|Education||BArch, Pratt Institute; MArch, Univ. of New Mexico; Hon. Doctor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology|
Edward Mazria is an American architect, author and educator. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the Pratt Institute in 1963 he spent two years as an architect in the Peace Corps in Arequipa, Perú. He later worked with the firm of Edward Larrabee Barnes in New York before completing his master's degree and beginning a teaching and research career at the University of New Mexico in 1973.
His architecture and renewable energy research at both UNM and the University of Oregon established his leadership in the field of resource conservation and passive heating, cooling and daylighting design. His design methodology, developed at that time and presented in The Passive Solar Energy Book, is currently in use worldwide.
Since forming the architecture and planning firm Mazria Associates, Inc. in 1978, he has completed award winning architecture and planning projects from the day-lit Mt. Airy Public Library in North Carolina to the Rio Grande Botanic Garden Conservatory in New Mexico.
Mr. Mazria closed his architecture practice in 2006 and is currently the Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems including the AIA+2030 Professional Education Series, 2030 Palette, China Accord, and the 2030 Districts movement in North American cities. He developed the “Roadmap to Zero Emissions” and is currently working with cities across the U.S. to develop pathways for “zero” to “80%” greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2050.
His published material includes technical papers, articles for professional magazines, and a number of published works including the following:
- The Passive Solar Energy Book, Rodale Press 1979
- It’s the Architecture Stupid!, Solar Today Magazine, May/June 2003
- Turning Down the Global Thermostat, Metropolis Magazine, October 2003
- Blueprint for Disaster, On Earth Magazine, Summer 2005
His building designs have been published in Architecture, Progressive Architecture, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Digest, Process, Kenchiku Bunka, Public Garden, Solar Today, ArchitectureWeek, Texas Architect, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Awards and honors
Mazria has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and has taught architecture at the University of New Mexico, University of Oregon, University of Colorado-Denver and UCLA. He is the recipient of:
- American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Awards
- AIA Design Innovation Award
- Design Futures Council Senior Fellow
- Commercial Building Awards from the Department of Energy
- Landmark Designation Award from the Albuquerque Conservation Association
- Equinox Award
- Pioneer Award from the American Solar Energy Society
- Outstanding Planning Award from the American Planning Association
- National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation
- Mumford Award from Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
- Inaugural 2009 Hanley Award
- Hon. Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
- Distinguished Career Award from Pratt Institute
- Zia Award from the University of New Mexico
- The Purpose Prize from Encore.org
- Game Changers Award from Metropolis Magazine
- Kemper Award from the American Institute of Architects
- Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
- Chairman’s Award from the World Green Building Council
- 2016 PLEA Award
Most recently Mazria has reshaped the national and international dialogue on global warming to incorporate building design and the “Building Sector”. His research includes U.S. and global building sector analysis and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies.
He is the architect of both the AIA’s position statement and the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Resolution #50 adopting the “2030 Challenge” as a means of dramatically reducing building sector greenhouse gas emissions. His article, Blueprint for Disaster, outlines his strategy for addressing what he believes is today’s most pressing global challenge, climate change.
He is the founder of Architecture 2030, an organization committed to protecting our global environment by using innovation and common sense to develop and quickly implement bold solutions to global warming. He currently speaks nationally and internationally on the subject of climate change and architecture and serves as a senior analyst for the Southwest Climate Council.
- http://www.echostudiochicago.com/learn/mt-airy-public-library Article about Mt. Airy Library
- http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/02/the_th_intervie_32.php Interview with Mr. Mazria
- http://www.journalofcommerce.com/article/id32377 Article about Mr. Mazria
- http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/01/29/interview-ed-mazria-from-architecture-2030/ Inhabitat Article about Mr. Mazria
- http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20040914/how-to-turn-down-the-global-thermostat Metropolis Magazine Article