Speaking and Seminars

Bruce King is available for

  • Public talks on green or low-carbon building
  • Detailed technical trainings on materials selection and use, geared to engineers, building officials, architects, and builders

Presentations and guest lectures to date:

Conferences and Symposia
PCBC (Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference)
US Dept. of Energy
US Dept. of Agriculture
West Coast Green
EcoSur, Nicaragua
Ecomateriales, Cuba
FutureArc, Hong Kong
NOCMAT (Con-Conventional Materials, Bath, UK)
The Lime Forum, Isle of Man, UK
The McConnell Foundation, Redding, CA
California Center for Sustainable Energy, San Diego, CA
International Straw Bale Building Conference, Toronto (keynote)
International Straw Bale Building Conference, Wagga Wagga, Australia (keynote)
Build Well 2010 (Keynote)

Stanford Research Institute
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Bath, UK
University of Santa Clara

University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Notre Dame University
Nottingham University, UK
Queen’s University, UK

Ryerson University, Toronto
San Francisco Institute of Architecture
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou and Tsinghua University, Bejing (at invitation of All-China Environment Federation)

Research Institutes and Foundations
Prince’s Foundation, London
Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles
Building Science Corporation, Massachusetts
Rocky Mountain Institute

American Society of Civil Engineers
ASTM International
PCBC (Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference)
Structural Engineering Institute
International Code Council
California Building Officials
Structural Engineers Association of California
American Institute of Architects
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
Building Construction Information, Hong Kong
Architecture for Humanity
NexCor Development Group, Denver

Media Appearances
Los Angeles Times
Architectural Record
Wall Street Journal
USA Today
BBC Radio
KQED Forum
Marin Independent Journal
FuturArc Magazine
Environmental Building News


Recent Seminars

Architecture After Oil, Natural Building in the 21st Century – a public talk

Portland, OR, Thursday May 10, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm. More information.


Engineering Outside the Box – a technical seminar

Portland, OR, Friday, May 11, 2012 9:00-5:50

This seminar will examine the rationale for using alternative building materials in construction, and present solutions to the technical, regulatory and logistical challenges of stepping outside of conventional practice. This will be of interest to architects and engineers, as well as building officials, builders and technologists. More information.


Presented by ASRi March 23 and 24 in Victoria, BC

For more information, contact ASRi