Principal of San Francisco, California-based organicARCHITECT, Eric Corey Freed will speak on the Power Panel for "Sustainability & Going Green" March 14, 2007, at HOME·X 2007 Homebuilder Summit & Expo.
A founding board member of the San Francisco Design Museum, Freed served as chair of architecture from 2002 to 2005, where he developed weekly evening lecture series and hands-on workshops for corresponding exhibits. Consulted as the LEED Accredited Professional for five LEED Silver Rating green buildings, Freed has shared his keen insight and dynamic approach to design with his industry colleagues as a lecturer for the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco’s Harvard Club, the Industrial Designers Society of Los Angeles, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Users Group, several AIA chapters, the University of San Francisco and more.
"I firmly believe that a building should follow three simple principles: that it be individual so that a unique design is created for each unique client; that it be ecological so that we take responsibility for the materials and systems we place into the building to protect our natural resources; and finally, that it be organic such that the design grows based on the needs and functions of the site and program," says Freed. "I am continuing the tradition of Organic Architecture founded by Frank Lloyd Wright. Each project is a new set of issues and problems to solve. Each project has its special challenges."
Co-founder of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design, Freed is an adjunct professor of both the Academy of Art University and the University of California Berkeley and was awarded San Francisco magazine’s Best Green Architect award in 2005.
Go Green or Go Home Industry leaders in the fields of residential building, land development, architecture, engineering, interior design and planning will gather at HOME·X 2007 for a riveting three-day summit during which they will tackle the most pressing issues affecting all realms of housing today. Topping the list is the importance of cutting-edge green building practices and innovations, as well as the international need for highly livable, truly sustainable communities. Topics to be covered in the HOME·X 2007 summit tract entitled "Sustainability & Growing Green" include:• Why Go Green? The Market, the Environment and Profits in 2007 • Energy Savings & Efficiencies from the Experts • Sustainable Architecture, Structure & Design • Lessons Learned — What Sells and What Doesn’t in a Buyer’s Market
For more information, visit www.organicarchitect.com. To register for HOME·X 2007, where you will here the latest words of wisdom from this inspiring industry luminary, please visit www.homex2007.com/register.