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Male, US, born 1944-01-19

Associated with the firm network

Morphosis Architects, Incorporated

Professional History


Founding Partner, Morphosis, Architects, Incorporated, Los Angeles, CA, 1972- ; Mayne first established Morphosis with Livio Santini, James Stafford and Michael Brickler; in 1975, Michael Rotondi, a fellow instructor at SCI-Arc, came into the firm, becoming a key collaborator with Mayne.


Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), Graduate School of Design, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA.

Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.

Visiting Professor, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT.

Visiting Professor, Southern California School of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2013.

Visiting Professor, Cornell University, School of Architecture, Ithaca, NY, Fall 2013.

Practice Professor of Architecture and Paul Philippe Cret Professor in the Associated Faculty, University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Graduate Architecture Program, Philadelphia, PA, Fall 2015.

Professional Activites

Juror, Treehouse Competition, Los Angeles, CA; this competition judged at Edgemar, Santa Monica, CA, 1999.

Mayne delivered the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture in 2009.

Mayne delivered the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Graduate Architecture Program, graduation ceremony, Philadelphia, PA, 05/16/2016..

Professional Awards

Recipient, Chrysler Design Award, Chrysler Design Institute, 2001, Chrysler Group, Auburn Hills, MI, 2001. This awards program lasted from 1993 until 2002.

Recipient, Progressive Architecture Award, Architecture Magazine for Palenque at Centro JVC, a cultural center in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico;

Morphosis also won Design Awards from American Institute of Architects (AIACC), California Council, for the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Center, Klagenfurt, Austria, and For Graduate Student Housing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, c. 2002;

Recipient, Pritzker Prize for Architecture, Hyatt Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2005.


B.Arch., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1968; M.Arch., Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1978.



He married Blythe Alison-Mayne.

Associated Locations

  • Waterbury, CT (Architect's Birth)
    Waterbury, CT

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