Andrew Holder is co-principal of The LADG, an architectural practice based in Los Angeles, and an Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he is also Program Director for the MArch I degree track. He is active both as a designer and a theorist of contemporary architecture. His built work and architectural proposals focus on how buildings can become actors in the built environment almost akin to human subjects. Recent projects include a series of five houses in Los Angeles, a retreat in rural Maine, and an architectural anthropology of the Mount Washington suburbs. Andrew’s writing similarly connects architecture’s form and physical presence to its participation in a larger history of ideas, most recently in the book Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech, co-edited with K. Michael Hays. Additional publications include essays and projects in Young Architects 16, a+t, Log, Pidgin, Project, Harvard Design Magazine, and RM 1000. He is a frequent lecturer and guest critic at institutions across the United States and has held teaching appointments at the University of Michigan, the University of Queensland, UCLA, SCI-Arc, and Otis College of Art and Design. He has received a number of recognitions, including two P/A awards, the League Prize from the Architectural League of New York, and citations from the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA.
Edited by K. Michael Hays and Andrew Holder
Jennifer Bonner, Catherine Ingraham, Edward Eigen, Phillip Denny and Antoine Picon, Contributors
Grace La, Lead Faculty
Andrew Holder, Contributor