Ex-Archbishop Dr. Onesphore Rwaje, PIASS Council President said that the faculty comes at a critical time where environmental degradation is at its peak.
"We introduced the faculty with the aim of protecting the environment, contributing to the conservation of natural resources and the existing natural environment and repairing environmental degradation where possible."
Construction activities will be completed within 9 months costing an estimated Rwf 1 billion.
Rwaje explained that before launching a faculty, the university council meets and suggests ways the new faculty will benefit the society or contribute to improving the livelihoods of Rwandans."
PIASS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Elisée MUusemakweli said that the architecture of the building will be different from all others.
"In line with our objective of conserving natural resources, the building will be powered with solar energy. We have also allocated space for a botanical garden which will be dedicated to the study and conservation of plants as well as exploring the world’s plant species diversity."
Sebutehe Ange, Huye district mayor commended PIASS dedication towards environmental protection and said the faculty will generate employment opportunities for Rwandans.
"Besides generating jobs, this initiative is in line with the government of Rwanda’s agenda of promoting a knowledge-based economy."
Besides the faculty of Architecture and Green Technology, PIASS offers other programs in education, Development Studies as well as Theology and Religious Studies. The university has two campuses, one in the Taba sector, Huye district and the other in the Rubengera sector, Karongi district.