David Hertz Architects FAIA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture



At TEDx Venice Beach 2015, award-winning architect David Hertz would like humans to stop manufacturing our primary output.....Waste. Instead, he would like to show you the immense treasure that can be found mining the waste stream for it's creative potential and usher in a new era of Radical Reuse.




  • Lake Nona Impact Forum with Deepak Chopra, Orlando, Florida, February 2017

  • "Precipitating Change: Harvesting Water From Air," Santa Monica, California, March 2017


  • INNOVATE x WATER, Los Angeles, California, November 2016

  • Greenbuild International Conference, Los Angeles, California October 2016

  • "Towards a Restorative Future" AltCar Conference, Santa Monica, California, September 2016

  • "Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments" PLEA Conference, Los Angeles, California, July 2016

  • "Restorative Architecture and Ecological Homes" Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California, June 2016

  • "Road to Greenbuild: Water Resilience for Cities" Municipal Green Building Conference, Los Angeles, California, April 2016

  • "Count Every Drop: How Water Innovators Will Lead the Next Cleantech Revolution" LA Cleantech Incubator, Los Angeles, April 2016

  • "Eco & Sustainable Hospitality" Boutique & Lifestyle Leadership Symposium, Los Angeles, California, October 2016

  • "Radical Sustainability" 'Soil Totally ROCKS' Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, California, November 2016

  • "When Water Becomes Gold: The New Alchemy" Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, December 2016


  • "Explorations in Sustainability and Tales of Radical Reuse" Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles, California, October 2015

  • "The Power of Living Renderings: Freedom from 3D and Paper Plans" Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California May 2015

  • WESTWEEK 2015, "The Collaborative Paradigm: Transforming Design Through Cooperative Process," Presented by AIA, West Hollywood, CA, March 2015

  • "Mining the Waste Stream" TEDx Venice Beach, Venice, California, February 2015


  • Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California, February 2014


  • "Black Talk: David Hertz" Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Australia, September 2013

  • The Bond University 2013 Architecture Lecture Series, September 2013

  • "A Visual Journey Through the History of Venice" Lecture with TEDx Venice Beach, September 2013

  • "On a Wing and a Prayer - The Making of the 747 Wing House" Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 2013


  • "Beyond Sustainability" Lecture with Bob Berkebile at USC, June 2011

  • "David Hertz- Towards a Restorative Architecture"- Earth Day presentation at SOHO house, April 2011

  • The Purpose of Repurpose: Ephemeralization and Anthropogenic Metabolism in the TechnoSphere at USC School of Architecture Studio, March 2011

  • The Ecology of Design at UCLA Extension, May 2011


  • A+D Art + Architecture with Frances Anderton "Action-Reaction: Design and Transformation" With James Dyson and David Hertz, 2010 www.kcrw.com


  • Approachable architect podcast – the wing house and sailing with architect david hertz 2009 www.residearchitecture.com

  • IWPA's 53rd Annual Convention "World of Wood" Explorations in sustainable wood use "An Architect's Experience", 2009

  • ASID CA Los Angeles The Coming Out Party, for emerging commercial designers, 2009

  • L.A. Mart Design Center – Living Green: Sustaining Business with Sustainable Design Practices www.lamartdesign.com/designersforum/october.cfm

  • IWPA World of Wood 2009 – Explorations in Sustainable Wood Use – An Architect’s Perspective www.iwpawood.org

  • Santa Monica College, Public Lecture Series, “Explorations in Sustainability”

  • USC School of Architecture, Lecture Series, “David Hertz Recent Works”



  • Laaia Mobius Home Tour Featuring the Panel House

  • Sustainable Building Advisor Program, Fundamentals of Green Building www.nasbap.org

  • Los Angeles City Planning Department Lecture Series, Sponsored by LA AIA Political Action Committee

  • USC School of Engineering Lecture Series, The Ecology of Architecture

  • Wood Coating and Composites Conference, Seattle, Washington, Lecturer on Low VOC, -Translucent UV coating advances

  • The Garden Conservancy, San Francisco, California, Gardens of the Mind -Key Note Speaker

  • IIDA Educators Summit, Teaching Green Design


  • 2nd Annual AIA/LA Student Summit, “Bridge the Gap” Panel Discussion

  • Lecture Associated With the National Building Museum’s Exhibition, washington dc, The Green House New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design - Keynote

  • SCI-ARC Career Open House, Keynote address


  • Keynote Speech for Reinvention Conference, Los Angeles, Ca, The Next American House

  • UCLA School of Architecture, Introduction to Architecture: Guest Speaker

  • USC school of Architecture, Lecture Series “The Ecology of Architecture”

  • UCLA extension, Guest Speaker: “When a House is more than a Home”

  • Alternative Building expo, Santa Monica, Ca, “Green Building Products Emerging Trends”

  • Royal institute of British architects (riBa) gallery in London, england

  • Hardcore: Concrete’s Rise From Unity to Luxury “Innovations From America”

  • Dwell Magazine Conference New York, New York, “Shaping Modernism in the 21st Century: A Discussion Amongst West Coast Visionaries”


  • Woodbury University Architecture Lecture Series, “The Poetics of Green”

  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, Washington DC, “Inventing for the Environment”: Lecturer as recipient of case study

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