Terreform ONE is a unique laboratory for scientists, artists, architects, students, and individuals of many backgrounds that explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design Through various creative projects and outreach efforts, it aims to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. The group develops innovative solutions and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, and water. These solutions are derived from the interface of design, science, engineering and synthetic biology.
Joachim won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, the History Channel and Infiniti Excellence Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published.
Rolling Stone magazine honoured Joachim in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". He was chosen by Wired magazine for the “2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Inspired by the movie “Wall-E,” he proposed using garbage to build cities.
Joachim holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a MAUD from Harvard University, a M.Arch. from Columbia University, and a BPS from SUNY Buffalo.