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David Bergman

David Bergman

New York, NY, US

 

About 

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.

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

  • Expert in areas including green architecture and ecodesign as well as environmental economics and policy
  • Can approach design and development from both esthetic and pragmatic points of view
  • Experience in managing teams including staff and consultants as well as working independently
  • Track record of forming and maintaining strong relationships with clients
  • Capable of rapidly assimilating and resolving new situations and issues
  • Exceptionally strong verbal and writing skills
  • Published author, blogger, experienced speaker and educator
  • Registered Architect (NYS), LEED AP

Elsewhere:

Employment 

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.

Jan 1993 - current
 

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.

Jan 1993 - current
 

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.

Jan 1987 - current
 

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.

Mar 1982 - Jan 1987
 

Education 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, M.Arch

Sep 1978 - May 1981
 

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, BA

Double major in architecture and economics

Sep 1974 - May 1978
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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