James Moustafellos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems and Associate Director of the Center for Design + Innovation, Fox School of Business, Temple University. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia University.
Mr. Moustafellos is engaged in design, production, research and entrepreneurship. He is co-principal of Intellectual Property LLC, an interdisciplinary research and design studio based in Philadelphia. The goal of Intellectual Property is to use the design of architecture and objects to explore social and cultural relationships. The studio’s research and design work comprises architecture, strategy, graphics and product design. Mr. Moustafellos is also a founding partner of EnA / Elements and Alloys, a new luxury brand of fine jewelry. EnA was founded upon winning the Grand Prize of the 8th Annual Be Your Own Boss Bowl competition sponsored by the Fox School’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute. The design work of EnA explores the intersection between design and business thinking, handcraftsmanship and mass production.
Mr. Moustafellos’ design work has been exhibited and published extensively and has won numerous awards and distinctions. Intellectual Property’s design “Frame of Referents” has been exhibited at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, presented at international lectures and conferences and was accepted into the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His design work for EnA has received honors from the World Gold Council and marketing awards from Jewelers of America. In addition, Mr. Moustafellos’ design work for the firm Francois de Menil, Architect in New York received an Honor Award form the American Institute of Architects and was featured in the exhibition ‘The Un-private House’ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Prior to his appointment in the Fox School of Business, Mr. Moustafellos taught in the Department of Architecture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University and the Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. Previous design experience includes the architectural offices of Ballinger in Philadelphia, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Francois de Menil, Architect in New York, and Taisei Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.