Andrew Hartness

Andrew Hartness

Cambridge, MA, US



Specializing in realtime design and 3D development of architecture and urban design, HartnessVision creates evocative environments. Whether operating as designers or renderers, we make places you will want to experience.

With abundant creativity and experienced on-the-fly design, we excel at urban design competitions.



HartnessVision, Cambridge, MA, Principal

Andrew Hartness is the founding principal of HartnessVision. He received a BA in studio art from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a DESA with highest honors from the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, France. Andrew joined Ateliers Jean Nouvel as architect and director of 3D development where he stayed for several years. In 2007 he completed a post-professional degree in urban design at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Since the inception of HartnessVision in 2009, Andrew has been working as instructor and guest critic in architecture, landscape, and visual theory at Harvard GSD, Wentworth and RISD

May 2009 - current

Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, FR, Architect and Head of 3D development

Jan 2001 - Jan 2005


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Post professional degree for practicing architects

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture (ESA), Paris, FR, Masters, Architecture


Sep 1998 - Dec 2001

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Bachelors, Studio Art, Romance Languages


Aug 1993 - May 1997

Areas of Specialization 

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