Eco Wave 2004

The Third Global Interdisciplinary Conference on the Next Great Wave in Architecture

August 5-8, 2004

Merritt College, Oakland,  California

Three days of extraordinary visual presentations, seminars, workshops, and exhibits on the most important architectural transformation of modern times. Plus one optional day of self-guided tours to Eco Design showplaces of Northern California.

Buildings that produce more energy than they consume, that process waste, remove CO2 and carbon monoxide, generate oxygen, clean the environment, provide habitats for wildlife, significantly enhance human health . . .and yet cost only 2% more than conventional buildings!

Keynote speakers include:

Day 1

Thursday, August 5, 2004

Robin Freeman, Chair, Environmental Programs Merritt College

Fred Stitt, Director, San Francisco Institute of Architecture, on The Worldwide Revolution in Architecture

Eve Kushner, Author, on Achieving Creative Freedom in Architecture

Allen Green, Landscape Architect & Community Organizer, and David Vasquez, multimedia presentation on The Greening of America with Visionary Leadership

Phil Hawes, Creator of Biosphere 2, on Global Eco Villages

Richard Register, Planner, on Eco Cities

Plus 20 special topic speakers


Day 2

Friday, August 6, 2004

Eugene Tsui, Architect, on New Explorations in Visionary & Evolutionary Architecture

Bonnie Sherk, Landscape Architect, on Living Libraries & Think Parks: Developing a Global Network of
Branch Living Libraries

Craig Henritzy, Architect, on Architecture, Artistry, Alternative Construction: Sky Hawk & Other Projects

Penny Livingston-Stark, Permaculture Institute of Northern California, on Permaculture Today

Plus 20 other special topic speakers

Day 3

Saturday, August 7, 2004

James Wines, Architect, author of Green Architecture, on Green Architecture and SITE

Jonathan Todd, John Todd Research & Design, on Water, Bioremediation & Ecological Design

Green Roofs & Green Walls

Richard Register & Craig Henritzy, on The “Heart of the City” Project: Greening & Daylighting Downtown Berkeley

Plus 16 other special topic speakers

Day 4

Sunday, August 8, 2004

Self-Guided Bay Area Eco Tours

Ecological Design Education and Work in Progress at:

• San Francisco Institute of Architecture
• Merritt College
• Auburn University
• Harvard
• MIT
• University of Southern California
• University of California at Berkeley
• University of California at Los Angeles
• California Polytechnic Institute
• Princeton
• New York Technical University
• Frank Lloyd Wright School
• University of Texas
• University of Houston
• University of Washington
• Washington State
• University of Oregon
• University of Oklahoma
• University of Michigan
• University of Illinois
• Welsh School of Architecture
• and many others in the U.S., Canada, and overseas.


Reports and Exhibits from Institutions and Organizations:

• Green Building Initiatives of San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Wisconsin
• Merritt College Self-Sufficient House
• Pacific Energy Center
• Berkeley Ecology Center
• U.S. Green Building Council and LEED
• Bioneers
• H.O.P.E.S.
• Real Goods and the Solar Living Center
• Bucky Fuller Institute
• American Solar Energy Society
• Ecological Building Network
• Rocky Mountain Institute
• American Solar Energy Society
• Design Professionals for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
• Permaculture Institute of Northern California
• Student and architecture office displays
• Ecological Design Bookstore

U.S. and International Experts on:

• Green Roofs • Green Facades • Green Cities
• A Revolution in Daylighting • Double Skin Facades
• A New Wave of Organic and Visionary Architecture
• Earth-Sheltered Construction
• Earthbag, Ceramic, and other Alternative Earth Construction
• Bamboo • Straw Bale • Wood Reclamation
• Zero Waste and Buildings that Recycle
• Alternative and Hybrid Concrete
• Papercrete, Woodcrete and Cardboard Construction
• Green Building Codes • Green Construction Standards
• Green Specifications
• Passive Solar Heating
• Active Solar Air and Liquid Systems
• Hydronic Heating and Cooling
• Integrated, Low-Cost Photovoltaics • Wind Power
• Solar Cooling/Ground-Coupled Cooling
• Permaculture and Ecological Landscape Architecture
• Greenhouses for Climate Control and Waste Recycling
• Bioremediation and Living Machines • Graywater Recycling
• Rainwater Capture • Indoor Air Quality and Toxic Materials
• The New Building Envelope
• Urban Ecology • Eco Tourist Facilities Design
• Eco Villages • Co-housing
• Wetland and Creek Restoration

Students earn up to 3 academic units for attendance plus a thesis project related to the conference. Architects earn up to 21 AIA health/safety/welfare CEU’s.