Ruler is a full service global office of architecture,
ecological planning, landscape and urban design in the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York U.S.A.
Principal: Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D.
He is the Founding Principal of Ruler, Co-Founder of Terreform ONE, and an Associate Professor at NYU. Mitchell formerly was
an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe
Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List” and was selected by Rolling
Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”. Mitchell won many awards including; AIA New York Urban Design Merit
Award, 1st Place International Architecture Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Group Award for
Sustainability, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities
Car. He's featured as “The NOW 99” in Dwell magazine and “50 Under 50 Innovators of the 21st Century" by Images Publishers.
He earned a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, MArch Columbia University, BPS
University at Buffalo.
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