Andrew Mateja

Andrew Mateja

Columbus, OH, US



 Graduate of The Ohio State University with B.S. in Architecture.

Currently attending University of Illinois-Chicago for M.Arch

I am an avid photographer and architectural designer.

"Architecture helps people, it helps society thrive. The design should not just please the eye, it should please its inhabitants. It should borrow from its contexts and maximize its location.

Architecture reflects the potentials of our imagination and the realities of the living world."



M+A Architects, Columbus, OH, US, Project Coordinator I

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Assistant to Building Coordinator - Knowlton School of Architecture

Coordinate assembly spaces for presentation models, assist with building maintenance during University Breaks. Photograph review spaces and presentations for online publication.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2013

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Student Assistant - Facilities and Operations Department

Reviewed Architectural Documents and converted to CAD. Created 3D Sketchup models of dorm rooms for incoming students. Met with project coordinators to discuss future projects.

Jan 2012 - Mar 2012


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2015 - current

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Honors Research Distinction

Sep 2009 - May 2013


2014 International Photography Competition, 1st Place

"The peacock is a beautiful creature with an endless array of colors to greet your eye. At the Rome zoo, this peacock was gracefully roaming the walkways free in all its glory. As I approached it, it turned towards me, ready to put on a show for the camera."


2012 OSU IMI Masonry Competiton, Honorable Mention

Selected as top 10 Finalist


Howard Dwight Smith 1907 Scholarship, Scholarship

Established in 1956 with gifts from friends of Howard Dwight Smith (B Arch Eng 1907 and the University Architect from 1929 to 1956) to provide a scholarship for a student in the architecture section. Mr. Smith also taught at the School from 1918 to 1921 and 1929 to 1956. Traditionally, the scholarship is awarded to a student who has active leadership qualities, with preference to those with financial need.


Paul E. Young '55 Scholarship, Scholarship

Established in 2002 with gifts from the Young family in honor of Professor Paul Young’s 33-year teaching career at The Ohio State University. The fund provides support to architecture students who consistently exhibit a deep understanding of, and strong commitment to, the role that architecture plays in enhancing the quality of everyday life.


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