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Bruce Mau

Born in 1959, Ontario, Canada

. studied Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto but left prior to graduation in order to join the Fifty Fingers design group in 1980,
. became part of the founding triumvirate of Public Good Design and Communications,
. established his own studio, Bruce Mau Design in 1985,
. served as creative director of I.D. magazine between 1991-1993,
. was the associate cullinan professor at Rice University School of Architecture in Houston for 3 years starting from 1996,
. has founded Institute without boundaries,
. has also been a thesis advisor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design,
. has lectured widely across North America and Europe, and currently serves on the International Advisory Committee of the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio.
. is honorary fellow of the Ontario College of Art & Design
. created the Massive Change, an ambitious, multi-venue exhibition on the possibilities of design culture and is also a book, an online forum, an education model as well as a Visionaries Symposium,
. has worked with countries, such as Guatemala and Denmark to envision the future of their country,
. currently teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Design Objects Department,
. works for Frank Gehry, MTV, New Meadowlands Stadium, Coca Cola and the feature length documentary The11th Hour.


. Chrysler Award for Design Innovation, 1998
. The Toronto Arts Award for Architecture and Design, 1999
. Honorary Doctor of Letters from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, 2001
. AIGA Gold Medal for communication design, 2007
. Louise Blouin Foundation Award, 2009

Famous Works:

Zone Books, independent, non-profit publishing house, 1985
S,M,L,XL, compendium developed in collaboration with with Rem Koolhaas, 1995
!Guateamala!, a recent project developed with the business and cultural leaders of Gueteamala

- www.brucemaudesign.com

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