02.01.10 - Michell Joachim announced 2009-10 Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design

The Daniels Faculty is pleased to announce that Mitchell Joachim will hold the 2009-10 Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in the Daniels Faculty.

Mitchell Joachim is a leader in ecological design and urbanism. He is a co-founder of Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, non-profit design groups for urban infrastructure, building, planning, and art based in New York City.


He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MAUD from Harvard University, an M.Arch. from Columbia University, and a BPS with Honors from SUNY at Buffalo. Formerly an architect at Gehry Partners and Pei Cobb Freed, Dr. Joachim is currently a faculty member at Columbia University and Parsons.


He won the Infiniti Design Excellence Award in The History Channel’s The City of the Future competition, and Compacted Car with MIT Smart Cities was named one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year for 2007. His project Fab Tree Hab has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To.” Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell as an agent of change in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America.” Mitchell has also been awarded a 2010 TED Fellowship, and has been awarded the Moshe Safdie Research Fellowship and the Martin Family Society Fellow for Sustainability at MIT.


In his capacity as Gehry Chair, Joachim will teach an option studio and deliver a public lecture on January 26. An exhibition on the work of Terreform ONE is on view in The Eric Arthur Gallery from January 7 - February 20, 2010.