Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2012

 

Bob Berkebile: Shaping the Future of Sustainable Design

Bob Berkebile, one of the founders of LEED, is one of three design pioneers whose ideas have stood the test of time: going from revolutionary to mainstream.

It would be impossible to speak of sustainable architecture in the United States without acknowledging Bob Berkebile. The principal of the architecture firm BNIM has been at the forefront of dragging the profession into environmental consciousness, putting in place the basic policies that architects work with today. Berkebile was involved in the founding of the U.S. Green Building Council and…

Stewart Brand: Tech Pioneer & Editor of the DIY Bible

Stewart Brand, editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, is one of three design pioneers whose ideas have stood the test of time: going from revolutionary to mainstream.

The Whole Earth Catalog, edited by Stewart Brand and first published in 1968, very quickly achieved cult status in American counterculture. This DIY-er’s bible introduced people to the most advanced thinking of the time—from tensile structures to computers. That in itself should be enough to reserve Brand a place in the annals of architecture and design, but he was also…

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