Edward Mazria is an internationally renowned architect, author, researcher, and educator. His seminal research into urbanization, climate change, sustainability, and energy in the built environment has redefined and dramatically expanded the role of architecture, planning, design, and building in reshaping our world. He delivered the keynote address for “Buildings Day” at COP21 in Paris and issued and presented the “Roadmap to Zero Emissions”. He is the founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems.
His innovative architecture, planning projects, and research, programs, and advocacy with Architecture 2030, has garnered him numerous awards including: Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Council for Science and the Environment and Design Futures Council; Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization’s President Award; National Wildlife Federation National Conservation Achievement Award; The Purpose Prize, Mumford Award from Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility; Game Changers Award from Metropolis Magazine; American Solar Energy Society Pioneer and Horace Greely Abbot Awards; World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award; AIA Kemper Award, and the 2021 AIA Gold Medal, to name a few.
Recognized for outstanding architecture and planning work, his firm received AIA design and design innovation awards and the American Planning Association Award.