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.
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