Andy Groarke

Design Critic in Architecture

Andy studied architecture at The University of Sheffield. He founded London-based studio Carmody Groarke with Kevin Carmody in 2006 after they met working at David Chipperfield Architects. The studio has developed an international reputation for arts and cultural projects and for the transformation of historic buildings in the UK and overseas. Recent projects include a temporary museum for Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House in Scotland, the Windermere Jetty Museum in the Lake District, and the restoration of the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. Current projects include a comprehensive heritage restoration and new-build extension to the Design Museum Gent and a site-wide decarbonisation masterplan and new archive for the British Library, Boston Spa.

Andy lectures internationally on architecture and the work of Carmody Groarke and has taught architecture at schools including the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), The Royal College of Art, Porto Academy, The University of Stuttgart, Cornell University and Yale School of Architecture, where he was William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor. He has been a Visiting Professor of Practice at The University of Sheffield since 2014 and an external examiner at the London School of Architecture since 2021.

Monographs on the work of Carmody Groarke have been published by El Croquis, 2G and AMAG. A new monograph of the studio’s work will be published by Japanese publisher A+U in summer 2023.