Practice

Andrei Harwell

Andrei Harwell

Senior Critic; Director of the Urban Design Workshop

Andrei Harwell, AIA is an architect, urban designer, and Senior Critic at the Yale School of Architecture, whose practice and teaching emphasize the strategic value of architecture in responding to contemporary challenges facing American and world cities, towns and regions. He currently directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop, the School of Architecture’s community design center, and maintains an independent architectural practice.

Andrei has contributed to award-winning projects ranging from the design of individual buildings and public spaces to neighborhood, downtown and regional plans. His recent work has focused on the integration of buildings, infrastructure, and the natural environment at the neighborhood scale, exploring how design can connect people and their communities, contribute to economic, social and environmental resilience, and create a strong sense of identity.

Prior to arriving at Yale, Andrei practiced in the New York office of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. He holds an M.Arch from Yale and a B.Arch from Carnegie Mellon University.

Education
BArch Carnegie Mellon University
MArch Yale University

Courses

1115b
Spring 2022
Advanced Design Studio: Domestic Imaginaries
Tatiana Bilbao, Iwan Baan, Andrei Harwell
1102a
Fall 2021
Advanced Design Studio: Housing Redux
Nnenna Lynch, James von Klemperer, Hana Kassem, Andrei Harwell
4011b
Fall 2021
Introduction to Urban Design
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1111b
Spring 2021
Advanced Design Studio: Coastal New England: History, Threat, and Adaptation
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1103a
Fall 2020
Advanced Design Studio: The Innovative Urban Workplace
Abby Hamlin, Dana Tang, Andrei Harwell
4011b
Fall 2020
Introduction to Urban Design
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1116b
Spring 2020
Advanced Design Studio: From Domesticity to Commons
Tatiana Bilbao, Andrei Harwell
1108a
Fall 2019
Advanced Design Studio: Gothenburg Studio
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
4011b
Fall 2019
Introduction to Urban Design
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
4291c
Summer 2019
The Urban Atlas
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1113b
Spring 2019
Advanced Design Studio
Brigitte Shim, Andrei Harwell
1102a
Fall 2018
Advanced Design Studio
Simon Hartmann, Michael Samuelian, Andrei Harwell
4291c
Summer 2018
The Urban Atlas
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1116b
Spring 2018
Advanced Design Studio: Reworking the Green Prison Complex
Tatiana Bilbao, Andrei Harwell
4011b
Spring 2018
Introduction to Urban Design
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1106a
Fall 2017
Developer Studio
Alan Plattus, Janet Marie Smith, Andrei Harwell
1115b
Spring 2017
Advanced Design Studio: Cityscapes
Tatiana Bilbao, Andrei Harwell
4011b
Spring 2017
Introduction to Urban Design
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1106a
Fall 2016
China Studio
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1022b
Spring 2016
Second-Year Core Urbanism Studio
Andrei Harwell, Keller Easterling, Alexander Felson, Bimal Mendis, Aniket Shahane, Rosalyne Shieh
1106a
Fall 2015
Advanced Design Studio: China Studio
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1117b
Spring 2015
Advanced Design Studio: Diversification
Tatiana Bilbao, Andrei Harwell
4011b
Spring 2015
Introduction to Urban Design
Alan Plattus, Andrei Harwell
1113b
Spring 2011
High-Density Architecture: China Westward
Vincent Lo, James von Klemperer, Paul Katz, Forth Bagley, Andrei Harwell