Andrew Schiffer

Andrew Schiffer

Seattle, WA, US



I’m Andy. 

I’m a designer with experience in architecture and product design. I specialize in computational design and fabrication.

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ZGF Architects LLP, Los Angeles, CA, US, Computational Design Specalist

Develop & deploy computational design tools and techniques across the architectural practice. Work with designers to develop architectural concepts & fabrication techniques. Analyze and rationalize complex building geometry.

Feb 2020 - current

Under Armour, Portland, OR, US, Computational Design Consultant

Using parametric modeling to develop advanced manufacturing techniques for athletic footwear. Working with optimization and simulation tools for performance analysis. Developing design tools that streamline manufacturing processes. Working primarily in Rhino/Grasshopper.

Jan 2017 - current

ZGF Architects LLP, Seattle, WA, US, Architectural Model Builder

Built detailed model representations for architectural projects at all phases and scales. Used traditional and digital fabrication techniques, including 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC routing. Investigated computational strategies to streamline architectural design processes.

Mar 2018 - Feb 2020

Playground Agency, San Diego, CA, US, Designer

Worked through all phases of restaurant, retail and housing projects, from concept to completion. Developed high quality renderings and detailed construction documents, obtained permits, coordinated with consultants and contractors.

Sep 2016 - Mar 2017

Mascari Warner Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Intern

Worked primarily in healthcare projects assisting with design development, BIM management using Revit, drafting using Autocad, OSHPD submittals, interior finish specification and fabrication.

Jan 2016 - Oct 2016


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

Student Leader and engaged academic.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2017

Domus Academy, Milan, Italy, Milan, IT, BArch, Study Abroad

Learned Italian and studied furniture & product design with award winning designers.

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015


A+ Award, Honorable Mention

An award recognizing the Steam Pavilion in the Pop Up & Temporary Category of Architizer Annual A+ awards.


Senior Spotlight, Other

Publication highlighting graduating seniors at the NewSchool of Architecture + Design.


Areas of Specialization