Mitchell Joachim is on the faculty at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. He is a partner in Terrefuge, a New York-based organization for philanthropic architecture and ecological design. His design of a compact, stackable “city car,” developed with the MIT Smart Cities Group, won the 2007 Time Magazine “Best Invention of the Year.” He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, Michael Sorkin Studio, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.
Joachim’s awards include the Moshe Safdie and Associates Research Fellowship and the Martin Family Society Fellow for Sustainability at MIT. He won the History Channel and Infiniti Design Excellence Award for the City of the Future, New York and Time Magazine Best Invention of the Year 2007, Compacted Car with MIT Smart Cities Group. He was selected by Wired magazine for “The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To”.