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 and design, 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.

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


Slide SlideSlideSlideSlideSlideIn 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

As of October 2021 the new SOS home is located Milan!
The new state of the art, a 1000 sqm structure, hosts both SOS and the Milan portion of Mario Cucinella Architects in order to allow for the continuation of the crucial collaborations on research and development of sustainable design between school and firm.

The new headquarters lie in the Risorgimento neighborhood, on the East side of Milan, the historical and contemporary heart and soul of the city, a symbol of Made in Italy design.

An ample façade conceals four levels interconnected through wide galleries on each floor and with a central opening spanning from the bottom floor all the way up to the dominant skylight, at the center of the rooftop terrace.
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