Press Release

Educating the Educators:

A Crash Course on Eco Design™


David Bergman and Erika Doering co-developed and produced Educating the Educators: A Crash Course on Eco Design, which was first offered at Parsons School of Design in September 2003.

As long standing members of O2NY, they previously co-produced the successful Assignment: Green exhibit and conference for O2NY at the Municipal Art Society. The event showcased the state of eco design education in fifteen departments at seven prominent NYC area design schools.

David is the principal of David Bergman Architect, an architecture and interiors firm, and founder of Fire & Water®, a furniture and lighting design/manufacturing company specializing in sustainably designed products. His work has been widely published. He is also an adjunct instructor at Parsons School of Design, creating and teaching sustainable design courses in the Product Design, Interior Design and Design + Management departments. He is a New York State registered architect and a LEED® Accredited Professional.

David is involved with many civic, professional and environmental organizations. He is a board member and past president of Furniture New York, an executive board member of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, and on the steering committees of the Municipal Art Society Urbanists, NY2050 and New York Creates.

David has a Master of Architecture from Princeton (1981) and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale (1978, majors in architecture and economics).

Erika is the principal of Erika Doering Design, a design firm specializing in the renovations of and custom furnishings for private residences, public spaces, commercial studios and retail stores. Erika is also an adjunct instructor specializing in green design at both Parson's School of Design, NYC and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

She is a co-founder of the Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID) and co-producer of their acclaimed exhibition and show catalogue: Goddess In the Details: Product Design by Women.

Erika has a Master of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute (1993) and a Bachelor of Studio Art from the University of Vermont (1985).