About this event
For our opening live talk of Future Fest 2023, we are thrilled to welcome back Michael Green, founder of the A+Award-winning Michael Green Architecture, to introduce our theme for Day 1: The Future of Sustainable Design.
As a leader in wood construction, Michael has traveled the world lecturing on sustainable design and materials, led research and education initiatives in climate, environment, disaster, and global shelter needs, and designed some of the most significant timber projects in the world. He argues that, at this critical point in time, we must move from the Industrial Revolution to Nature’s Revolution if we want a sustainable future on this planet.
Michael will explore the role that biomaterials will play in new, plant-based cities, including a new revolutionary approach to structural design that unites nature and technology to create architecture that has the potential to change the way we build sustainably for communities around the world.
We'll also be getting hyped up for Season 12 of Architizer's A+Awards program, which launches in October — register now to make sure your firm is a part of it this year!
Michael Green is an award-winning architect, speaker, and author known for using design to create meaningful, sustainable built environments that benefit both people and planet. A leader in wood construction and innovation, Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, lecturing internationally on the subject of mass timber and new building technology, including his TED talk, “Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers.” He serves as a government policy advisor on mass timber design and is the co-author of the first and second editions of ‘The Case for Tall Wood Buildings’ and ‘Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance.’
Paul Keskeys is Editor in Chief at Architizer. An architect-trained editor, writer and content creator, Paul graduated from UCL and the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MArch in Architectural Design with distinction. Paul has spoken about the art of architecture and storytelling at many national industry events, including AIANY, NeoCon, KBIS, the Future NOW Symposium, the Young Architect Conference and NYCxDesign. As well as hundreds of editorial publications on Architizer, Paul has also had features published in Architectural Digest, PIN—UP Magazine, Archinect, Aesthetica Magazine and PUBLIC Journal.
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