Andrew Wade

Andrew Wade

San Francisco, CA, US



Andrew is a strategist, connecting policy with design to optimize efficiency, scalability, and responsiveness in the built environment.

As the J. Clawson Mills Fellow at The Architectural League of New York in 2013-14, Andrew led a project examining the juncture of architecture, climate change, and economics. This project brought together philosophers, scientists, economists, planners, and designers to question how society might progress toward a radically low carbon future in the United States.

He studied architecture at McGill University and development planning at University College London. After living in Montréal, London, and New York, he is now settled in San Francisco.



The Architectural League of New York, New York, J. Clawson Mills Fellow

Awarded two-year competitive fellowship as project manager of The Five Thousand Pound Life – an ambitious research and advocacy project on economics, climate change mitigation, and planning. Collaborated with Columbia University to curate a symposium on energy policy and technology with focus on GHG emissions. Collaborated with The Cooper Union to curate a symposium on land use policy, exchange value, and supply chain management with focus on environmental stewardship.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

World Learning, New Orleans, São Paulo, Cape Town and Hanoi, Traveling Faculty

Taught "Urban Planning & Sustainable Environments" and co-taught "Contemporary Urban Issues" to 35 college students on a highly-selective comparative cities course in the fall 2012 semester; the International Honors Program adopts an experiential learning approach to critically investigate how people, planning and politics operate in New Orleans, São Paulo, Cape Town and Hanoi. I also advised 11 students on their individual comparative analysis research across all four cities.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

University College London (UCL), London, GB, Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

Served as the main point of contact for department administrators, faculty, and students of the MS Development Planning program.

Led fieldwork in Bangkok, Thailand, for fifty-four MS students with six colleagues in partnership with the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI) to evaluate the effectiveness and future viability of the Government’s Baan Mankong Collective Housing Programme.

Sep 2010 - Feb 2012

Daniel Smith Architects, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Project runner for a 39-unit residential development in Northwest London; managed stakeholder relationships between the developer, technical and planning consultants, local residents’ organization, and local planning authority.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2008


University College London (UCL), London, GB, Masters, Development Planning

MS Building & Urban Design in Development: Urban development practice and theory, action planning theory and studio, housing policy, and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Sep 2008 - Nov 2009

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Bachelors, Architecture

Design studios:
Pierre Jampen (international competition)
Julia Bourke (environmental design / housing)
Peter Sijpkes (competition)
Michael Carroll (distortion studio)
Ewa Bieniecka (residential addition)
Manon Asselin / David Covo (mood box / japanese pavillion / cardboard chair)

History & Theory:
Martin Bressani
Annmarie Adams
Ricardo Castro
Radoslav Zuk

Sep 2000 - May 2004

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