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Edward Mitchell is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at Yale University, where he coordinates post-professional and graduate studios in urbanism and architectural design. Prior to his time at Yale, he taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Hochschule Wismar in Germany.
His award-winning design practice has been recognized by the Architectural League of New York and the Boston Society of Architects. He has exhibited his work extensively in Chicago, Germany, Rome, New York, New Haven, Washington, and Los Angeles, and he has lectured in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Finland.
Mitchell's writings on architecture and urban design have been published in a number of international magazines and journals, including Perspecta, ANY, Open City: Alphabet City 6, the Village Voice, Assemblage, Log, and the anthology What is Architecture? His writing on John Hejduk's urban strategies, "The Nature Theater of John Hejduk," is included in Hejduk's Chronotope. Recent pieces address globalization and its impact on the city.
He has conducted seminars at the site of the World Trade Center in New York on the problems of public space. In the summer of 2005 he organized and participated in the first discussions on architecture and public space conducted by Salzburg Seminars in Austria.
Mitchell received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his master's degree from Princeton University.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.