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Mark E Breeze is a Harvard-trained architect, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and a University of Cambridge-based academic. His current research is focused on the architecture of humanitarian shelter.
Mark graduated from the University of Cambridge as a Senior Scholar with a Bachelor and Master of Arts with First Class Honours, and as a UK Arts and Humanities Research Board Scholar with a Master of Philosophy with Distinction. He received his professional Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as a Herchel Smith Scholar and a John F Kennedy Scholar. He has held fellowships at The Huntington in Los Angeles, and at the United States Library of Congress.
Mark is both a licensed architect with a specialty in integrated sustainability, and an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. He has practised architecture in Beijing, Boston, London, and New York, with a range of leading architects including Norman Foster, Sandy Wilson, MJ Long, and Annabelle Selldorf. His professional film experience includes working as a Producer, Architectural Consultant, and Field Director for the Discovery Channel and Dreamworks under Steven Spielberg. His personal work has been exhibited at the Royal College of Art, and the Barbican, London.