Andrew Zago

Andrew Zago is the Coordinator of the Visual Studies program and principal of Zago Architecture. Of his firm's work, the American Academy of Arts and Letters citation states: "Against the contemporary fascination with limitless fluidity, Andrew Zago proposes highly disciplined structures framing spaces that support and promote a vigorous dialectic between solid and void, transparency and opacity, movement and stasis." The firm has designed projects in the US and Korea and its work has appeared internationally in books, professional journals and reviews. Notable among the firm's projects are the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Fine Venture Office Tower, completed in association with Yamasaki Associates, Korea and a design studio facility for Cornell University's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. From 2003 to 2007, Zago was the founding director of the Master of Architecture program at the City College of New York, and he has also taught at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, UCLA and the Ohio State University. He frequently lectures, and his work has been exhibited in Berlin, New York, Cornell University, Princeton and Los Angeles. Zago is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a member of the National Register of Peer Professionals of the General Services Administration in Washington. He is a recipient of both an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Fellowship Grant from the United States Artists organization. In 2005 a book on the firm's work, Zago Architecture and Office dA : Two Installations was published by SCI-Arc Press. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.