Fisk pens introduction to new book
heralding the best in ‘green’ design


A new book featuring 100 of the world’s most outstanding examples of environmentally-friendly architecture opens with an introduction from sustainability expert Pliny Fisk, a professor at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.

“The Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture” by Sergi Costa Duran showcases “green” projects from prefab houses to public works, featuring designs from today’s most provocative architects and firms, including Renzo Piano, Marc Opdebeeck, Charles Barclay, Mizien Arquitectura and Studio 804.

Fisk is also co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, a nonprofit education, research and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design.

The book provides readers with an understanding of what it takes to envision, create, and develop an environmentally conscious master plan, building, or landscape design.

Duran, author of the book, studied agricultural engineering with an emphasis on environmental preservation at the University of Lleida in Spain. He resides in Barcelona, Spain.

To learn more about the book, visit

Visit the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems homepage for more about its “green” initiatives.


- Posted: Apr. 7, 2011 -

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