Frank Mruk, FAIA

Past President

Frank Mruk is an architect and strategist. He is a founder and executive director of the Center for Strategic Innovation and the Center for Smart Building Technology. He was educated at Pratt Institute, Pace University and at the University of Oxford. He has taught Architecture at the School of Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, the Parsons School of Design, New York University, and at the New York Institute of Technology where he served as associate dean for the School of Architecture and Design and has been a visiting critic at the WE School, the United Nations, Oxford Brooks University, the University of Chile, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Columbia University and at Yale University.

Frank worked for Cuban cinematographer Nestor Almendros during the filming of Heartburn with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. He spent 10 years working on Wall Street for American International Group and Morgan Stanley, and in professional practice for the Aga Kahn AKAA winning Architect Emre Arolat and William Breger, past Dean of the New York School of Interior Design. He has consulted for the Rhode Island Office of Innovation with Apple Computer and Goldman Sachs. He has served on the board of the American Institute of Architects, the Association for Strategic Planning, RIBA USA and Habitats for Music. Frank was elevated to Fellowship in both the Strategic Planning Society and the American Institute of Architects.