10 Feb '12, 1pm

Carl Bass: Environmentalist, Craftsman, CEO

Carl Bass: Environmentalist, Craftsman, CEO

The bench pictured below, fashioned from a single piece of black granite, was inspired by an African headrest and designed by Carl Bass. An accomplished and dedicated woodworker, Carl has lately been making things out of stone and metal, too. In his day job, Carl is the CEO of Autodesk , which makes 3D design software that helps shape the world we live in. With just under $2 billion in revenues, Autodesk, which is based in San Rafael, Calif., sells to the architecture, building, construction, manufacturing and entertainment industries. I traveled to San Francisco this week to interview Carl at an Autodesk sustainability summit. We met at the Autodesk Gallery at One Market Street, a cool space that showcases some of the cutting-edge sustainability projects designed using the company's software -- the ongoing renovation of the San Francisco Bay bridge, the Tesla electric car...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/02/09/carl-bass-environ...

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