Green Job Sector: Community Development Architecture


Green Job Sector: Community Development Architecture




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November 18, 2020 - 1:01am

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Slide Created By Gerald Lee

To build the wonderful green cities, and especially in Greensburg, the cities need to hire what are known as Green Architects. Also known as Sustainable Architects or Green Planners, their job is to make building designs that will minimize health hazards to the environment and to human life. There are many beautiful designs already in the world today, not just in Greensburg. UCI even has some LEED Platinum Buildings. (UCI Sustainability)


This job requires at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. It is encouraged to aim for a Master’s in Architecture for higher positions. Technical skills required include use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, while soft skills include excellent organization and a creative mindset. In addition to these requirements, U.S. States usually require a license specific to the state. Remember to check the state requirements. 


Finally, obtainment of the Green Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) or certification as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate will be required. This can be achieved by participating in LEED-registered projects/industry, and/or completed LEED training and exam (


Architecture organizations such as Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and USGBC are great places to begin looking for opportunities to get involved in Green Architecture. In addition, UCI Sustainability offers some Student Opportunities


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Gerald Lee, "Green Job Sector: Community Development Architecture", contributed by Gerald Lee, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 18 November 2020, accessed 18 May 2021.