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Build Academy is an online learning platform that offers Architecture courses, Real Estate Courses and Sustainable Design Courses. Our courses and programs are suitable for anyone with or without a professional architecture background: students, enthusiasts or industry professionals. Our courses have been created by experts and professors from some of the best universities: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, New York University, Jefferson University, BarcelonaTech, Pratt Institute and more.

Top Sustainability Courses

These two courses explore the context, motivations, frameworks and perspectives necessary to build a deeper understanding of sustainability and to form a solid foundation for sustainable design and put it into practice. A close reading of some key theories will be presented in order to reveal sustainability as a powerful motivation for action towards a sustainable future. A number of frameworks including the Quadruple Bottom Line and Integral Sustainable Design will be studied in order to organize those actions into holistic relationships and put them into practice.

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Top Architecture Courses

In these modern and contemporary architecture courses you will learn the history of architecture through the main building industry trends from 1900 to nowadays: modern movement, Art Déco, Modernism, Brutalism, sustainable architecture and many more. You will also learn about the most iconic buildings of some of the most influential modern and contemporary architects: Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Kengo Kuma, Herzog et De Meuron, Rafael Moneo, Santiago Calatrava and many others.

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Top Real Estate Courses

You will learn how to make professional real estate investment and development decisions. Our courses will teach you the essential financial functions and how to use Excel to analyze income property (3 courses are fully dedicated to the use of Excel for Real Estate analysis). You will also learn the steps for performing Discounted Cash Flow Analysis.

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PROGRAM - Sustainable and Resilient Design

Sustainable Architecture and Design

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This program explores the context, motivations, frameworks and perspectives necessary to build a deeper understanding of sustainability and to form a solid foundation for sustainable design and put it into practice. A close reading of the first and second invisible hands of wealth will be presented in order to reveal sustainability as a powerful motivation for action towards a sustainable future. A number of frameworks including the Quadruple Bottom Line and Integral Sustainable Design will be studied in order to organize those actions into holistic relationships. The program takes a deeper look at the state of energy and environmental systems and their impacts.
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PROGRAM - Real Estate

Real Estate Finance and Investment

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The Real Estate Finance and Investment Program is designed to give you the essential skills you need to evaluate investments in income property – apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings, and hotels. Whether you are an investor, developer, buyer, seller, broker, appraiser, or service provider, you need to know how sophisticated real estate practitioners perform financial analysis to make decisions.
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PROGRAM - Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Modern and Contemporary Architecture

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This online program traces the history of modern and contemporary architecture from the early 20th century until today. We explore the transformation of architecture and cities under the influence of two major forces: the process of modernization and the development of ideology. We discuss the theories, buildings, landscapes and projects, which have significantly impacted architectural culture. Understanding the architecture of the past gives students a focused historical lens through which to consider contemporary architectural problems.
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