Architecture: Designing A Living System with Sim Van der Ryn

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Sim Van der Ryn is an architect, author, and educator. He is President of the Ecological Design Collaborative and has, for over forty years, been at the forefront of integrating ecological principles into the built environment, creating multi-scale solutions driven by nature’s intelligence. He served as California’s first energy conscious state architect and is emeritus professor of architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Berkeley. He was founder of the Farallones Institute, now known as the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.

His books include:

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Host: Justine Willis Toms   Interview Date: 1/22/2014   Program Number: C0291

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