Mr. Mitchell is an architect and writer who previously taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. His design work has been published in Alphabet City, A+U, and is featured in the forthcoming “Fast Forward” and “Formerly Urban: Projecting Rust Belt Futures.” His critical essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Log, Any, Perspecta, and the Journal of Architectural Education. Mr. Mitchell has lectured and exhibited internationally, received awards in competitions, and been honored with a Young Architects Award by the New York Architectural League. His practice in New Haven involves residential, commercial, and urban design, including several houses in Connecticut. He is a fellow of the Urban Design Workshop, has worked in collaboration with Koetter, Kim and Associates on planning for a new sector of Abu Dhabi, and has set up a collaborative, Komanda, with architects and environmentalists in New York. He is also a member of the Vita Nuova, a national group of environmental engineers, financial experts, and designers involved in the redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties, including the long-term planning and rehabilitation of 16,000 acres of coal mines in Pennsylvania. Mr. Mitchell is currently investigating using geothermal heating from mine fires for powering new commercial development.