Mireille Roddier teaches design studios and contemporary architecture theory at the University of Michigan’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She likes to read about, discuss and lecture on the politics of the public realm. Her interest in public amenities and gendered spaces were expressed in her book Lavoirs (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).
Mireille is the Roddier in the design practice Mitnick Roddier Hicks. MRH has received numerous awards including the 2004 Young Architects Forum Award from the Architectural League of New York, and were among the ten international firms featured in Architectural Record’s 2005 Design Vanguard awards issue. Their work has appeared in various books and journals, most recently in Phyllis Richardson’s collection XS: Small Structures, Green Architecture (Thames & Hudson, 2007), and Mark Magazine’s February 2009 issue. They pursue all opportunities to participate in temporary public urban festivals—most recently, they designed one of the courtyard installations exhibited in Montpellier’s Festival des Architecture Vives 2008.