Mark Wasiuta is an Assistant Adjunct Professor, Columbia University. He is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and partner at the office, International House of Architecture (IHA).
He studied at the University of British Columbia, Princeton University, and Harvard University. He is also partner in Wasiuta Leung Design.
His research focuses on the architectural turn to “environment” in the post-war, from the discourse on environmental design, to social theories of environment and behavior, and to “environmental” experiments with electronics and computation.
A series of design research projects pursue issues around Los Angeles atmosphere. Inversion Layer, a project that reconstructs historical Los Angeles smog was supported by a fellowship from the Banff New Media Institute. The Graham Foundation rawarded IHA a research grant for House Arrest a project that researches the culture, architecture and technologies that have emerged around marijuana grow house operations in the San Fernando Valley and the Inland Empire.