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Andrew Heid

Andrew Philip Heid

Founder and Principal, NO ARCHITECTURE, PLLC (NOA)

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background:

Andrew Heid is the founding principal of NO ARCHITECTURE—NOA, an internationally award-winning practice based in New York City. Currently, Andrew is a lecturer at the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and an adjunct assistant professor at the GSAPP at Columbia University, and has been an invited juror at Harvard, The Cooper Union, Columbia University, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, NJIT, Pratt, Parsons, Temple, and UCLA. His graduate urban design studio is focused on cooling neighborhoods in hot cities: designing climate resilient urban eco-districts. He recently exhibited and lectured in China on NOA’s work at the 2016 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale Urbanism / Architecture. Andrew studied architecture at Yale, the Architectural Association, and received his M.Arch from Princeton, where his design thesis earned the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize, the graduate school’s highest honor.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

Will present NOA’s recent thinking and work regarding nature, ecology, and urbanism through innovative architecture

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

Based in New York, practicing world wide

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

Our expertise is in new forms of organization in architecture and urbanism: from framing how people live at the scale of a room, to new ways of living convivially and resiliently at the scale of a city. We focus on understanding how the world was organized in the past and present, in order to understand how the world can be organized in the future, liberating the actual space for the physical and direct communication between people. Our work sponsors new research, techniques and patterns in design that favor natural ventilation, passive cooling and heating, yet at the same time support the hospitable proximity of people living together within their environments.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you :

Dedicated to the radical exploration of regarding nature, ecology, and urbanism through innovative architecture