Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell
Design Lab, MIT
Presentation: Communities of Creative Practice

William J. Mitchell is Alexander Dreyfoos Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, and director of the MIT Design Laboratory. He previously served as dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT and Architectural Advisor to the President of MIT. His most recent books are Placing Words (MIT Press, 2005) and Imagining MIT: Designing a Campus for the 21st Century (forthcoming, MIT Press, Spring 2007). In 2002-2003 he chaired the National Academies of Science and Engineering panel that produced the report Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity.

Bill Mitchell, former dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, dies at age 65

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