Eric Corey Freed
organicARCHITECT is the office of Eric Corey Freed, a licensed architect (California, New Mexico, Arizona), and a recognized pioneer in the tradition of Organic Architecture, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A lifetime proponent of individualism and sustainability, Eric Corey Freed knew he wanted to be an architect at the early age of eight. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Eric Corey Freed attended Temple University College of Architecture, graduating with honors in 1994. While a student, Eric had the opportunity to focus his concentration on Urban Design in Rome, Italy. During several years working in both Philadelphia and New York City, Eric became very active within the profession. He worked under acclaimed architect Beverly Willis, and helped design two schools in New York. Their design for Manhattan Village Academy was widely published. At that time, noted architect and critic, Philip Johnson cited Eric as "one of the real brains of his generation." In 1996, Eric accepted a position in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a former apprentice of the master, Frank Lloyd Wright. While there, he had direct contact with both the most ancient and the newest of environmental building materials. Seeking to expand his knowledge, Eric relocated to San Francisco in 1997 to start his own practice and join the heart of the environmental movement. Eric's work has been exhibited in numerous venues. He has been a visiting critic at several schools of architecture and the recipient of various awards and accolades. Eric teaches the Sustainable Design curriculum at the Academy of Art University and Certificate Program at UC Berkeley Extension. He served as Founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (NorCal ADPSR), Natural World Museum and a Committee Member of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Friends of Kebyar. In addition, Eric is a Program Coordinator for the Environmental Committee of The Commonwealth Club of California. Eric and organicARCHITECT advise companies around the world on various issues of design, sustainability and green building. Eric sits on the advisory boards of West Coast Green, Urban Revision, Build It Green, craigslist Foundation, Green Home Guide, as well as numerous other organizations. In addition, Eric is co-founder and one of the editors of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design, a publication for people interested in the environment as well as a regular columnist for GreenerBuildings.com. He is author of "Green Building for Dummies" (Wiley, 2007) and the forthcoming books, "Sustainable Schools," "Green Homes Green Pockets," and "The Inevitable Architect: A Phase By Phase Guide to Green Building." A sought after public speaker, Eric speaks at nearly 50 events a year tirelessly promoting his vision of innovative green design.