Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, educator and visionary with a long and distinguished career. His award-winning architecture and planning projects span over a 35 year period, each employing a cutting-edge environmental approach to design. Most recently, Mr. Mazria has reshaped the national and international dialogue on climate change to incorporate building design and the “Building Sector.” He is the founder of Architecture 2030, an innovative and flexible research organization focused on rapidly transforming the U.S. and global Building Sectors from the major energy consumer and contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the global warming, energy and economic crises. Architecture 2030 developed and issued the 2030 Challenge, a measured and achievable strategy to dramatically reduce global GHG emissions and fossil fuel consumption by the year 2030.
Mr. Mazria speaks nationally and internationally on the subjects of architecture, design, energy and climate change and has taught architecture at several universities including the University of New Mexico, University of Oregon and UCLA. His numerous awards include AIA Design Awards, AIA Design Innovation Award, American Planning Association Award, Department of Energy Awards, “Pioneer Award” from the American Solar Energy Society, first recipient of the Equinox Award presented on the 50th anniversary of construction of the world’s first commercial solar building, a 2008 National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation and the first 2010 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership. Most recently, he has been ranked second among the nation’s leading role models for green and sustainable design by the 2010 Design Intelligence Survey. He is a fellow of the Design Futures Council.
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