Mitchell De Jarnett
Mitchell De Jarnett attended California State University, Long Beach School of Fine Arts and the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He has practiced in the USA, France, Germany, India and Egypt. During his employment at Snohetta Architects he managed the design of the interiors for the Library of Alexandria. Mr. de Jarnett’s current practice spans public art, landscape and architectural design. His past projects include a large public plaza/environmental artwork (with partner, artist Lita Albuquerque) at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. He was Lead Designer in the Irvine office of HMC Architects where he directed the design of campus master plans, institutional buildings and schools. His recent work includes two 24-story office buildings designed in consultation with Studio Mumbai architects which will be part of the new Zhendong City of Finance (master-planned by Arata Isozaki) in Zhenzhou, China. He is currently working on a new public artwork (with partner Lita Albuquerque) to be installed in the new Manhattan Beach Public Library, designed by Johnson/Favaro. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Grand Central Art Forum. He has taught at SCI-Arc, Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA, and Cal Poly Pomona. His varied professional and teaching experience provides a background for the graduate and undergraduate design courses he teaches at Cal Poly Pomona.