Joe Dahmen is an architect whose work engages resource consumption in the design of space and infrastructure. He is presently Chief Executive Officer and head of design at Bodega Algae LLC, an alternative energy startup developing technology for next-generation advanced biofuels, and consults on sustainable building technology globally. He is Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at SUNY Buffalo, where teaches sustainable design. Dahmen received a Master of Architecture from MIT in 2006, where his work with 2008 MacArthur Fellow John Ochsendorf focused on the intersection of design and sustainable building technology. He has presented his projects and related research at MIT, Harvard Graduate School of Design, New York Academy of Sciences, Lund University (Sweden), Bigelow Laboratory for Oceanographic Research, Federal Highway Administration, and area architecture firms. He has published scholarly articles on the unreinforced masonry bridges of Anadalusia, Spain, and has contributed to articles on covered bridges in the Northeastern United States. His research has been supported by the Architectural League of New York, the Boston Society of Architects, the Schlossman Research Fellowship, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, the MIT Council for the Arts, Sasaki Associates, Inc., and others. Prior to his studies at MIT, Dahmen designed and built adobe structures in Marfa, TX.