xLAB Program

Studio Instructor Andrew Witt Architect

スタジオ講師 アンドリュー・ウィット 建築家

Andrew Witt is an Assistant Professor in Practice in Architecture at the GSD, teaching and researching in the relationship of geometry to perception, construction, automation and culture. Trained as both an architect and mathematician, he has a particular interest in a technically synthetic and logically rigorous approach to form.

He is also co-founder, with Tobias Nolte, of Certain Measures, a Boston/Berlin-based design and technology incubator that combines imagination and evidence for systemic and scalable approaches to spatial problems.The work of Certain Measures will be featured in the show “Coding the World” at Centre Pompidou, opening June 14, and has been shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Le Laboratoire, and Ars Electronica Export.

Witt’s research on the relationship between scientific epistemologies and design has been recognized with a Fellowship at the Canadian Center for Architecture, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and Graham Foundation grant. He was named Young Pioneer in Architecture by the World Frontiers Forum in 2017, and he was a 2015 nominee for the Chernikov Prize. He has lectured widely, including at the Venice Biennale, the Library of Congress, and schools such as Yale, Princeton, MIT, The Bartlett, The Berlage, Stanford, UCLA, Berkeley, and ETH His research has been published in in venues such as Log, AD, Surface, Space, Linear Algebra and its Applications, and Linear and Multilinear Algebra. He recently published the first monograph of the Rhythmograms of German proto-computational photographic hacker Heinrich Heidersberger.

He was previously Director of Research at Gehry Technologies and a director at GT’s Paris, France office, where he solved complex geometric challenges for clients including Gehry Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, UN Studio, and Coop Himmelb(l)au. He also developed prototypes for new software design tools such as GTeam (now Trimble Connect, acquired by Trimble in 2014).

He received an M.Arch (with distinction, AIA medal, James Thayer Scholarship, Frederick Shelden Travelling Fellowship) and an M.Des (History and Theory, with distinction) from the GSD.