Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with nearly 20 years of experience in green building.
Eric 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 Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. Eric lectures around the country at 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 Eric was just 25 years old, noted architect and critic Philip Johnson described him as "one of the real brains of his generation". Today, Eric continues the tradition of “Organic Architecture”, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
He is a founding board member and current Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and sits on the Sustainability Commission of the City of Palm Desert. He has received awards from several Mayors, and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country.
Eric is the author of four books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a best seller with over 100,000 copies in print. His latest books, "Sustainable School Architecture" and “Green$ense for your Home” were just released in 2010.
Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005 and "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008.
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Organic Architect, Founding Principal
I founded this Architecture Firm specializing in Sustainable Design and Green consulting. For the last 13 years, I have managed construction projects of up to $30 million for a variety of project types, especially residential, hospitality and educational projects. In addition, I was the LEED Accredited Professional on dozens of projects, including the first LEED multi-tenant office building in the US and the first LEED bakery. I have consulted to dozens of companies, providing insight into greening their products, supply chain, marketing and their facilities.
Temple University, BArch, Architecture
Architecture and Urban Planning, with a semester in Rome, Italy
Mayors Green Business Award, San Francisco, 1st Place