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Andrew Cocke

Andrew Cocke

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Andrew Cocke is an architect, artist, writer, and educator whose work focuses on high-performance architecture, design, landscape, and urbanism in the United States, Taiwan and China.  He began his career as an architectural fabricator in San Francisco and continues to draw on his experiences as a craftsman even as his work has grown increasingly digital, larger, and more complex. Andrew uses the most advanced parametric techniques to solve difficult design problems at every scale.

Andrew's notable completed project include the Aurora Museum landscape in Shanghai, China, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, the expansion of the University of Virginia School of Architecture in Charlottesville,Virginia. 

Andrew' extensive teaching and research focuses on the nexus between high-performance digital design, sustainable building analysis, and digital fabrication. He has been the director of the Comprehensive Building Design Studio and a lecturer in the graduate Design Technology Concentration at the Catholic University of America's School of Architecture & Planning.  He has also been a frequent guest juror at numerous universities including Yale, University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland.

At Yale, Andrew studied architecture with Greg Lynn, planning with Alexander Garvin, writing with Paul Goldberger and conducted research and design in Shanghai and Hong Kong in conjunction with Tongji University and HKU.  Andrew did his undergraduate study in architecture and English literature at the University of Virginia. 

Andrew is LEED certified and will complete his architectural registration in 2013. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

HERE Design, Washignton, DC, Principal

A boutique design firm focused on high-performance residential and commercial design projects in the US, Taiwan and China. Project include:
• Butcher residence, Warrenton, VA
• Clark residence, Falls Church, VA
• Entropy house, Charlottesville, VA

Oct 2006 - current
 

Catholic University of America School of Architecture & Planning, Washington, DC, US, Lecturer, Director Comprehensive Building Design Studio

Taught classes and studios on:
• Introduction to Design
• Comprehensive Building Design Studio
• Graduate Design Technology Studio
• BIM & Digital Construction Documents
• Introduction to Digital Design & Fabrication
• Advanced Digital Design & Fabrication
• Advanced Parametric Design
• Graduate Thesis
Directed the Comprehensive Building Design Studio
Taught in the Graduate Design Technology Concentration

Jan 2009 - May 2013
 

RMA | Rick Mather Architects + SMBW, Richmond, VA, US, Designer

Project include:
• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, rainscreen, structural glass curtainwall & roof
• University of Virginia School of Architecture expansion with William Sherman

Mar 2004 - Oct 2006
 

VMDO Architects, Charlottesville, VA, US, Designer

Project include:
• Davenport Field, University of Virginia Baseball Stadium
• University of Virginia Center for Nanotechnology

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003
 

Education 

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, Architecture

• studio with Greg Lynn
• China Studio
• City Planning with Alexander Garvin
• Work published in the Wall Street Journal

Sep 1998 - May 2000
 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Architecture & English Literature

Aug 1990 - May 1993
 

Awards 

Portland Maine Public Art Competition, 1st Place

Kiss Benches with SKYE Design Landscape Architects

2012
 

International Award, Royal Institute of British Architects, Award

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with SMBW+RMA

2011
 

Merit Award, Richmond Chapter AIA, Award

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with SMBW+RMA

2011
 

Design Excellence Award, Virginia Society AIA, Award

Campbell Hall Addition to the University of Virginia School of Architecture with SMBW & William Sherman

2009
 

Merit Award Central Virginia Chapter AIA, Award

Davenport Field with VMDO Architects

2003
 

Douglas Haskel Award, New York Chapter of the AIA, New York Foundation for Architecture, 1st Place

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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