Mitchell Joachim

Associate Professor of Practice

Headshot of Mitchell Joachim

Associate Professor of Practice
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 research organization for smart cities. Terreform ONE was an official selection of the 14th International Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition. 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, RPI, the University of Washington, and Parsons School of Design. He's been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for urban planning in Turkey. A TED Senior Fellow, Professor Joachim has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability at MIT. He won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel and Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine’s Best Invention of 2007. He was the winner of the 2016 ARCHITECT R+D Award, and 2011 Victor Papanek Social Design Award, sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. His 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.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.