CTO and Co-Founder
Philip Ross is an artist, inventor, and scholar whose internationally awarded and exhibited research is focused on biomaterial design and life support technologies. A thought leader on biomimicry, Philip’s innovations in mycelium engineering are globally recognized as foundational to the invention of mycotecture, the practice of building with mycelium. His work has recently been showcased by the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley’s Zero1, the Moscow Biennale, and Germany’s Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. In 2013, his mycelium-based furniture won Ars Electronica’s Award of Distinction for Hybrid Art. Philip has been a visiting lecturer and professor at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of San Francisco. His publications include “Mycology Matrix Composites” (American Society for Composites, 2013), “Rotten Future” in Post-Sustainable: New Directions in Ecological Design, a forthcoming compendium on visionary architecture, and “Towards a Fungal Future,” which will appear in Building from Waste (Future Cities Laboratory Singapore/ETH Zurich, forthcoming).
Author of a pending patent on mycelium process engineering, Philip leads MycoWorks’s design and technological research from his comprehensive understanding of applied engineering within living systems.
To learn more about Philip Ross’s creative projects, visit philross.org