SOS | School of Sustainability


by Mario Cucinella Architects
SOS is…

  • a professional school for young professionals, integrating education, research and practice.
  • a comprehensive program, combining principles with a practice-based approach.
  • a training opportunity distinguished by its main focus on the application of sustainable architecture, from urban to product scale, from developing to advanced communities.

SOS aims to...

  • provide the highest quality practice-based experience to the next generation of professionals.
  • serve as a nexus for the exchange of knowledge in the building industry and the community.
  • develop a culture of responsible and sustainable design methods, processes and practices.
This is the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year prospectus. Certain program structure changes will be put into place for the 2022- 2023 Academic Year.

SOS - Master's Program

SOS School of Sustainability’s Master’s in Sustainable Design is a Post Graduate program that seeks to reinvent the professional figures of architects and designers.

Founded in 2015 in Bologna, the SOS Master's Program strives to bring together the knowledge, competencies and skills that Mario Cucinella Architects has acquired over more than twenty-five years of professional practice in the global context, with the expertise of our partners in the fields of education, industry and research.

Through its new approach and a visionary strategy the 9 month program is conceived as an “Academy of Practice”, where students learn how to work by doing research and are overall prepared to tackle the environmental issues that are emerging globally.

Languge: English

Type: Full-time

Intake: October 2022

Length: 9 months

Place: Milan, Italy


SlideFoundations of Sustainability SlideDesign for Circular Economy
SlideEnvironmental Design SlideGreen Building Management SlideDigital and Parametric Design SlideHealthy Materials and Sustainable Products
In order to meet the needs of a wide range of students and professionals, the educational format has been re-organized according to a modular structure that facilitates multiple opportunities for access to the program. It is in fact possible to take individual modules, with durations ranging from one to eight weeks. Single courses Find out more

Professional Workshops in sustainability

Throughout the course of the year SOS organizes workshops for students interested in learning more about our school and our mission of creating a community for the sharing of knowledge and for working toward a more sustainable future.

During these day-long sessions SOS tackle some of the main topics of our academic offering by bringing the theoretical and the practical together.
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