Speaking and Conferences

I have been giving talks on sustainable design, with an emphasis on low-carbon and carbon-sequestering construction. I can be available for speaking engagements. Contact me if you are interested.

Recent Engagements

AIA 2019 - "Zero Carbon Architecture", Las Vegas Nevada, June, 2019
LafargeHolcim International 6th Forum - "Bring the Carbon Home - Cities as Carbon Sinks", Cairo, Egypt, April, 2019
Keyote: Carbon Positive at AIA 2018, New York City
Keyote: Earth USA 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2017
Keynote: US Green Building Council Redwood Empire, November 2016
Keynote: California Straw Building Association, Sonoma, CA, April 2015
Keynote: International Natural Building 20th Anniversary, Kingston, NM, October, 2015
Keynote: BuildWell, San Francisco, CA, March 2016
Keynote: International Straw Bale Building, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 2016
Northeast Sustainable Energy (NESEA) Boston, MA March 2015

Conference Presentations


University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Davis
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Notre Dame University
Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Queen's University, Belfast
Ryerson University, Toronto
San Francisco Institute of Architecture
Stanford Research Institute
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
Tsinghua Univeresity, Beijing
Catholic University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Research and Education

American Institute of Architects
Prince's Foundation, London
Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles
Building Science Corporation, Massachusetts


American Society of Civil Engineers
ASTM International
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

Media Appearances

Los Angelest Times
Architectural Record
Wall Street Journal
USA Today
BBC Radio
KQED Forum
FutureArc magazine
Environmental Building News