Andrew Plumb

Design Critic in Architecture

Andrew Plumb is a Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is currently teaching Core Architecture Studios.

He is a founding Partner of Aamodt / Plumb Architects where he serves as the Director of Design Research. He is focused on developing a holistic practice of architecture that increases the agency and influence of the discipline through built work and innovative methods of practice. His research explores the relationships of time, space and human experience as mediated by built form and the body. Along with his partner, Mette Aamodt, he has co-founded Slow Space, a movement that seeks to align the building industry and the public at large with the values of creating quality buildings that are good, clean and fair.

Aamodt / Plumb’s work has been published in A+ Architecture, The Best of Architizer 2017 (Phaidon, 2017), The Boston Globe, Contemporist, Curbed, Designboom, Design\Milk, Design New England, Dezeen, Fast Company, Domus, Hamptons Magazine, Boston Home, Architect Magazine, Architizer, Arch Daily, Hypebeast, ID Boston, LUXE, Modern Luxury, Ocean Home, Builder Magazine.

Aamodt / Plumb has received national and international awards including two 2017 Architizer A+ Jury Awards for their Modern Texas Prefab and Stone Ribbon projects, selection into Curbed’s 2015 Class of Groundbreakers citing the firm’s holistic approach to design practice, a 2015 AIA Austin Design Award for the Modern Texas Prefab project, a winning entry for the Warming Huts v.2013: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice for The Smokehouse, and a 2012 Housing Design Award from the Boston Society of Architects for the Hamptons Beach House.

Aamodt / Plumb has realized over 40 projects for private, public and institutional clients throughout New England, New York, Texas, Winnipeg and Whistler.

Andrew graduated from MIT with a Bachelor of Science in Art & Design in 1997. He received his Master of Architecture from the GSD in 2001 and was the recipient of the AIA / AAF Merit Award for the Scholarly Pursuit of Architecture.

He has been a guest critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, University of Texas, Austin, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology and conducted the Firm in Residence Studio at Roger Williams University in 2016.

Prior to founding Aamodt Plumb Architects, Andrew worked at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York where he was a designer on the Seven World Trade Center, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice projects. He also worked as a project architect at Peter Rose + Partners and Anmahian Winton Architects focusing on several private residences that served as a foundation for his ongoing explorations of materiality, craft and design for the senses.