Mary Anne Ocampo is a Lecturer of Urban Design in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She practices as an urban designer and Principal at Sasaki Associates, a multidisciplinary firm with an integrated planning and design philosophy.
As an urban design leader at Sasaki, Mary Anne employs her unique perspective to working with universities by creating a seamless translation of institutional missions into strategic and exciting visions that enhance the quality and performance of the physical environment. Further contributing to her work in higher education, Mary Anne teaches as a lecturer in urban design at MIT with a focus on urban resilience in socio-economically and environmentally vulnerable contexts. In the past, she has also held teaching appointments at Syracuse University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Cornell University.
Mary Anne’s design work has been recognized with awards from the American Planning Association, Society of College and University Planning, Boston Society of Architecture, and the Boston Society of Landscape Architecture. She has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for her contributions to urban design thinking as a recipient of the 2016 National Associates Award, the highest honor given to individual associate AIA members.
She serves on the board for the Hideo Sasaki Foundation, is a member of the Society of College and University Planning, an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, a member of Boston Society of Architects, and is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT.
Mary Anne holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky.