Andrea is an architect and installation artist who works at the intersection of design, fabrication technologies, and biological sciences. Her most recent work focuses on how the critical application of biologically and computationally mediated design processes can move society away from exploitative systems of production to regenerative ones. She is the 2020 S+T+ARTS Grand Prize winner for her work as the 2019 Ginkgo Bioworks creative resident exploring how to design the decay of artifacts in order to access material circularity.
Andrea is a founding partner of designGUILD, a Toronto-based art collective and a former project lead for Philip Beesley Architect where she worked on a series of international immersive kinetic installations and textiles for his collaboration with Iris van Herpen. She is also a former research assistant and designer for Neri Oxman’s Mediated Matter Group, at the MIT Media Lab, where she and her teammates won Dezeen’s 2019 project of the year with their research project, Aguahoja I, which will be shown in 2020 at the MoMA and 2021 at SFMOMA. Andrea has a MS from the MIT Media Lab and a M.Arch from the University of Waterloo with a background in human physiology from the University of Alberta.