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Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim

Associate Professor of Practice
B.P.S. Architecture, SUNY, Buffalo, 1994
M.Arch. Architecture, Columbia University, 1997
M.A.U.D. Urban Design, Harvard University, 2002
Ph.D. Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

Dr. Joachim is a leader in ecological design, architecture, and urbanism. He is the founding Co-President at Terreform ONE and Partner at Planetary ONE. Previously he was the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto and served on the faculty at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Washington and Parsons. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel and Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and  Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007 with MIT Smart Cities. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was chosen by Wired  magazine for “The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To.” Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in “The 100 People Who Are Changing America.” Popular Science magazine has featured his work as a visionary for “The Future of the Environment.” Mitchell was the Winner of the Victor Papanek Social Design Award sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Dwell magazine featured Mitchell as "The NOW 99" in 2012.


Contact Information

Mitchell Joachim

Associate Professor of Practice
1 Wash Pl, Room 617
(212) 998-9153
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Office Hours
Monday (12-3 by appt)
Tuesday (2-3 by appt)
Wednesday (11-12 by appt)


2014 Spring

Green Design from Geddes to Gore
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Think Big: Global Issues and Ecological Solutions
Mon 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2014 Fall

Architecture and Urban Design Lab I
Mon 12:30 PM - 4:45 PM

2013 Spring

Think Big: Global Issues and Ecological Solutions
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Ecological Transport, Infrastructure and Building Design
Thu 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

architecture; urban design; ecological design and planning; media technology; transportation; environmental studies; urban studies; computation; fine and applied arts; contemporary art history and theory

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