David has a unique background blending architecture and ecodesign with environmental economics and policy. He has a strong dedication to the belief that positive, often symbiotic, solutions exist to our environmental and economic issues, and looks for ways to apply this approach to design and policy.
He currently runs a multidisciplinary design studio embracing architecture, interiors and product design, including furniture and lighting. The architecture and interiors firm works in a wide range of residential and commercial projects including renovation, interiors and new construction. The design approach emphasizes the transparent inclusion of sustainable/eco design principles within the context of the design needs of the project.
Fire & Water is his furniture and lighting company initially created to produce custom designs for clients over fifteen years ago and since grown to include numerous lines of light fixtures as well as custom and production furniture.
David is an adjunct assistant professor at Parsons the New School for Design, teaching ecodesign in several departments. He is the author of Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide, published by Princeton Architectural Press. He speaks frequently to both professional and lay audiences.
Specialties: contemporary, sustainable (green) design; environmental/economic policy; lighting
Fire & Water, New York, NY, US, Founder, owner
Founder and owner of contemporary decorative lighting company emphasizing energy-efficient light sources and eco-materials. Responsibilities included design and manufacturing as well as sales and PR. Fire & Water’s award-winning lights have been widely featured in both trade and consumer press.
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Adjunct Ass't Professor
Over the course of 20 years, created and developed curricula for undergraduate ecodesign courses in four departments: architecture, product design, design+management, and environmental studies. Participated in committees to develop and implement environmental education.
David Bergman Architect, New York, NY, US, principal
Founder and principal of environmentally-focused architecture and interior design practice devoted to excellent client relationships, individual design solutions tailored to client and project needs, attention to detail and process through and beyond end of project.
Redroof Design, New York, NY, US, Project architect/project manager
Project Architect. Oversaw design, development and construction for high-end projects in an architecture and interiors firm. Responsibilities included design development and execution, meeting with clients and contractors, managing teams, meeting deadlines.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, M.Arch
Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, BA
Double major in architecture and economics