Acclaimed by Wallpaper magazine as “one of the top 10 style setters who will most influence the way we live in the next quarter century,” architect and professor Avi Friedman speaks with passion on the future of home and community design as it relates to sustainable development.
Friedman is the director of the Affordable Homes Research Group at the McGill School of Architecture, where he currently teaches, and is known nationally and internationally for his housing innovations—in particular for his “Grow Home” and “Next Home” designs.
His work has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Popular Science magazine, among others, and has been featured on the ABC, BBC, CNN and HGTV networks. He is the author of many books, including Innovative Houses, Narrow Houses, Sustainable Residential Development, A Place in Mind: The Search for Authenticity and Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns. Friedman is also a regular contributor to several trade and popular media outlets.
Friedman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Progressive Architecture Research Award; the J. Armand-Bombardier Prize for Technological Innovation; the Manning Innovation Award of Distinction; The World Habitat Award and the Sustainable Building Canada Lifetime Achievement Award.