Graduate School of the Environment

New Skills for a New Future

Featured Video: Welcome to the Graduate School of the Environment at CAT

Featured Video: Studying at CAT

Watch a short film directed and edited by Dylan Byrne exploring the student experience at the Centre for Alternative Technology, with interviews from students and tutors including Hugh Piggot, a wind energy specialist. The video gives an idea of what it is like studying on all of the postgraduate courses at CAT. 

The Story of Architecture at CAT

CAT Architect and Professional Diploma in Architecture tutor Pat Borer on the story of buildings at CAT, including straw bale, rammed earth, hemp and lime, timber frame and more.

Architecture Part II Summer School 2012

A short film on the 2012 summer school sanctuary project produced by Professional Diploma in Architecture.

Architecture Part II Summer School 2017

Architecture students designed and built a beautiful stone circle as part of our 2017 summer school. The summer school is a chance to work with master craftspeople to gain experience in different materials and methods - in this case Stonemason Tom Griffiths.

 

Architecture Part II Summer School 2011

CAT architecture students built a beautiful bird hide on the 2011 summer school. The structure went on to be shortlisted for the Architects' Journal Small Projects Award. This short film produced by the students shows the construction phase.

Student Interview: Nick

Interview with Nick, produced by Dylan

Practical Modules: Natural Plasters

Part of a series of short videos made by a previous volunteer at CAT showing some of the materials and techniques studied during the practical modules on the Professional Diploma in Architecture and Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies courses at CAT.

Student Interview: Reuben

Hemp Earth

Part of a series of short videos made by a previous volunteer at CAT showing some of the materials and techniques studied during the practical modules on the Professional Diploma in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies courses and the MSc Sustainability and Adaptation (and the built environment) course at CAT.

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 Student Interview: Lorenza

Practical Modules: Hemp and Lime

Part of a series of short videos made by a previous volunteer at CAT showing some of the materials and techniques studied during the practical modules on the Professional Diploma in Architecture and Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies courses at CAT.

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Architecture Part II Programme

Trish Andrews talks about studying at CAT and the Professional Diploma in Architecture programme.

Ashden Awards film about CAT

Watch the short film made about CAT for the Ashden Awards here

Environmental Politics and Economics

During a module on Environmental Politics and Economics, Aubrey Meyer launches a new tool to help model the impact of allowing different countries different size carbon budgets. The aim of the tool is to aid international negotiations for a global agreement on climate change, based on the principle of contraction and convergence.

Architecture Part II Summer School 2010

A documentary of the Professional Diploma in Architecture 2010 Summer School timber frame project in the CAT Woodland.