M.ARCH, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. Architecture, University of Minnesota
Andrew Lucia is a designer specializing in a computational approach to the analysis and production of material organization, architecture, and data. His current research and work broadly examine applications of Systems and Information Theory in relation to aesthetics and perception within dynamic systems. Lucia is a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, AAP, where he explores these interests through courses and seminars in representation and data-visualization. These inquiries are extended both within his own practice, Andrew Lucia Design & Research, and LabStudio where these concepts are applied to analytic and projective design inquiries varying from issues rooted in cellular motility in the biological sciences to architectural design and market dynamics. Andrew has formerly taught graduate seminars in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at PennDesign.
Andrew Lucia Design & Research is an experimental architecture and design practice. Current and past projects and collaborations have included architectural, graphic, web, & stage design; interactive/kinetic media explorations & installations; data/information visualization & pattern recognition research.
Andrew's work and writings have been published in Leonardo Music Journal, Science, American Journal of Pathology, the New York Times, Wired Magazine, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, as well as in a forthcoming issue of CENTER (2012) and a forthcoming book chapter in Knowledge Visualization Currents: from Text to Art to Culture (Springer-Verlag, 2012). His collaborative works have been exhibited at venues both nationally and internationally, including Picture Ray Studios, NYC and at Ars Electronic, Linz, Austria.
Andrew received his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania (2008) and his B.A. in Architecture from the University of Minnesota (2001). Andrew has 10+ years of architecture experience, initially practicing residential architecture as a designer and project manager for five years in the offices of Yunker+Asmus Architects and M+A Architecture. He has since worked on several prominent projects as a designer in the offices of su11 architecture+design, Ruy Klein, and Barkow Leibinger Architects, as well as project team member for Keller Easterling Architect.