Bimal Mendis

Bimal Mendis

Assistant Dean, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Assistant Professor Adjunct
Bimal Mendis conducts research on urbanization and sustainable development. He is the recipient of the 2013 AIA Latrobe Prize for his research on the “City of 7 Billion,” which examines and models the condition of continuous urbanization at the global scale. His research also includes the design of a “Sustainability Index” to measure and manage urban development, which was awarded the Hines Research Grant for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture and the AIA Upjohn Research Grant. These research projects have been widely exhibited, including the 2013 Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale in Hong Kong, 2011 Chengdu Architecture Biennale in China and the 2011 Eye on Earth Summit for world leaders in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Award wining design projects include the winning entry for a tidal park in Buzzard’s Bay, USA and the 2011 Modern Atlanta Prize for an ecological masterplan for Gadeokdo Island in South Korea. Ongoing projects include a spatial planning strategy for the Maldives and the design of a network of rural libraries in Mozambique. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Mendis worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, CT. Mendis received a B.A. and an M. Arch. from Yale University.
Education
BA Yale University
MArch Yale University

Courses

1022b
Spring 2019
Architectural Design
Aniket Shahane, Anthony Acciavatti, Jesse LeCavalier, Bimal Mendis, Dragana Zoric, Alicia Imperiale
1022b
Spring 2018
Second-Year Core Studio
Aniket Shahane, Bimal Mendis, Keller Easterling, Alan Plattus, Rosalyne Shieh, Alexander Felson
1291c
Summer 2017
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bimal Mendis, Miroslava Brooks, Joyce Hsiang, George Knight, Tessa Kelly
1022b
Spring 2017
Second-Year Core Studio
Edward Mitchell, Sunil Bald, Alexander Felson, Bimal Mendis, Alan Plattus, Rosalyne Shieh
1291c
Summer 2016
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bimal Mendis, Joyce Hsiang, George Knight, Miroslava Brooks, Brennan Buck
1022b
Spring 2016
Second-Year Core Urbanism Studio
Andrei Harwell, Keller Easterling, Alexander Felson, Bimal Mendis, Aniket Shahane, Rosalyne Shieh
1291c
Summer 2015
Rome: Continuity and Change
Stephen Harby, Joyce Hsiang, Bimal Mendis, Alexander Purves, Bryan Fuermann
1022b
Spring 2015
Second-Year Core Urbanism Studio
Peggy Deamer, Keller Easterling, Alexander Felson, Bimal Mendis, Alan Plattus
4299b
Spring 2015
Independent Course Work
Alan Plattus, Alexander Garvin, Bimal Mendis