Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Eric Corey Freed | organicARCHITECT

I had the pleasure of going to a lecture by Eric Corey Freed yesterday as a part of the USGBC Idaho Chapter Monthly Meeting. Eric is a is Executive Director of Urban Re:Vision and Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in SanFrancisco. Eric also teaches the Sustainable Design program at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension. He is on several different design advisory boards, and has authored Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies. He has also contributed to many publications such as Metropolitan Home and Luxe.

His lecture ‘Detroit, Dallas & Despotism: a 3D view of Sustainability’ showed how the decline of a city, "Detroit" can have a positive up-rising. By the example of using vacant land in the city to produce food through gardens. He explained how he organizes groups of people involved in the framework of various cities through Urban Re:Vision, and together they come up with a green multi-use building or park area idea to connect the city. Their idea is then developed by designers as part of a design competition.

Eric has a very creative way of showing off his work, processes, and statistics... with a bit of humor. Check out his dates for future events here, and the organicArchtect blog. Below is a video on the Urban Re:Vision Process.

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