Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030 in conversation with Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP and Alex Halliday, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Edward Mazria is the American Institute of Architect’s 2021 Gold Medalist, the organization’s highest honor. He is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator. Over the past decade, his seminal research into the sustainability, resilience, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment has redefined the role of architecture, planning, design, and building, in reshaping our world. He is the founder of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st-century problems, and host of the AIA+2030 Professional Education Series. As one of the world’s foremost experts on the built environment’s role in both causing and curing climate change, Mazria addresses the global threat as a design problem. Facing countless challenges and a client base of 7.5 billion humans, his leadership and positioning of architects as a critical resource is creating a healthy, just, and carbon-positive future.