Design Associate & Project Manager
Master of Architecture, University of South Florida
Andres made his way to MF Architecture from sunny Tampa, Florida where he attended the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture + Community Design. While studying at the University of South Florida, he was able to pursue studies in Amsterdam exploring uniquely geographical Dutch design and reapplying solutions to similarly urban and geographically low-lying contexts in central Florida. He also participated in an urban design, studio-based workshop/documentary surrounding the redevelopment of the coastal “ghost town” of Varosha, a city along Cyprus’ eastern coast left abandoned since the Cypriot conflicts of 1974. Along with these experiences, Andres was awarded both the Floy Damon Award for excellence in Architectural History and Theory and the 2015 Thesis Prize for excellence in design research and execution throughout the Terminal Master’s Project. After completing his degree at the University of South Florida, Andres spent six months working at Olson Kundig in Seattle, WA before making the move to Austin.
Time spent in academia and practice have allowed Andres the opportunity to pursue his architectural interest in highly process-driven architecture. Through the exploration of the intimate relationships that shape our spatial, contextual, and geographical notions and define how we interact with our environments, Andres believes architecture can begin to impact the culture of how we live and perceive our natural and built environment. He believes that well designed architecture should explore the uniquely playful and innovative spatial thinking and making that can begin to re-contextualize the place of architecture in modern society.