Andrei is a licensed architect and is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architecture / University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he initiated the “Architecture Challenge” Program in 2010.
During the academic year 2009-2010 he was Assistant Professor in Architecture, Digital Media Design and Fabrication Research at Portland State University, in USA, where he developed pedagogy and research in digital media and fabrication. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and after being awarded the Fulbright Scholarship as a Fulbright Student at Harvard University, where he graduated with distinction and received the Harvard GSD Digital Design Prize.
Andrei has taught at various institutions such as Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, SCI-ARC Los Angeles, Portland State University and Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he offered architectural design studios in the Career Discovery Program in the summer months of 2008 and 2009. Previously, he worked as an architect for international offices such as Jakob + MacFarlane, dEcoi Paris and Foreign Office Architects (FOA) London.
His research focus lies in Digital Media and Design (Parametric-, Algorithmic- and Kinetic Architecture) for which he was awarded the Harvard Digital Design Award in 2009. His academic work includes participation in research projects and courses at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard Business School. Andrei is a PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts Vienna under the supervision of Hani Rashid and Klaus Bollinger. Since 2011 he is a regular writer for the bilingual architecture journal “Architektur Aktuell” in Austria.
He is also a founding member of the platform IDDEA, whose primary interest lies in the development of integrated design approaches. The work has been published internationally and includes design prototypes for private clients, interactive urban furniture for the city of Vienna and urban masterplan designs in Austria and abroad.