Andrew Heid

Design Critic in Architecture

Andrew Philip Heid is Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

A licensed architect, Andrew is founding principal of NO ARCHITECTURE. Known for realizing spaces that offer greater spiritual, ecological, and cultural harmony, NO ARCHITECTURE’s work has been recognized by Architect Magazine’s Next Progressives, the Boston Society of Architects’ Honor Award, AIA New York’s Honor Housing Design Award, the Union Internationale des Architectes’ Japan Institute of Architects Prize, and Princeton University’s Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize.

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NO ARCHITECTURE’s expertise is in new forms of organization in architecture and urbanism: from framing how people live at the scale of a room, to new ways of living convivially and resiliently at the scale of a city. Through this framework, the work innovates new spatial typologies that are dedicated to the harmony of nature, ecology, and urbanism with innovative architecture. NO ARCHITECTURE focuses on understanding how the world was organized in the past and present, in order to understand how the world can be organized in the future: liberating the built environment to support meaningful, sustainable connections to community and nature.

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NO ARCHITECTURE’s work has been nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Harvard University’s Wheelwright Prize, and has been featured in Architectural Digest, AD China, AD Germany, AD Italia, Architectural Record, Architect, Cultured, Divisare, Dwell, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Luxe TV, NBC, the New York Times, Phaidon, Taschen, Vogue China, Wallpaper* and the Wall Street Journal. PIN-UP Architecture Magazine published NO ARCHITECTURE as one of New York’s most innovative practices.

NO ARCHITECTURE’s signature architectural approach is flexible spaces, that create connectivity between indoors and outdoors, private and communal activities, and adaptable live and work spaces. Current work includes private residences, interiors, museums and other buildings around the country and the world. Recent projects include Nanchong Nature City, Beijing Tongzhou Grand Canal, Qianhai New City Center in Shenzhen, and houses in Aspen, the Berkshires, Canada, New York City, the Oregon wine country, and the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Andrew is currently Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, visiting assistant professor at Pratt, and contributing editor at Phaidon. Previously, Andrew was architecture editor at Cultured Magazine, visiting assistant professor at GSAPP at Columbia University, and lecturer at the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture. He has also been an invited juror at Harvard, Columbia, The Cooper Union, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, NJIT, NYIT, Pratt, Parsons, Temple, UCLA, and Yale.

Andrew has lectured on his work at Tongji and Shenzhen Universities, on “Toward a harmony between nature and architecture” at Telluride Art and Architecture, on “Housing and Habitat in the 4th Industrial Revolution” at the Positive Economy Forum, and at the Beijing International Design Week. Previously, he exhibited “From Collective Form to Ecological Urbanism: Towards Climate Resilient Housing” at Re-Living the City, at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture, Shenzhen. In addition, Andrew exhibited work at Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Shenzhen Design Forum, MoMA, and the Beijing Architecture Biennale. Before founding NO ARCHITECTURE, Andrew practiced at REX and O.M.A. in New York and Rotterdam. Along with editing Glass Houses (2023), Andrew edited Ten Canonical Buildings: 1950-2000, with Peter Eisenman. Andrew is an AIA, Swiss REG, MBE, NCARB-certified architect, with licensure in New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association, and received his BA in architecture with honors from Yale University, and his M.Arch from Princeton University.