Our Guide to Events at the AIA National Convention 2016

Our guide to Architecture 2030-related events at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia.

Edward Mazria Calls on Korean Architects and Building Professionals to Tackle Climate Change

Speaking at the Korean Green Architecture Forum today, Ed Mazria, called for Korean building sector professionals to play a key role in tackling climate change.

Top in Sustainable Design Leadership

This year, Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Edward Mazria ranked #1 as the top ‘role model in sustainable or high-performance design’ in DesignIntelligence’s 2015 Sustainable Design & Leadership Survey.

For the fifth year in a row, the architecture and design community has again recognized the important role Architecture 2030 plays in transforming to a sustainable and carbon neutral built environment.

Architecture 2030 is listed in the top three organizations for ‘sustainability qualifications and certifications for projects/buildings’, and in the top five as ‘sustainable design organizational role models’. Sixty-one percent of firms surveyed believe the 2030 Challenge targets, issued by Architecture 2030, can be realized.

The full DesignIntelligence 2015 Sustainable Design & Leadership Survey report is available in July/August issue of DesignIntelligence.

Ed Mazria Receives the Kemper Award and Addresses the AIA National Convention

At the AIA National Convention in Atlanta, GA, Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Ed Mazria was officially presented with the Kemper Award.

In his acceptance speech to a packed audience of more than 7,000 architects, Mazria told his colleagues, “Because of your critical role in all this [addressing climate change], because you have a moral imagination and see a purpose in what you’re doing, you have given the world the courage to take bold actions to address the defining issue of our time.”

Above, you can watch the video piece the AIA created to celebrate Mazria’s work, and his full acceptance speech.

Architecture 2030 Endorses NBI’s Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide to meet the 2030 Challenge

New Buildings Institute (NBI) and Architecture 2030 are excited to announce that Architecture 2030 has endorsed a prescriptive path to meet the current 2030 Challenge goal based on NBI’s Advanced Buildings® New Construction Guide. With this path, design teams now have another tool when seeking to meet the 2030 Challenge.

Changing the View from the Ivory Tower

When the America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools report changes its ranking criteria after 15 years, professional schools take notice.

2015 Kemper Award, Edward Mazria

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) bestowed the Edward C. Kemper Award on Edward Mazria, AIA, for catalyzing the architecture community to address climate change through the design of decarbonized, sustainable, and resilient built environments.