Michael Joroff
Founder & Senior Principal at JVA LLC

Michael L. Joroff is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with which he has been affiliated since 1971. As founder and program director, Joroff's accomplishments include the MIT Joint Program for Building Energy, MIT-Shimuzu Building Research Program, MIT-Korean Institute of Construction Program, and distributed work-related projects and consulting for organizations, including IBM, Nokia, Nissan, Cigna, American Express, Kodak, AT&T, Xerox and many health care institutions.

Mr. Joroff directed the MIT Laboratory of Architecture and Planning for 18 years. A consultant with corporations in the U.S., Europe and Japan on real estate strategy and the design of workplaces, Joroff specializes in workplace design integrated with the organization's structure and business strategy. He directs professional education programs for urban planners and corporate real estate executives in the United States, Europe and Japan, and is a core faculty member of the Institute of Corporate Real Estate. For professional journals he has written numerous articles about corporate infrastructure management and workplace design and management and has taught over 100 professional education programs in the United States, Europe and Asia.