Andrew Chee, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA

Andrew Chee, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA

New York, NY, US



FW ‘23 OMA NY • Master of Architecture (M.Arch) ’25 Columbia GSAPP • Junya Ishigami + Assoc. Alum • Google Alum • Whitney Museum Alum • Publisher at Rote Press • Editor at INDEX • NEW INC Y7 • iF Gold ‘22 • AIGA 365 ‘22


Andrew Chee is a designer and researcher currently pursuing a Master of Architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

He is co-editor and designer of a quarterly print magazine INDEX, publisher at Rote Press, an artist-run independent imprint for open-source print and other media, a member and Hybrid Practice alum of NEW INC, and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

Formerly, he worked as a visual design lead for new device interfaces at Google, as a designer for exhibitions, print, and digital media at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has been a creative director for an augmented reality Olympic pavilion, and a software engineer for NASA. He has designed interfaces for drones, cars, to TVs, featured by Metropolis Magazine and Apple, awarded by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design, and most recently an iF Design Gold.

Formally trained in computer science and music, his work includes spaces, objects, interfaces, and actions that explore the boundaries between instruction and improvisation, control and chaos, to art and commerce.

His work spans an array of interconnected materials and techniques developed from art and commercial practices, combining installation, interactive, print, and traditional fine art media, using computational methods to generate artifacts that welcome recursive feedback, chance, and emergent outcomes.

An American born to Chinese immigrants from Vietnam and Malaysia, he creates systems and structures that frequently question, embody, and repurpose elements of the systemic in identity, labor, and power.

His work has been shown internationally, including at the Guggenheim Museum, Type Directors Club and La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York City, CultureHub in Los Angeles, Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, and the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum.

Selected Clients:
Aston Martin
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Estée Lauder Companies
Frog Design
JPMorgan Chase
Louis Vuitton
L'Oréal Paris
M·A·C Cosmetics
Magic Leap
Merrill Lynch
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Cosmos
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Tom Ford
Type Directors Club
Whitney Museum of American Art

iF Design Gold, Interface Design
TDC 69, Certificate of Typographic Excellence
AIGA 365, Editorial Design




OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), New York, NY, US, Office for Metropolitan Architecture / Various Projects

Architectural design of various projects with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and its research division AMO in New York; concept development to detailed design through collaborative maquettes and drawings; apprenticeship.

↳ Centre Pompidou x Jersey City
Architectural design of the Centre Pompidou’s first North American partnership, adapting the historic Pathside and adjacent buildings of an existing community college in Jersey City’s Journal Square to support a program emphasizing hands-on art education; concept, process, and display maquette at 1:25 scale

↳ Honolulu Villa
Architectural design of a private summer residence, guest house, and restaurant on the southern coast of Honolulu, Hawaii; art direction, drawings, and collages refining material selection, lighting, and related experiential properties for a single family and guests

↳ Ryogoku Museum Multi-Channel Installation
Architectural design of a site-specific, large-scale environment repurposing ceilings, floors, and other outdoor surfaces of a museum in Ryogoku, Tokyo; display maquette at 1:100 scale, testing enclosures, projections, lighting, material selection, and related experiential properties

Oct 2023 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Columbia GSAPP / Master of Architecture, 2024

MArch degree program; research and design of the built environment at all scales, as interface, in the context of environmental and global action focused on climate, equity, data and design

Sep 2021 - current

The RSA (The Royal Society of Arts), London, GB, Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts / FRSA

Projects and collaborations including Regenerative Futures and the Good Work Guild programme, amongst a global community committed to resolving the challenges of our time; design and research fellowship

↳ Regenerative Futures
↳ Good Work Guild
↳ Future of Work

Aug 2021 - current

Stacks, Amsterdam, NL, Designer / Creative Director at Large

Stacks is a globally-located brand building studio that brings together bespoke teams to build from the ground up.

Architecture & Design
Public Art
Digital Media


May 2021 - current

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, US, NEW INC / Hybrid Practice

Ongoing projects and collaborations for New Museum's incubator committed to projects for social impact, addressing issues of data privacy, climate, access, education, and labor.

NEW INC is the first museum-led incubator, founded in 2014 by the New Museum, for people working at the intersection of art, design, and technology.

Hybrid Practice
Year 7

Aug 2020 - current

Rote Press, Brooklyn, NY, US, Publisher / Owner

An artist-run independent publisher of printed matter, software, and recordings based on open-source modification of existing and new works.

Practice (ROTE121)
NEW INC & The National Endowment for the Arts
Forthcoming, 2021
Dimensions, Variable
### pages
ISBN: 978-0-#######-#-#

Andrew Chee, Virgilio Santos, Marc Shillum
Forthcoming, 2021
210 x 297 mm
### pages
ISBN: 978-0-#######-#-#

Universal Constructors (ROTE101–112)
Andrew Chee
Forthcoming, 2021
Dimensions, Variable
ISBN: 978-0-#######-#-#

Andrew Chee, Virgilio Santos, Marc Shillum
November 2020
210 x 297 mm
512 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9969508-0-0

Apr 2020 - current

INDEX, Brooklyn, NY, US, Editor / Creative Director, Founder

Print publication series based on continual remix from an open-source, controlled library of writing, art, and design. A collaboration across 3 states and 2 time zones, formed during the COVID-19 lockdown, INDEX—1 "FLAT" explores and expresses what is observed as the flattening, flatness, and related qualities of living today. ⁠

Mar 2020 - current

Related Works, New York, NY, US, Principal / Creative Director, Owner

Registered in New York, NY, USA in April of 2013, Related Works LLC is an independent organization focused on projects and collaborations for applied arts research and development.

