Carbon and Chemicals in Our Built Environment
The presentation starts with my personal story – dealing with toxic black mold – and then moves to the big picture on carbon and chemicals in our built environment, and then moves into projects that illustrate the three main techniques for building with hempcrete. I wrap up the presentation by opening up the conversation to other plant-based techniques and call for regionally appropriate plant-based projects as the new direction for Contemporary Architecture.
Alex graduated from the Masters program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and has practiced for the last 18 years on a diverse range of projects. He is licensed in CA, CO and NM and is LEED Certified. He left Los Angeles in 2021 to move closer to the world of hemp building, and is currently based in Santa Fe, NM. He now is also on the Board of the US Hemp Building Association.