Empowering students to integrate Performance-Based Design
into their design process

How it Works
Are you an Educator?

You provide information on how you would like to integrate Sefaira into an architectural design studio and/or engineering-building science course at your accredited educational institution.

Students and instructors will get free access to Sefaira for the duration of the course under the SEP.

You will have access to live training via our biweekly Sefaira Webinar and Office Hours.

Are you a Student?

We do not currently support individual student licenses. Sefaira education licenses must be used by students participating in the courses where Sefaira is integrated into the curriculum.

If you’re a student and you think this would be useful on your course, share this page with the relevant lecturer or course director to get the conversation started.

Things to Note
  • Academic licenses cannot be used for commercial purposes. All academic licenses must provide their university domain email as their Sefaira username.
  • We reserve the right to update our software at any time, and some of the upgrades will require our users to download new versions of our plugins. This may present an issue for students when using the School’s computer laboratories for access to Sefaira if updates on those computers are not completed within three days of the update. We strongly recommend that students use personal computers or laptops so they can download the latest version of our software at will.
  • Schools agree to be listed as an SEP participant and to the placement of the School’s logo on Sefaira’s website and other related SEP marketing material.
  • The program provides access to:
    Sefaira Architecture Sefaira Systems
  • Our goal is to empower students to integrate Performance- Based Design into their process. To enable this we provide training to course leaders via our Sefaira Webinar and Office Hours for both Architecture and Systems..
  • The Sefaira team will train course instructors to be self- sufficient both with on-boarding student users, and providing them with frontline ongoing support*, thereby ensuring a successful course-wide roll out.
  • *Technical support under the SEP will be provided by Sefaira directly to named course instructors.
  • Useful Links
    Resources Page
    (For blog posts & case studies)
    Sefaira Learning Website
    (Performance-Based Design 101)
    Sefaira Knowledge Base
    (Detailed help and analysis guidance)
    Sefaira Videos
    (For training & informative webinars)
  • Project questions (i.e. homework issues)
  • Visit the Sefaira Knowledge Base. For more detailed questions about your coursework, speak to your instructor.

  • Password Reset
  • Reset your password here.

  • Disabled Account
  • Speak with your instructor as they are the admin for your school’s SEP account and may disable accounts as part of end-of-semester account maintenance.

  • Trouble running analysis
  • Visit the Sefaira Knowledge Base Common Issues page. If the issue persists, have your course instructor email Sefaira Support with a screen grab of the error message or your model.