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.

Introducing the 2030 Palette

What are the 2030 Districts?

2030 Districts are unique private/public partnerships in designated urban areas across North America committed to reducing energy use, water use, and transport emissions

Overseen by Architecture 2030, 2030 Districts are in the vanguard of grassroots collaborative efforts to renovate hundreds of millions of square feet of existing buildings and construct high-performance infill development and redevelopment.

2030 Districts bring property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders to provide a business model for urban sustainability through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources.

Together they benchmark, develop, and implement creative strategies, best practices, and verification methods for measuring progress towards a common goal: the targets called for by Architecture 2030 in their 2030 Challenge for Planning.

Introduction to the 2030 Challenge

Everything you need to know about the 2030 Challenge in under two minutes.
Video produced by WD Partners

2030 Challenge for Products

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e2 Design: Architecture 2030

This episode, from season two of the acclaimed PBS series, explores 2030’s groundbreaking work. Aired December 2007. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

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