Eric Bunge, is a co-founding principal of the New York City based firm, nARCHITECTS, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. He has a Bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal and a Master's in Architecture from Harvard University. In addition to teaching at Columbia University, he has taught at Harvard GSD, Yale University, University of Toronto, Parsons School of Design and UC Berkeley. In 2005, he was awarded the Canadian Professional Rome Prize. Prior to founding nARCHITECTS, Bunge lived and worked in Paris, London, Calcutta, Boston and Montreal.
How will cities adapt to the risks and opportunities of population growth and sea level rise? Bunge will discuss My Micro NY, the firm’s winning entry for New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s adAPT NYC competition to design Manhattan’s first micro-unit apartment building, with construction to begin in 2014. This project brings to light the seemingly contradictory challenges of adapting our cities to the effects of climate change, while making them more livable for an increasing population.
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