Andrew Wade

Andrew Wade

Cambridge, MA, US



Andrew is an MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment candidate at Harvard, concentrating in finance and investment. He holds years of experience as both a project manager and researcher in the fields of architecture and development. His work spans scales of the built environment with the goal of nurturing equitable, sustainable, and prosperous cities.

As the J. Clawson Mills Fellow at The Architectural League of New York in 2013-14, Andrew was the creative and organizing force behind a project on the agency of architecture and development in light of climate change. This work united philosophers, scientists, economists, planners, and designers to understand the policies and technologies that can shape a radically low carbon future in the United States.

Andrew holds a BS in architecture from McGill University and an MS with distinction in development planning from University College London. He has lived in Montréal, London, New York, and San Francisco.



Pacific Union International, San Francisco, CA, US, Independent Contractor (Research)

Assistant to salespersons and broker associates for residential property in San Francisco. Prepared comparative market analyses and digital listing presentations; coordinated strategic marketing plans. Compiled deal files as part of transaction coordination. Used multiple listing service, tax records, and CoStar to gather and analyze data on multifamily and commercial developments in various districts. Cross- referenced data with San Francisco Planning Department to reveal potential for property investment and development for clients.

Jan 2015 - Aug 2016

The Architectural League of New York, New York, NY, US, 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 the intersection of architecture, economics, and carbon reduction.

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 and supply chain management with focus on environmental stewardship.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

World Learning, Brattleboro, VT, US, Traveling Faculty

Taught ‘Urban Planning & Sustainable Environments’ course and co-taught ‘Contemporary Urban Issues’ course during the fall 2012 semester. Faculty advisor for 11 undergraduate students on their individual comparative analysis research.

The International Honors Program: Cities in the 21st Century is an immersive comparative cities program for students at colleges in the United States. It examines economics, planning, politics, and society in New Orleans, São Paulo, Cape Town, and Hanoi while living in each city.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Development Planning Unit, University College London, London, GB, Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

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

Led fieldwork in Bangkok, Thailand, for 54 graduate students with 6 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 Program.

Sep 2010 - May 2012


Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Real Estate and the Built Environment

Focus on real estate finance and investment

Sep 2016 - current

University College London (UCL) - The Bartlett, London, GB, Masters, Development Planning

Focus on housing policy and finance

Sep 2008 - Sep 2009

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

Sep 2000 - May 2004

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