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Mitchell Joachim

Associate Professor of Practice
mwj3@nyu.edu
(212) 998-9153
1 Wash Pl, Room 706

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

Professor Mitchell Joachim is a leading figure in ecological design, architecture, and urbanism. He is the founding co-president of Terreform ONE, a nonprofit think tank for architecture and smart city design. Terreform ONE was an Official Selection of the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition 2014 and OfficeUS Outpost of the American Pavilion. Before coming to NYU, Professor Joachim was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei., served as the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto, and taught at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Cornell, University of Washington, Rensselaer Polytechnic, and Parsons School of Design. A TED Senior Fellow, Professor Joachim has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability at MIT. He won the AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, 1st Place International Architecture Award, Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, Time Magazine’s Best Invention, and the Victor Papanek Social Design Award. His living ecological home design, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He has received recognition for his work by Wired, Rolling Stone, Popular Science, and Dwell. In 2015, Images Publishing Group honored him by selecting him as one of Fifty Under Fifty Innovators of the 21st Century. Professor Joachim and Nina Tandon’s book, Super Cells: Building with Biology, was published by TED Books in 2014. Professor Joachim, along with Peter Anker and Louise Harpman, published Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned (Prestel 2014), a showcase of design research as it relates to visionary architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and ecological planning.

Books

2020

Design With Life

Along with Terreform ONE co-founder Maria Aiolova, Mitchell Joachim authored Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities (Actar, 2020).

2019

Design With Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities

Maria Aiolova, Terreform One, and Mitchell Joachim's Design With Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities was published by Actar Publishers.

2017

School of Earth: Gallatin Reimagined 2061

Mitchell Joachim and Peder Anker's School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined 2061 was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 

2017

School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined 2061

Peder Anker and Mitchell Joachim's School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined 2061 was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

2017

XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design

Mike Silver and Mitchell Joachim's XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design was published by Actar Publishers.

2014

Super Cells: Building with Biology

Nina Tandon and Mitchell Joachim's Super Cells: Building with Biology (TED Book 41), was published by TED Conferences.

2014

Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim's Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned

Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim's Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned was published by Prestel.

Performances, Productions, Exhibitions & Releases

2020

Virtual Design Festival

Mitchell Joachim is bringing together author/designers Eran Chen of ODA, Julia Watson and Paul Miller, also known as DJ Spooky, to discuss their new books and how they address sustainability in a post-covid world in the Virtual Design Festival hosted by Dezeen and Terreform ONE from April 15 to July 10, 2020.

2019

Exhibition

Peder Anker and Mitchell Joachim’s research and collaborative work was displayed at the Global Design NYU Berlin exhibition titled Berlin Collapse: Climate, Cities and Culture in Berlin, Germany from July 6-11, 2019.

Edited Volumes

2017

Mitchell Joachim and Mike Silver's XXL-XS: New Directions on Ecological Design

XXL-XS: New Directions on Ecological Design, edited by Mitchell Joachim and Mike Silver, was published by Actar.

Teaching and Research 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

Recent News

AWARDS & HONORS

Mitchell Joachim was awarded a 2020 Ove Arup Foundation Grant.

EXHIBITIONS

Mitchell Joachim and Terreform ONE’s installation, The Monarch Sanctuary, was on display as an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, from May 10, 2019 to January 20, 2020. Joachims’ Monarch Sanctuary installation was displayed at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen, China on December 15, 2019.

Joachim and Terreform ONE’s Cricket Shelter + Farm installation was on display as an exhibition at Designs for Different Futures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on September 23, 2019. 

Joachim and Terreform ONE’s Monarch Sanctuary installation was on display at the Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, Holland for the Nature — Cooper Hewitt Triennial from from May 10, 2019 to January 20, 2020.

Joachim’s Exhibition, State of Extremes, was displayed at the Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 20, 2019.

Joachim’s work was displayed at the Global Design NYU exhibition titled Berlin Collapse: Climate, Cities and Culture in Berlin, Germany from July 6-11, 2019.  

PUBLICATIONS

Mitchell Joachim with Maria Aiolova and Terreform ONE published Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities, Terreform ONE (Actar Publishers, 2019).

 

 

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