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Dr Mark E Breeze AIA

Dr Mark E Breeze, AIA

MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab) | MArch (Harvard)


Founding Chair, Sustainable Shelter Group

Visiting Scholar, Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

UK Board Director, American Institute of Architects

Inaugural UK Sustainability Chair, American Institute of Architects

Unit Master, Architectural Association, London


Mark E Breeze is a Harvard-trained licensed architect and an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker who combines creative practice, research, and teaching. His current work explores the theories, practices, and forms of sustainable shelter, building on his postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford and over 10 years of international professional architecture experience in Beijing, Boston, London, and New York.  Mark has served as a John F Kennedy Scholar and Herchel Smith Scholar at Harvard, a University Senior Scholar and AHRC Scholar at Cambridge, a Sally Hogg Fellow at Oxford, a Doctoral Fellow at the Huntington in Los Angeles, and a Kluge Fellow at the US Library of Congress.

Mark is the Founding Chair of the Sustainable Shelter Group at Cambridge University, which brings together design professionals, academics, policymakers, institutions, and humanitarian practitioners to collaborate on creating more integrated sustainable sheltering outcomes for all.  His recent work includes the feature documentary film Shelter Without Shelter (2020), the Berghahn book Structures of Protection? Rethinking Refugee Shelter (2020), as well as contributions to the IWM London 2020 exhibition Refugees: Forced to Flee.