Ed Mazria, FAIA, Hon. FRAIC

Founder and CEO, Architecture 2030

Edward Mazria, FAIA, Hon. FRAIC
Founder and CEO, Architecture 2030

Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator. Over the past decade, his seminal research into the sustainability, resilience, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment has redefined the role of architecture, planning, design, and building, in reshaping our world. He is the founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems, and host of the AIA+2030 Professional Education Series, China Accord, and the 2030 Districts movement in North American cities, as well as the Zero Tool and Achieving Zero – a framework of incremental building sector actions that governments can put in place to ensure zero CO2 emissions reduction in the built environment by the year 2050. Mazria recently introduced the 2030 Palette, a revolutionary new platform that puts the principles behind low-carbon/zero carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners, and designers worldwide.

In 2017, Ed he delivered the Roadmap to Zero Emissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Roadmap is a flexible approach to achieve zero CO2 emissions in the built environment by mid-century. He also issued the 2050 Imperative – a commitment to plan and design to carbon neutral standards – which has been adopted by the International Union of Architects and all regional professional organizations (representing over 1.3 million architects) in 124 countries worldwide.

Mr. Mazria’s awards include:

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Awards
American Planning Association Award
U.S. Department of Energy Awards
American Solar Energy Society Pioneer Award
Equinox Award
NWF National Conservation Achievement Award
Mumford Award from Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, Inaugural 2009 Hanley Award
Distinguished Career Award from Pratt Institute
Zia Award from the University of New Mexico
The Purpose Prize
Game Changers Award from Metropolis Magazine
AIA Kemper Award
World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award
2016 PLEA Award

He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Fellow of the AIA, Honorary Fellow of the RAIC, and received an Honorary Doctor of Architecture degree from Illinois Institute of Technology.