Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim

Brooklyn, NY, US



Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, [jo-ak-um] - is a leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism.  He is the founding Co-President of Terreform ONE.  Mitchell is an Associate Professor at NYU and EGS in Switzerland.  Previously he was the Frank Gehry Chair at University of Toronto and faculty at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Washington, and Parsons.  He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a 2011 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 Car. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published.  Mitchell is also a Partner at Planetary ONE.  He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To".  Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America".  In 2009 he was interviewed on the Colbert Report.  Popular Science magazine has featured his work as a visionary for "The Future of the Environment" in 2010. Mitchell was the Winner of the Victor Papanek Social Design Award sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and Museum of Arts and Design in 2011.  Dwell magazine featured Mitchell as one of "The NOW 99" in 2012.  He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University.



Terreform ONE, Co-Founder, Co-President

May 2006 - current

Gehry Partners, LLP, Architect

May 2005 - Dec 2005

Safdie Architects, Architecture Research Fellow

Sep 2003 - Aug 2004
Jul 1999 - Aug 2000


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), PhD, PhD in Arch: Design and Computation

Sep 2002 - May 2006

Harvard University, Masters, Urban Design

Sep 2000 - May 2002

Columbia University, Masters, Architecture

Sep 1994 - May 1997

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