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.



Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant

Research Assistant to the Director of the Real Estate Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Focus on Capital Markets in China and Cross-Border Real Estate Investment.

Jan 2017 - current

Pacific Union International, San Francisco, CA, US, Sales Assistant / Transaction Coordinator

Conducted market analysis and research to locate investment opportunities for developer clients. Provided full transaction coordination on luxury condominium and single-family home sales. Managed marketing, communications, and digital presence for four agent teams.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2016

Drawdown, Sausalito, CA, US, Research Fellow

Delivered technical reports on walkable cities, building with wood, and living buildings with detailed quantitative financial and carbon emissions models in Excel accompanied by literature reviews. Research published by Penguin Books on April 18, 2017 in Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken.

Jan 2015 - May 2015


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Real Estate and the Built Environment

Sep 2016 - current

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

Sep 2008 - Sep 2009

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

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization