Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor Adjunct
B.A., Yale University
M.Arch., Yale University
Bimal Mendis conducts research on urbanization and sustainable development. He is the recipient of the 2013 AIA Latrobe Prize for his research on the “City of 7 Billion,” which examines and models the condition of continuous urbanization at the global scale. His research also includes the design of a "Sustainability Index" to measure and manage urban development, which was awarded the Hines Research Grant for Advanced Sustainability in Architecture and the AIA Upjohn Research Grant. These research projects have been widely exhibited, including the 2013 Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale in Hong Kong, 2011 Chengdu Architecture Biennale in China and the 2011 Eye on Earth Summit for world leaders in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Award wining design projects include the winning entry for a tidal park in Buzzard’s Bay, USA and the 2011 Modern Atlanta Prize for an ecological masterplan for Gadeokdo Island in South Korea. Ongoing projects include a spatial planning strategy for the Maldives and the design of a network of rural libraries in Mozambique. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Mr. Mendis worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, CT. Mr. Mendis received a B.A. and an M. Arch. from Yale University.