Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) at SUTD has been conceived to serve the emerging critical needs of a world in transition and a profession evermore engaged with the evolution of business, technology, and socioeconomic institutions worldwide. ASD at SUTD distinguishes itself by equally focusing on the immediate present and future need of architecture and on a traditional course framework that concentrates on technological innovation, design creativity and cultural sensitivity. ASD students will be exposed to real estate valuations, finance, environmental studies, computer-aided design and construction, and information and parametric model building. Students will also be afforded plenty of opportunity to confront global problems such as energy and resources, changing manufacturing norms, structural shifts in demographic and economic frameworks, etc.