Designing for Life: Integrating Health & Sustainability [HSW]

In the world of architecture, we are creators of environments that shape lives. It's time we recognize the profound influence our designs exert on human biology, health, and happiness. Join me on a journey that explores the intricate tapestry woven by the threads of healthy finishes, bio-based materials, and biophilic design. Learn how these elements come together to create spaces that not only minimize harm but actively contribute to well-being.

Through evidence-based approaches, we'll delve into the science of how design impacts our cognitive and emotional states. Discover the immense potential of healthy, sustainable architecture to enhance learning, healing, and creativity. This session is a call to action, an invitation for architects to embrace their role as advocates for human health and the planet's well-being. Let's collaborate to craft a future where architecture is not just a reflection of our aspirations but a catalyst for a healthier, more harmonious world.

Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow, LFA, EcoDistricts AP

Principal, Director of Sustainability


Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker. As Principal and Director of Sustainability for CannonDesign, he leads the healthcare, education, and commercial teams toward low-carbon, healthy, regenerative buildings for over 30 million square feet a year. For two decades, he was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design.

His past roles include Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and Chief Community Officer of EcoDistricts, both nonprofits pushing innovative new paradigms for deep green buildings and communities. He serves on the board of Design Museum Everywhere, whose mission is to “bring the transformative power of design to all.”

Eric is the author of 12 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies” and "Circular Economy for Dummies." In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects." In 2017, he was named one of Build's American Architecture Top 25. He holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

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