Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim

Brooklyn, NY, US



Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, [jo-ak-um] - He is the Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor of Practice at NYU. Formerly, he was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List” and selected by Rolling Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”. Mitchell won many awards including; AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, 1st Place International Architecture Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. He's featured as “The NOW 99” in Dwell magazine and “50 Under 50 Innovators of the 21st Century" by Images Publishers. He co-authored the books, “Super Cells: Building with Biology” and “Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned”. His design work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned: PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, MArch 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, 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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