Award-winning architect, writer, educator Jeff Stein AIA is president of Cosanti Foundation. His first construction workshop at Arcosanti was in 1975. Since then he has spent time on the Cosanti staff; taught architecture in the Career Discovery program of the Harvard GSD; headed the department of architecture at Wentworth Institute in Boston; and was Dean of the Boston Architectural College for the past seven years. He has taught at architecture schools in the US and at the Technicum Winterthur, Zurich, and Ecole d’Architecture Languedoc-Rousillon, in Montpellier, France. Mr. Stein has written for ARCHITECTURE BOSTON magazine and was for ten years architecture critic for the New England newspaper, BANKER+TRADESMAN. He lectures widely about Arcosanti, energy and urban design, including at the recent Tel Aviv-Yafo Centennial Conference on Urban Sustainability, this past fall in Montreal at the 9th World EcoCities Congress and this spring at the Santa Fe Institute.
Jeff Stein’s work is to set a tone for Arcosanti’s continued development. Parallel to that, the work is to move ahead with the continued discussion of the idea of Arcology - architecture and ecology - at the highest levels nationally and internationally. Jeff lives at Arcosanti, but travels about one week each month, speaking publicly, and pursuing friends and funding opportunities for Arcosanti. He is also establishing partnerships with institutions and governmental bodies to help foster Arcosanti’s growth as a resource for education and development.
Jeff Stein delivered a TED talk about Arcosanti, Arcology and Lean Linear Cities in San Francisco on October 13, 2012 as part of a day of Global Ted Conferences: TEDxCity2.0.
Visit this space where the President - who is indeed an avid coffee drinker – talks about current events, issues affecting Arcosanti, ideas and projects and people around Arcosanti now. The espresso cup pictured on Jeff’s desk is by ceramicist Kristine Soleri Timm, Paolo Soleri’s older daughter. Let’s start with an idea: