Andrew grew up in Honesdale, Pennsylvania & graduated from Honesdale High School in 2010. He graduated with an Associate of Art in General Studies from Northampton in 2012 and from Marywood University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Architecture. After graduation, Andrew moved to Pittsburgh where he worked for a small firm until relocating to the Lehigh Valley in January of 2019. He works for MKSD Architects in Allentown as a project designer. He is an avid snowboarder and craft beer connoisseur.
Q & A
Earliest memory of architecture? My earliest memories of architecture exist while driving around my hometown and surrounding areas with my father and grandfather listening to their description of contracting work done in the particular property or structures
In your “spare time” do you pursue any interesting hobbies or extracurricular pursuits? I am a child of winter I love the snow & all the activities that come with the winter season. I teach snowboarding at Camelback Mountain Resort during the winter. I hope to obtain my AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) level II.
What role has mentorship played in your professional development so far? After graduating in 2017 from Marywood University, I was introduced to AIA PA’s Promoting Advocacy and Licensure through Mentorship (PALM) program, which AIA Pittsburgh hosted. This program had a significant impact on my career. Through PALM, I made networking connections to an individual who hired, coached, and mentored me. Kento Ohmori of Fukui Architects played an integral role in my success. With Kento’s leadership and mentoring, I gained experience in all stages of project design. This mentorship helped me gain employment when I relocated to the Lehigh Valley.