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Mitchell Joachim

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

Office Hours
Wednesday 3-4:45
Friday (10-1 by appt)

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. Mitchell Joachim is an Associate Professor of Practice at New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Co-Director of Global Design NYU. In the past, he held joint appointments at Tisch School of the Arts ITP and Tandon School of Engineering. He also served, for four years, in a leadership role as an elected University Senator. Additionally, he is the Co-Founder of Terreform ONE, a nonprofit architecture and urban design research group in New York City.     Previously, Dr. Joachim worked as an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry in Los Angeles, I.M. Pei in New York, and Moshe Safdie in Massachusetts. He has won many awards and grants, including: Fulbright Scholarship, LafargeHolcim Prize, NYSCA Grant, Arup Foundation Grant, ARCHITECT R+D Award, AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Red Dot Award: Best of the Best, 1st Place International Architecture Award, Zumtobel Award for Sustainability, Architizer A+ Award, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and TIME magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Safdie Architects and Martin Society for Sustainability at MIT.      Formerly, Dr. Joachim was the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto and faculty at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Rensselaer, Washington (St. Louis), Cornell, Parsons, and EGS (Switzerland). He earned a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD at Harvard University, and M.Arch at Columbia University with honors.     Dr. Joachim has co-authored four books: Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities (Actar, 2019); XXL-XS New Directions in Ecological Design (Actar, 2017); Super Cells: Building with Biology (2014, TED Books); and Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned (Prestel, 2014). He was featured in numerous articles, including: “The 100 People Who Are Changing America” in Rolling Stone, “The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To” in Wired, “50 Under 50 Innovators of the 21st Century” by Images Publishing Group, “The NOW 99” in Dwell, and “Future of the Environment” in Popular Science. His design work has been exhibited in numerous locations, including: MoMA, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, DOX Center for Contemporary Art Prague, MASS MoCA, The Building Centre London, DAZ Berlin, OCAD Toronto, NAI Rotterdam, and Venice Biennale.

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

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

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.

Books

2017

School of the 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

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

Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned

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

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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