Mario Cipresso has over 17 years of experience working globally on a broad range of project types including mixed-use, supertall towers, and large-scale urban master plans, along with academic, institutional, office, and civic work. His award-winning design work has been published and exhibited extensively. In addition to his work as a practitioner, Mario maintains a commitment to education and the critical discourse of contemporary architecture, design and culture. He currently teaches architectural design at the University of Southern California with a focus on the comprehensive integration of progressive design, digital technology, and building system innovation. Mario holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.