THE DESIGN STUDIO is where the architectural action is. There are many ways for a building to obtain green status. This may be done formally via a rating system or informally through a focus on superior performance. It is possible for a green building to do well primarily as a result of active strategies implemented by a consulting engineer. Such strategies are typically implemented during design development and have little impact on building form or orientation. It is also possible to produce a green building primarily as a result of passive (i.e., architectural) systems that are incorporated during conceptual and schematic design. Although the end environmental result of these two approaches may be equivalent, the method of getting there is definitely not. The difference is the architectural design process. And architectural design—in school or in practice—with all its attendant culture (good or bad) occurs within the studio setting.