Patrick McAndrews

Patrick McAndrews

Oakland, CA, US



Patrick's General Blog on Archinect:

off-NARRATIVES: : Off-Modern Detours in Architecture and Thought

off-NARRATIVES: is a space for the exploration of detours in architecture and design discourse. The blog's inception is in alignment with the "off-modern" perspective; drawing from the works and teachings of the Svetlana Boym among other writers and thinkers in the 20th and 21st centuries. off-NARRATIVES: seeks to contribute to contemporary architectural discourse through observations, essays, book reviews, serial narratives, and other works of original research and theory.

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Lincoln Property Company, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

Apr 2022 - current

Fisher Development, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

Assistant Project Manager (August 2020 to October 2021)
Project Manager (October 2021 to March 2021)

Aug 2020 - Mar 2022

WeWork, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Lead / Project Architect

Dec 2018 - Jun 2020

Arcsine, Oakland, CA, US, Designer

Aug 2016 - Dec 2018

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Dec 2014 - Jul 2016

Francis Bitonti Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Intern

Contributed work on a variety of projects in clothing fashion and Architectural remodeling.
Design team member on the 2000 sqft Peconic Ballet Theatre Project in Riverhead, New York.
and ‘The Winter Froze You Away’ Belts for Katie Gallagher’s Autumn / Winter 2013 Collection.

Sep 2012 - May 2013

Harvard Design Robotics Group, Cambridge, MA, US, Design Researcher

Conducted research focusing on preparations for a Robotic Casting workshop at the TU Graz
Robotic Facility. Explored methodologies for variability in ceramic cast molding components
using robotic arm technology.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Head Teacher's Assistant for History and Theory Sequence

Planned and led weekly discussion sessions to supplement weekly lectures. Organized exams
and prepared weekly reading assignments.

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Acconci Studio, New York, NY, US, Architecture Design Intern

Integral contributor as design team member on Grow Your Own: House of Grass, an
augmented reality project. Conducted research and contributed design for the 2011 One Prize
competition entry (semi-finalist). Worked on mock-ups, created diagrams and renderings for the
2011 BOFFO Building Fashion pop-up store competition entry (semi-finalist). Developed the
base schematic design, Conducted materials research, graphic design experiments exploring
the use of Moires in private and public spaces, created drawings and models and worked
directly with a consultant engineer on the studio’s entry for the 2011 Gwangiu Biennale Project.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master in Design Studies, History & Philosophy of Design

Postgraduate design research program pursuing theoretical and historical background of design. Pursued extensive design and fabrication training in and beyond the classroom to supplement theoretical focus including product design and fabrication and architectural competition entries.

Sep 2012 - May 2014

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

5-year architectural education engaged in architectural drafting and design, modeling
and rendering, theoretical and historical frameworks, professional practice, structural and
environmental design, and building systems course work and training.

Aug 2007 - May 2012

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