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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.
Dr. Reto Geiser

Dr. Reto Geiser

Assistant Professor
Rice School of Architecture

Reto Geiser is an architect and scholar with a focus in modern architecture and the contemporary architectural and urban discourse. He is currently the Gus Wortham Assistant Professor at the Rice School of Architecture. He studied architecture at ETH Zurich and Columbia University in New York, and holds a PhD from ETH Zurich with a thesis investigating aspects of cultural transfer and transatlantic exchange in the work of Sigfried Giedion. He taught as the William Muschenheim Fellow at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, and as a lecturer in architectural criticism at ETH Zurich. A founding principal of the collaborative design practice MG&Co., he is developing spatial strategies in a range of scales from the book to the house, exploring the boundaries of design and research with a special focus on the intersections and overlaps between architecture, installation, textiles and typography. Geiser serves on the advisory boards of the Depart Foundation in Rome, and the Lucius & Annemarie Burckhardt Foundation in Basel, and is a committee member of the European Architectural History Network. His writings have been published in anthologies and such publications as Abitare, Future Anterior, and Hunch. He is the editor of award-winning Explorations in Architecture (2008), and the series editor of Standpunkte Magazine, and Standpunkte Dokumente.