DISTANCE LEARNING AND ONSITE STUDENTS
To SFIA and Fred Stitt, an amazing program and advisor,
whose support, guidance, and specialized degree program
allowed me to explore new aspects of myself and sustainability.
This program allowed me to be so much more than just a
student; it allowed me to find a new passion in my life and
open new potential futures for myself.
Nancy Zikmanis, Green MBA, SFIA.
I'm enjoying the text and gaining insights that I can put into use
with each chapter. You've done a really nice job of selecting relevant
text, and I'm torn between wanting to dive in deeply with each and the
need to keep moving forward. Please know that every single one of the
books and my notes will stay with me for a long, long, time, and I am
sharing them with my team as well. My responses may not always reflect
fully everything I am gaining, but I promise I'm getting "it," and the
process is making me a better leader and manager.
Thank you for all of your support and guidance thus far; I am
so happy to have chosen this MBA program, I cannot tell you how much
I have already learned and grown from this experience.
Thank you for putting together a program that has been very useful and
productive for me. I know that I have gotten a tremendous amount out
of my work to this point. I think that the way the courses have
been divided up is effective, and the textbooks selected all work very
well together. . . . I am grateful for the knowledge I have gained and
for the passion that I have felt for the subject matter along the way.
J.K., Green MBA
I am grateful to SFIA for what I have learned there. It has changed my
life. It has opened my mind and expanded my social networking circle.
SFIA teachers have inspired me and encouraged me to go farther and dig
deeper. I appreciate the organic nature of the organization and
dedication that the staff and students have toward education. Fred's
connections to the community and architectural circles provided
opportunity for me and opened a door at Skillful Means for me. I have
learned even more about natural building, which was in line with what
I was learning at SFIA. It has been a blessing to me, and I am excited
to receive my diploma, which marks not an end, but a new beginning.
Kelly Walter, MA Architecture
SFIA is an excellent school that teaches the practices of sustainable
architecture and design. The school's director, Fred Stitt, does a
great job coordinating classes and providing the class with resources
needed to further their education in green design. For those wanting
to begin to learn about sustainable design or need a refresher in
practices and information, I highly recommend this school. The tuition
is definitely reasonable for what you get from the classes.
Jason Martell, BA Sustainable Architecture and Design
Fred Stitt brings it "down to earth" from "ivory tower" thinking to a
practical approach immediately applicable to the practicing
architect/engineer. In that respect, Fred clearly succeeded in
his objective to "present, clarify and integrate the best and
latest in ecological design technology."
Prathima A. Rao
I am eager to utilize the valuable education and hopefully enter this
new green industry as it gains continuous momentum in all business
I remain very excited about the program and the information being
provided. As well, I tell contemporaries about the program and
encourage them to contact you with their inquires. It's a great deal
and even better chance to support our profession and ideals that are
so important in our world today . . . thanks so much.
The program has been a wonderful way to learn and expand on my
existing knowledge of the construction industry, and I look forward to
bringing this information to the real world via current employment.
GREEN DESIGN STUDIO WORKSHOP STUDENTS
Thank you so much for providing this amazing experience and
opportunity to learn, with such a huge amount of freedom and
exploration. This has been the experience of a lifetime!
Definitely one of the best experiences I've had in my life!
This is amazing! I have never had a learning experience like this before.
Thank you for offering this priceless opportunity that has changed my
life and will forever influence my aesthetic capabilities.
I haven't been this excited about learning, ever.
I have seen much more than I could ever have expected. My experience
will guide me for the rest of my architectural career.