Graduate Architecture

Mario Gentile


Mario Gentile is the founder of Philadelphia-based SHIFTSPACE Design, Mario guides the strategic direction of the studio’s work for the design of environments, experiences and lifestyle products (under the SHIFT brand). The work and research have a modern aesthetic with a focus on mass-customization, prefabrication, and sustainable design. He is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the state of Delaware and the state of New York, and is accredited by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). An honors graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and he has received his Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.

Before founding SHIFTSPACE, he worked with KieranTimberlake, Peter Marino Associates and JXN Studio in Philadelphia and for George Ranalli Architect and Resolution 4: Architecture in New York. Mario has been involved with award winning and published residential, commercial and institutional building projects in both national and international locations.

Mario has served as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University and undergraduate architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania with studio work focused on urban interventions, product design and craft.  Currently, he is a lecturer for the Integrated Product Design Program, a master’s program that brings together design, business, and engineering.  He has served as guest juror and lecturer at design schools throughout the country and abroad.