Andrew Watkins is an architect and urban designer at the SWA Group. He recently finished a Master’s of Architecture in Urban Design degree at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where he graduated with distinction and received the Award for Academic Excellence in Urban Planning and Urban Design. He is a registered architect; LEED accredited and received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree, Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University in 2002 with the Luther Gifford Prize in Architecture for Highest Rank in Scholarship. After graduating he won the Mark and Pearl Clements Internship Award and spent the summer working with Andrea Ponsi Architetto in Florence, Italy.
Past professional office experience includes positions with Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Andrea Ponsi Architetto, Childs Bertman Tseckares, and a research fellowship with Moshe Safdie and Associates entitled “Tall Buildings in the City.” Andrew is also a founding member of Design-Lab, an inter-disciplinary collaborative actively pursuing research and practice in design—focusing on architecture, graphic design and photography. He has entered multiple design competitions including the Trapelo Road Transit Shelters with Design-Lab which was awarded first prize in a competition sponsored by Demios (formerly MacPhail Architectural Collaborative) of Belmont, MA in 2003. In 2004, Andrew won the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel grant from the AIA NY for his proposal Opportunities for Contemporary Urban [Trans]Formations in Eastern Germany.
Teaching experience includes instructing design studios at Wentworth Institue of Technology and The Boston Architectural College , instructing drawing with the Environmental Design and Interiors program of Syracuse University in Florence Italy, and as a guest critic at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University.
Andrew enjoys playing soccer, squash, sailing, reading, cooking and games.