About the Speaker
Thom Mayne is founding partner of Morphosis, a global architecture and planning firm established in 1972. Based in Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai with projects world-wide, Morphosis’ work represents a wide variety of scales and typologies, from civic projects, schools, and museums to commercial towers and city planning. Mayne is also co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architects (SCI-Arc), where he continues to lead the Now Institute, a graduate-level think tank for urban sustainability and resilience. Mayne’s distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal (2013). From 2009-2016, Mayne served on President Obama’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities.