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Mary Anne Ocampo

Lecturer in urban design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About Me

Mary Anne Ocampo teaches site planning and urban design at MIT and is a principal in the multi-disciplinary design firm Sasaki. She has led many institutional planning projects, including master plans for Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Kentucky, Clemson University, and Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Indonesia. She has been the urban design principal for the Texas Capitol Complex, Kabul Urban Design Framework in Afghanistan, and Ananas New Community in the Philippines, a project that was awarded APA’s Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Achievement Award. Her research focuses on urban resilience in socio-economically and environmentally vulnerable contexts. In her research practice, she has collaborated with the World Bank on citywide development approaches for communities vulnerable to flooding in Metropolitan Manila and has recently worked with the Università Iuav di Venezia on urban design strategies for the Venice Lagoon. Prior to joining MIT’s faculty, she taught at Syracuse University, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Cornell University. She was educated in architectural and urban design, with degrees from the University of Kentucky, Cornell University, and Harvard University. She currently chairs the Sasaki Foundation, which promotes innovation in design practice. She is active in the Society of College and University Planning, Boston Society of Architects, Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, and other organizations.

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