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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

Experimental Unit Master, Architectural Association, London


Mark E Breeze is a Harvard-trained licensed architect and an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker who combines interdisciplinary practice, research, and teaching.  He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement at Cambridge, and an Experimental Unit Master at the Architectural Association in London.

Mark's work explores the theories, practices, and forms of sustainable shelter, building on his studies at Cambridge, Harvard, and Oxford, and over 10 years of international professional architecture and filmmaking experience in Beijing, Boston, London, and New York.  He has a particular speciality in integrated sustainability as both a practitioner (LEED AP, GCSD) and a collaborative researcher: he founded the Harvard Green Design Group, and he is currently the Founding Chair of the Sustainable Shelter Group at Cambridge University. Mark has served as a John F Kennedy Scholar and Herchel Smith Scholar at Harvard, a University Senior Scholar and AHRC Scholar at Cambridge University, a Sally Hogg Fellow at Oxford University, a Doctoral Fellow at the Huntington in Los Angeles, and a Kluge Fellow at the US Library of Congress.  He has taught and lectured widely in the US, UK, and China. 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.