Eric Corey Freed
Eric Corey Freed is principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in San Francisco, with over 15 years of experience in green building.
Eric teaches the Sustainable Design program he developed at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension. He is on the boards of Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), Green Home Guide and West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of nearly a dozen other organizations.
He was the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design. His column at GreenerBuildings.com is syndicated to over a dozen other publications. His quarterly column in Luxe Magazine is seen by thousands around the country. Eric lectures around the country at 40+ conferences a year, and his work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis, Town & Country, Natural Home and Newsweek. He has been seen on television on HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS.
Eric is the author of "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies" (John Wiley & Sons), a best seller with 50,000 copies in print. "Sustainable Schools", his next book, will be released in 2009. “Green Homes, Green Pockets”, his fourth book, will be released in 2010.
organicARCHITECT is considered leaders in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005 and "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7×7 Magazine in 2008.
Re:Visioning The American City (1 AICP CM awarded)
Freed will present Re:Vision Dallas, the first fully sustainable inner city block in the United States. This session will look at how the design community has applied what they call the "unified conceptual framework" to overcome monumental challenges in just a few days’ work. Questions explored include: how can publicly shared best practices from the Dallas project help advance sustainable city planning in Florida? How can cities in Florida accomplish more by collaborating with cities across the country and around the world? What can be done now to initiate sustainable developments that help advance the social imperatives of our urban communities?