Andy Groarke is co-founding director of London-based architecture studio Carmody Groarke.
He studied architecture at The University of Sheffield and worked at several London-based architectural studios before establishing the practice.
He has lectured internationally about the work of the practice and taught at several architecture schools including The Bartlett School of Architecture, The Royal College of Art, The University of Stuttgart and Cornell University. Since 2010 Andy has been a visiting Professor of Practice at The University of Sheffield.
Carmody Groarke was established in London in 2006 after US competition successes including the Chicago Burnham Prize (2004) and the Coney Island Parachute Pavilion (2005). The work of Carmody Groarke has since received several prestigious national and international distinctions. In 2007, Carmody Groarke were distinguished with the Building Design Young Architect of the Year (YAYA). In 2010 they were recipients of the Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard and the Architectural Review’s (global) Emerging Architecture Award. Thereafter, they have won several RIBA National and Regional Awards for completed projects. In 2018 they won the Building Design Architect of the Year (AYA) Gold Award and in 2019 they were awarded the National Panel Special Award by the Civic Trust and The Architects’ Journal’s Design of the Year and Cultural Building of the Year for Windermere Jetty Museum. In 2020, they have been nominated for the prestigious Swiss Architecture Award.
Two monographs of the practice’s work have been published by the world-renowned El Croquis and 2G.