With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has announced the appointment of Eric Corey Freed as vice-president for global outreach. Freed is a sustainability thought leader and architect, who has run his own San Francisco-based architecture firm, organicArchitect, for almost two decades.

A native of Philadelphia, Freed attended Temple University College of Architecture. “I’ve been very lucky to have clear and strong mentors in my life from an early age,” says Freed, who worked for former students of Frank Lloyd Wright straight after university. Early in his career, he worked in Philadelphia, New York City and Santa Fe, relocating to San Francisco in 1997 to start his own firm.

“Imagine dedicating your life to a career like architecture, one you believe to be a noble pursuit, only to find out that buildings have a bigger impact on our environment than cars,” says Freed. “Half of our carbon emissions are from the construction and operation of our buildings. That is like learning you’re in the cigarette industry!”

Freed’s career has evolved over the past 20 years from architect, into advocate and activist.
“We need to make every building a living regenerative and healthy building, not just the special ones,”...

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