In recent years, due to global warming and rapid consumption of natural resources and inevitable effect of construction sector in producing all this transformation, ecologic data has been one of the most important factors in formation of architectural design. However, especially in architectural design process dominated by intuitive thinking, students often ignore this data. Therefore, being inspired by sustainable/ecologic approaches, this study aimed to develop a model for the use of generative architecture understanding that can benefit from natural energy sources at maximum level, in architectural design education. We envisaged using generative approaches that remodel the design process and support the designer in this process, rather than the results. In this context, a case study was carried out. The case study aimed to produce formative alternatives and new designs by the generative system. The presence of algorithmic approach the students develop considering ecologic data in design process was tested; theoretical information about ecology-effective design was expected to be applied on concrete architectural projects. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd.