Founders' Vision
ONE Lab (1L)
was founded as an urban non-profit group concerned for research and education in the synthesis of design and science.  It began as an extraordinary think tank of mid-career architects, engineers, media artists, biologists, ecologists, robotics experts, industrial designers, urban agriculturists, physicists, inventors and planners seeking alternatives to traditional forms of teaching and professional practice. Through our interaction, we discovered the need for an interdisciplinary pedagogical urban zone, where students and practitioners can freely inquire, discuss, conduct experiments, and take actions that have a positive effect on the global community and cities. Our current research attempts to establish new forms of knowledge and new processes of practice at the interface of design, technology, engineering, and biology.

Maria Aiolova and Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founders
Do you wish to be an urban innovator, AKA Urbaneer?
Do you hope to forge your own path?
Do you need to jump start your career?
Do you want an excellent portfolio?
Welcome to ONE LAB.
ONE Lab Faculty at TED
Mitchell Joachim, PhD, Senior TED Fellow

Oliver Medvedik, PhD, TED Fellow
James Patten, PhD, TED Fellow
Marc Fornes,TED Fellow
Nina Tandon, PhD, TED Fellow
Skylar Tibbits, TED Fellow
Janna Levin, PhD, TED Speaker
Graham Hill, TED Speaker
Future Cities
The ONE Lab Summer Session 2014 on Future Cities
(July 7th to August 1st, 2014) will take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The school will address one illuminating hypothesis: in the future, cities will grow to be self-sufficient in their critical necessities through massive public works and infrastructural support. The studio will explore the effects of technological interventions that can have profound impacts on the planet as a whole. 
Studio - Four weeks of intense exploration of the productive future of the city. Using New York as a laboratory, the studio will rethink what is salubrious about the city, in both its forms and its life. The studio will meet for six hour every week day. Every Friday, we will have reviews with distinguished critics. The final review on August 1st will be a day-long celebration of the future of cities.
Lectures - TED style talks given by world renown architects,  biologists, ecologists, industrial designers and artists offering radically new responses to the real needs and aspirations of future cities.
Workshops - In series of workshops the participants will learn the processes of urban farming, synthetic biology, smart materials and nanotechnology, growing materials, scripting and computational modeling for controlled growth.
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Our Mission
1. To be the best independent design and science school in the most innovative and intense city.
2. To create an interdisciplinary knowledge platform for the cross-pollination of ideas within urban communities. 3. To educate the next generation of design innovators for a world culture.
4. To empower free interaction between students, educators, and professionals.
5. To produce highly creative solutions to the current global environmental crisis.
We have developed, in a partnership with CIEE, new interdisciplinary study abroad programs for U.S. college and university students. Beginning in Spring 2014, Global Architecture + Design will be offered to advanced architecture and design students as a semester program at CIEE Study Centers in Berlin, Barcelona and Prague.  A four-week summer program will be offered at ONE Lab in New York City.

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international education and exchange. For 65 years, CIEE has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

The Global Architecture and Design program seeks to generate a new platform for distributed knowledge and collective action. With the help of today’s experts and innovators in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental engineering, science and art, students will study the emerging discipline of global “urbaneering” using the host city as a living laboratory.
ONE Lab is partnered with Council on International Educational Exchange
SUMMER 2014
FALL 2014