Independent Designer / Consultant / Advisor

Brand Digital Strategy
User Experience Design
Exhibition Design
Digital Product Design
Interaction Design
User Interface Design
Mobile Application Design
Information Architecture

Boston Scientific
eBay, Inc.
Chief Creative Office
Hope Network
The Standard
Google Creative Lab
Huge Inc.
Cuban Council
France Telecom
Barbarian Group

See full client list above

Apr 2013 - current

junya.ishigami+associates, Tokyo, JP, Junya Ishigami + Associates / Various Projects

Architectural design of various projects; concept development to detailed design through collaborative maquettes and drawings; apprenticeship

↳ EXPO 2025 Osaka Pavilion
Architectural design of a pavilion for the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka, Kansai, Japan; iterations of maquettes at 1:1, 1:30 and 1:100 scales, testing form, acoustics, light, and related structural and experiential properties

↳ Winter + Summer House
Architectural design of a single-family house with artist residency reusing dry masonry in the French countryside; small gardens and courtyards connect autonomous units dividing the program by seasonal use; concept development and 1:200 maquettes

↳ Box Pavilion
Architectural design of a pavilion created to be reinterpreted, reassembled, and reinstalled in any location; concept generation through 1:100 to 1:25 maquettes and drawings

↳ Private Garden Restaurant
Architectural design of a restaurant nestled in between private gardens in Nishiazabu, Tokyo, Japan; design development through 1:10 and 1:15 scale maquettes

Aug 2023 - Sep 2023

Google, Mountain View, CA, US, Design Lead / Brand Interface Design, Devices

Designing with, and managing, a team of five designers.

Visual and interaction design for next-generation devices, extending the Material Design system of adaptable guidelines, components, and tools, backed by open-source code used by 75% of the world, in collaboration with research, hardware, and engineering teams throughout the organization.

Visual Design Lead
↳ Material You (Material Next)
↳ Pixel OS
↳ Android System User Interface
↳ [Confidential] OS

↳ Visual Design / Motion
↳ Material Design
↳ Seed Studio
↳ Pixel
↳ Ambient Computing
↳ Nest
↳ Assistant
↳ Wear
↳ Search
↳ Android System User Interface
↳ Android Software / Platforms
↳ Android Open Source Project (AOSP)
↳ Hardware

↳ Mountain View *
↳ New York *
↳ Cambridge
↳ Seoul
↳ London
↳ Taipei
↳ Beijing
↳ Zurich

* Visual Design Lead

Nov 2020 - Nov 2021

Matternet Inc, New York, NY, US, Interaction Design

Visual and interaction design of interfaces for on-demand aerial delivery in urban environments, connecting hospitals, clinics, labs, and pharmacies in the world through drone and logistics technology.

Feb 2020 - May 2020

Magic Leap, New York, NY, US, Creative Director, Experience Design

Strategy and design of brand systems, interfaces to installations, digital to physical, for spatial computing, XR (mixed reality, augmented reality), in collaboration with creative and strategy teams throughout the organization, and when noted, with the support of external partners.

Immersive Experiences
Set Design
Interface Design
Software & Applications
Industrial Design
Brand Design

New York
Los Angeles

May 2019 - May 2020

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US, Interaction Design

Various projects, as part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s in-house Graphic Design Department, in collaboration with colleagues throughout the institution, and when noted, with the support of external partners.

Digital Media
Graphic Design

Jan 2018 - May 2019

Collective Assembly, New York, NY, US, Founder / Principal

Founded in October of 2010, Collective Assembly is an independent design studio practicing total design for public benefit, supporting and propagating open source hardware, software, and ideas, for local communities, the arts, non-commercial, and commercial alike.

Arts in Bushwick
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Bushwick Open Studios
Estée Lauder Companies
Ex Vivo Productions
Harlem School of the Arts
Hickey Freeman
M·A·C Cosmetics
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Cosmos
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Oct 2010 - Jul 2013

Google, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer, Creative Lab

Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

R/GA, New York, NY, US, Design Director, Interaction / Brand

Apr 2007 - Jan 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Architecture

MArch degree program, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation; research and design of the built environment at all scales, as interface, in the context of environmental and global action focused on climate, equity, data and design

Sep 2021 - current

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Certificate, Digital Representation and Fabrication

Parametric Design, Digital Fabrication.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2015



Creative Review, The Annual, Award

Creative Review, The Annual, 2013
One Show Interactive, Mobile, Silver, 2010
Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), Design Merit, 2010


Areas of Specialization