Architect, principal of a design studio spanning architecture and interiors, and owner of the eco furniture and lighting company Fire & Water, David Bergman has created designs that have been acclaimed by The New York Times and Architectural Record. He was a founding board member of o2NYC, the first American chapter of the pioneering international environmental design organization o2.
Bergman teaches at the Parsons School of Design, where he developed a sustainable design curriculum. He has championed the mainstreaming of green design as curator of the Manhattan exhibitions "Assignment: Green" and “Ecodesign for Economic Growth." "Assignment: Green" depicted the progress of ecodesign education in prominent schools, including Columbia, Cooper Union, Parsons, and Fordham.
His designs are frequently displayed in fine arts settings such as New York’s Gallery 91 and the National Academy of Design, the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, and the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York. His work has been featured in The Boston Globe and The New York Post, as well as in industry journals such as Dwell, Metropolis, Architectural Lighting, Interior Designs, the German journal-of-record Möbelmarkt, and many others. Media appearances include Discovery Channel’s Restoration Nation, NBC’s Fifty Ways to Go Green, and The Lazy Environmentalist on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Bergman holds an MA in Architecture from Princeton and a BA in Architecture and Economics from Yale. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a winner of the International Design Resource Award, and a Registered Architect in the State of New York.
Bergman speaks on the incorporation of ecological principles into the mainstream of design, with an emphasis on green interiors as the new and glamorous norm.
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