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Andrew Varela, AIA, COAM / Principal

Andrew Varela is a licensed architect in the United States and in Spain. He holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, a Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

Invested in establishing a reciprocity between ideas and matter, Varela, through both practice and teaching, is interested in the aspects of the discipline of architecture that deal with reclaiming material agency in the production of form, from its inception to its fabrication.  His professional experience has been focused on specific building types that include cultural institutions, such as the expansion and renovation of the Juilliard School of Music and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City; academic buildings like the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management at School of Management; residential projects such as the Sky House Tower in New York; retail, such as the Abercrombie and Fitch Flagship store in Madrid; and infrastructure projects like the 2nd Avenue Subway Line in New York.

Andrew is currently an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ, and a design critic for the Final Degree Project at the IE Architecture School in Segovia, Spain.