Edward Mazria

Founder, Architecture 2030

Edward Mazria


Edward Mazria, AIA, is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator. Over the past decade, his seminal research into the sustainability, resilience, energy consumption, and emissions of the built environment has redefined the role of architecture, planning, and design in reshaping our world. He is the founder of Architecture 2030, a non-partisan, non-profit, think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems.

In 2006, Edward developed and issued The 2030 Challenge, a measured and achievable strategy to dramatically reduce the global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment. In 2013, he introduced the 2030 Palette, a revolutionary new platform that places the principles behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners, and designers worldwide.

Edward speaks nationally and internationally on the subject of architecture, planning, design, energy, economics, and climatic changes, and has taught at several universities, including the University of New Mexico, University of Oregon, UCLA, and the University of Colorado-Denver. His awards include the AIA Design Award and an AIA Design Innovation Award, American Planning Association Award, Department of Energy Awards, American Solar Energy Society Pioneer Award, Equinox Award, National Conservation Achievement Award, Mumford Award from Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, inaugural Hanley Award, and the 2011 Purpose Prize. He is a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and he received an Honorary Doctor of Architecture degree from Illinois Institute of Technology.