Associate Professor, Architecture and Urbanism; Director, Urban Risk Lab at MIT
Miho Mazereeuw is an associate professor of architecture and urbanism at MIT and director of the Urban Risk Lab. Working in multiple scales with an interest in public spaces and the urban experience, she is known for her work in disaster resilience. In the Urban Risk Lab, multi-disciplinary groups of researchers work to innovate on technologies, materials, processes, and systems to reduce risk, and embed risk reduction and preparedness into the design of regions, cities and urban spaces. Mazereeuw is currently collaborating on projects with institutions and organizations in Thailand, India, Japan, Chile, and the United States. Her book, “Design Before Disaster,” is in final production with UVA Press.
Mazereeuw taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the University of Toronto prior to joining the MIT Faculty. She was an associate at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and has worked in the offices of Shigeru Ban and Dan Kiley. She holds a BA with high honors in sculpture and in environmental science from Wesleyan University, and master’s degrees with distinction in architecture and landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded the Janet Darling Webel Prize, the Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship, and the Arthur W. Wheelwright Fellowship.