Mitchell Joachim is a leader in ecological design and urbanism. He is the co-Founder of Terreform ONE and Terrefuge and is an Associate Professor at NYU. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners LLP, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT.

He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". Mitchell won many awards including; AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Award for Sustainability, Architizer A+ Award, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car.

Dwell magazine featured him as "The NOW 99" in 2012. He co-authored the books, “Super Cells: Building with Biology” and “Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned”. His work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale.

He earned a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, MArch Columbia University.

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