Shift Design Founder & CEO
- Class Year 2014, 2010
- Field Vacant Lots, Public Safety, Urban Gardens
- Location Philadelphia, PA
- Website www.shiftspacedesign.com
Mario Gentile drives the strategic direction of the studios experimental design lab, while overseeing operations and client relations. As an architect and product designer, Mario has been involved with residential, commercial and institutional building projects in both national and international locations. The work and research have a modern aesthetic with a focus on mass-customization, prefabrication, and sustainable design. Professional achieve- ments include exhibitions, award winning designs and inclusion in the following books: The Home House Project, MIT Press and Rebuilding Ground Zero, Rizzoli International. The projects of his firm have been published in multi-national home and garden publications. Gentile is currently teaching an architecture studio at the University of Pennsylvania focused on Urban Inter- ventions and craft. A former professor at Temple University, Gentile has taught various levels of design studio including thesis advising and has also been an invited critic to many of the leading design schools in the country. Before founding SHIFT_DE- SIGN, he worked with Kieran Timberlake Associates, Peter Marino Associates and JXN Studio in Philadelphia and for George Ranalli Architect and Resolution 4: Architecture in New York. A graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and he has received his Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Mario is accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and licensed in New York and Philadelphia. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Philadelphia’s Bartram’s Garden.