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Lecture: Fred A. Bernstein

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Negative Energy and (Dis)Embodied Carbon

A lecture by Fred A. Bernstein

Thursday, November 11, 6:00pm



Hybrid Viewing Options:

+ In-Person (SoA Community): Betts Auditorium; limited seating

+ Virtual (Public): Stream via Media Central Live*

*Please note: Google Chrome & Firefox are the recommended browsers for this streaming service. Questions from the public can be sent to soaevent@princeton.edu to be read aloud during the Q&A session.


Fred Bernstein entered Princeton hoping to become an architect. When he graduated from the School of Architecture in 1977, his chosen career seemed out of reach. He pursued other interests, as a journalist and lawyer, but for the last 20 years his main occupation has been writing about architecture. He has published more than 500 articles in the New York Times and hundreds more in such publications as Architectural Record (where he is a contributing editor), Architectural Digest, Archinect, Landscape Architecture, and the Architect’s Newspaper. His focus recently has been buildings' embodied energy, which can be a bigger contributor to climate change than operational energy, but which architects too often overlook, sometimes in deliberate acts of "greenwashing".



Lecture made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education (AIA/CE) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CE criteria. Members of the AIA can log credits for this event by completing this form.


The lecture recording will be archived on the SoA Vimeo channel after the event.