Lauren Mitchell, Assoc. AIA, PhD
Clemson University / Doctor of Philosophy_ Rhetoric(s), Communication and Information Design
University of Michigan / Master of Architecture
University of Florida / Master of Science, Architectural Studies, Pedagogy Concentration and Bachelor of Design
Lauren is passionate about the beginning stages of the design process. She appreciates thinking and research, but most enjoys participating in how stories and big ideas transform into thoughtful, physical details through architecture.
Eager to expand architecture’s influence, Lauren’s academic research brings together architecture and rhetoric(s) to make design and design narratives matter more. Lauren draws on her background to help archimania incite awareness about design and its untapped value. To this end, Lauren is also actively contributing to Open Architecture Collaborative as a storyteller and design advocate.
Lauren’s design research has been published in the Journal of Architectural Education, Textshop Experiments and the book Florida, a collection of essays edited by digital media scholar Jeff Rice. Before joining archimania, she was an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Hawaii, at Manoa and she taught at Clemson University and the University of Florida.