#14 David Hertz Architect – Founder S.E.A.- Studio of Environmental Architecture – Skysource.org.

Architect David Hertz is the founder and president of David Hertz FAIA Architects, inc. and S.E.A., the Studio of Environmental Architecture, which he established as Syndesis in 1984 and skysource.org in 2016 

David graduated  with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) in 1983. In 2006 David was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Sci-Arc. In 2008 David was elected to the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows as one of it’s youngest member in it’s over 155 year history. 

David Hertz’ award winning work has been widely published and exhibited internationally some highlights include exhibitions in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA),The Smithsonian Museums of Natural History and the National Building Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum as well as inclusion the Venice and Istanbul Architectural biennale’s, having won the American Architecture Award in 2009 and 2012 respectively. In 2018 David lead his team Skysource to become the Grand Prize winner in the Water Abundance XPRIZE out of a field of 98 teams from 27 countries to make 2,000 liters of water from air in 24 hours using 100% renewable energy at a cost of less than 2 cents/ liter. In 2019 Skysource’s WeDew was awarded the General Excellence award for Developing World Technology in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards which drew over 2,000 applicants.


Raj Daniels

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