Knowing that global land uses require radical rethinking, David Dobereiner looks at how development ideals can be translated into practical techniques that conserve natural resources, take advantage of existing structures, and improve the economic and social dimensions of a community while considering the financial realities that must be faced. What needs to be done, he believes, is known and is technically feasible.
David Dobereiner was an associate professor of architecture at the Syracuse University department of architecture and has also served on design juries and given seminars and lectures at Harvard University, MIT, and the University of California Berkeley. In 1990 he won an international design competition to build bioclimatic houses in the Canary Islands. His team’s submission was the only winning entry from the United States.