Building Sciences

Receive a Comprehensive & Diverse Educational Experience in Building Sciences

Prepare for a variety of careers within the residential, commercial, industrial, performance, and design fields of the building industry. Coursework emphasizes energy efficiency, sustainable design, construction processes and innovative materials using applied learning techniques and the most current computer software, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), which is applied to building design, estimating, engineering and scheduling.

The diverse faculty includes registered professionals, such as engineers, architects, and general contractors with many years of design and construction experience, as well as researchers in materials science and building performance.

Building Science Program News

STBE

STBE to Hire Two Building Science Tenure Track Positions

The Building Sciences Program in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE) at Appalachian State University is pleased ...

Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Applicants 2019

NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Winners of the ninth annual Sigmon Memorial Scholarship were announced on 09 October after a closed jury review of masonry design proposals in the Kat...

Students meeting with David Horn, Chief Volunteer Officer at Unity Park and Community Gardens

Studio III Begins Sponsored Project at Unity Park and Community Gardens

Students in TEC 4738 Architectural Design Studio III have begun work with the City of Lenoir (NC) and a group of master gardeners to develop a program...

Computer Requirements

laptopAll programs in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are computer intensive. Currently, students are requested to have a laptop computer for each of the programs and some programs require the laptop. Learn more