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Leaders Breakfast 2018


When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WhereHilton Americas Houston, 1600 Lamar St., Houston, Texas

Speaker: Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, Co-founder, Terreform ONE 

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Honoree: Marilyn Archer, FIIDA, principal and managing director, archer + eby

Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, Keynote Speaker


Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Terreform ONE and an associate professor of practice at New York University. Prior to founding Terreform ONE, he was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He is a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship as well as fellowships with TED, Moshe Safdie, and the Martin Society for Sustainability. He has been featured on Wired magazine’s "The Smart List,” Rolling Stone’s “The 100 People Who Are Changing America,” Dwell’s “The NOW 99,” and Images Publishers’ “50 Under 50 Innovators of the 21st Century.”

Joachim has been honored with the AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, a first place International Architecture Award, a Victor Papanek Social Design Award, a Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability, the History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. He is the co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology and Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned. His design work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned his doctorate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s of urban design from Harvard University, and a master’s in architecture from Columbia University.




Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.

Marilyn Archer, FIIDA, Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree

Marilyn G. Archer

Currently in private practice, Marilyn G. Archer, FIIDA, LEED AP ID+C, was a principal with Gensler for over 25 years and led the firm's Global Professional Services Practice. She is well recognized in the architectural design community having served on the boards of IIDA, the Rice Design Alliance, the University of Houston Hines College of Architecture, and the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas.

In recognition of Archer’s outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the interior design profession, the community, and the public, she was inducted into the IIDA College of Fellows in 1999. An advocate for the design industry locally and nationally, Archer has also served as IBD, South Texas Chapter president, on the development team for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam, and as a founding board member of the Texas Association for Interior Design (TAID). In 2014 and 2015, she was recognized by AIA Houston in their Women in Architecture exhibition as part of a year-long initiative honoring women’s contributions to architecture.