The Minor

Students may earn a minor in architecture by participating in the Yestermorrow-UMass Semester in Sustainable Design/Build. This full-immersion, credit-bearing semester in green building and design complements architecture, building science, engineering, and environmental design majors and offers students the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary, whole-systems thinking while developing fundamental technical skills in architecture and construction.

Yestermorrow Design/Build School is located in Waitsfield, VT.  No previous architecture or construction experience is necessary; the only prerequisite is self-motivation.


All courses are 3 credits

ARCH 597CS - Special Topics, Design & Communication Studio II
ARCH 597DC - Special Topics, Design & Communication Studio I
ARCH 597SB - Special Topics, Sustainable Building Systems
ARCH 597SD - Special Topics, Sustainable Design
ARCH 598V - Practicum, Yestermorrow

Minor Contact and Advising

Students interested in the Yestermorrow-UMass Semester in Sustainable Design/Build should apply directly to that program in the fall semester. Additional information can be found at