainable design into a broader context. Students usually begin the semester with a wilderness experience that reinforces an intimate connection to nature.  Trips to northern, central and southern Arizona often engage with native American community, urban green installations, the Arcosanti project, co-housing communities and other destinations.


Certificate Hours:  282 Instructional/Contact Hours and 180 Studio Hours for a total of 462

Tuition: $25 application fee, $6,000 tuition.  Non-refundable $500 reservation deposit applies toward tuition, $5500 balance due no later than two weeks before classes begin.


Contact Ecosa for Dates!


Note: Applicants must first submit an application to Ecosa Institute before registering. Application is available at Ecosta Institute at Prescott College


For more information:

Website: www.ecosa.org

Phone: 928-541-1002

Email: contact@ecosa.org