Peter Zellner comes to Archinect's Dry Futures jury with a diverse architectural background, having worked for large, infrastructurally-minded firms like AECOM, while previously designing smaller-scale art spaces under his own firm, ZELLNERPLUS. In September of 2015, Peter will launch ZNc Architects with partner Paul Naecker. ZNc is a nimble, LEED accredited and NCARB certified architecture firm located in the LA Arts District.
We recently interviewed Peter at length on an episode of Archinect Sessions (listen here). Based in Los Angeles, Peter has seen the drought progress and intensify firsthand.
Peter's mindset on the drought combines experience living in the dry climates of Australia and southern California, to reflect on prior reactions (urban and not) to drought conditions. While conservation and sourcing are important, using every drop more efficiently by adopting large-scale recycling techniques will make the biggest impact on drought defense. Certain Californian municipalities already have ways of treating wastewater for alternate uses, but many more opportunities exist to fully harness recycled water.
We're thrilled to have Peter Zellner on the Dry Futures jury. To check out the rest of the jurors, read our profiles.
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