The Sustainable Design Program explores and applies design theories, concepts, principles, and approaches to enhance understandings regarding the sustainability of a wide range of human derived and natural systems. Using the campus as a living learning laboratory, and drawing upon diverse design disciplines and traditions, projects in this area investigate multiple, interrelated themes such as material cycles, energy, landscapes, built environment, and sustainability metrics/assessment. The program emphasizes design collaborations among students, faculty and staff, toward the realization of sustainable design projects that serve simultaneously as tools for ongoing research, teaching and learning.