Who We Are
Areas of Expertise:
- Reuse Planning & Design
- Community Design Charrettes
- “The Guerilla Farmer's Almanac,” Log 5, Spring 2005.
- “All Gone: The Temporary Status of Olympic Urbanism,” Perspecta 34, June 2003.
- “Fear Factors,” Perspecta 35, December 2004
- “The Nature Theater of John Hejduk,” Hejduk's Chronotope, 1996.
- American Institute of Architects
Edward Mitchell, AIA
Edward Mitchell is a young leader in the field of urban and ecologically-sound design.
Mr. Mitchell is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor at Yale University’s School of Architecture. Prior to his time at Yale he taught at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute in New York, the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and the Hochschule Wismar in Germany. His advanced studios focus on planning and architectural issues with an emphasis on experimental research in sustainable urbanism and the changing patterns of the contemporary city under the pressures of globalization. This work has been exhibited internationally, and the studios have been awarded independent grants for research projects in Toronto, Helsinki and Vancouver.
Working with Vita Nuova, Mr. Mitchell has taken on a significant number of challenging brownfields, Superfund, RCRA, and mine-scarred land projects. These projects range in scale from 20 acres to hundreds of acres encompassing multiple towns. He has completed a number of residential and urban design projects and has participated in many international competitions, winning awards for both architectural and urban design. In 1999 he was given a Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York. In 2005 he obtained a grant from the Boston Society of Architects for research using computational analysis for urban design. In addition, Mr. Mitchell is a fellow of the Urban Design Workshop which does community design in numerous towns and cities in Connecticut.
Mr. Mitchell has exhibited his work extensively in Chicago, Germany, Rome, New York, New Haven, Washington, and Los Angeles and has lectured in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Finland. His writings on architecture and urban design have been published in a number of international magazines including ANY Magazine, Open City: Alphabet City 6, The Village Voice, Assemblage, Log, and the anthology What is Architecture?” He has conducted seminars in New York on the problems of public space at the site of the World Trade Center and, in the summer of 2005, he organized and participated in the first discussions on architecture and public space conducted by the Salzburg Seminars in Austria.
He received his Bachelor’s degree form Brown University and his Master’s of Architecture from Princeton.
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