Eric Corey Freed

Speech Topics:
Green Building for Dummies
The Myth of Sisyphus
Problems & Solutions
Detroit, Dallas & Despotism
The Missed Opportunities In Greening Hospitality
Hidden Lessons From Designing Sustainable Schools
LEED Lessons Learned

Eric Corey Freed is a bestselling author, architect and visionary on sustainability who speaks to more than 40 conferences each year. Freed is an entertaining speaker who mixes comedy with statistics and solutions in showing how better design of the built environment—from buildings to cities—can be an answer to many economic and social problems.

He is principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with nearly 20 years of experience in green building. Freed is also the author of four books, including Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), a best seller with 100,000 copies in print.  His latest books, Sustainable School Architecture and Green$ense for Your Home were released in 2010.

Freed co-developed 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 GreenerBuildings.com, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. Freed lectures around the country at more than 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 Freed was just 25 years old, noted architect and critic Philip Johnson described him as “one of the real brains of his generation.” Today, Freed continues the tradition of “Organic Architecture,” first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Freed has been named by San Francisco Magazine as “Best Green Architect” in 2005 and “Best Visionary” in 2007; and “Green Visionary” by 7x7 Magazine in 2008.

He travels from San Francisco or Palm Springs, California.

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