Green Festival Speakers
Eric Cory Freed
Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with nearly 20 years of experience in green building. Eric codeveloped the Sustainable Design programs 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. He is a regular contributor for Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. 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 Fox News, HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS. When Eric was just 25 years old, noted architect and critic Philip Johnson described him as one of the real brains of his generation. Today, Eric continues the tradition of Organic Architecture, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He is a founding board member and current Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and sits on the Sustainability Commission of the City of Palm Desert. He has received awards from several Mayors, and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country. Eric is the author of four books, including Green Building ; Remodeling for Dummies, a best seller with over 100,000 copies in print. His latest books, Sustainable School Architecture and Green$ense for your Home were just released in 2010. Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine Best Green Architect in 2005 and Best Visionary in 2007; and Green Visionary by 7x7 Magazine in 2008.