Mitchell, William J.

William John Mitchell (December 15, 1944 June 11, 2010) was an Australian-born architect and urban designer, who played a major role in planning a major expansion project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professorship and directs the Media Lab's Smart Cities research group. He was formerly Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, both at MIT.William J. Mitchell was the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and directed the Smart Cities research group at MIT's Media Lab. He authored many books, including The World's Greatest Architect (2008) and Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City (2005), both published by the MIT Press.