- B.A in Political Science from University of Richmond
- M.Arch from Harvard
Andrew Atwood is Associate Professor at UC Berkeley. His work centers on techniques of representation and practice as conceptual instruments and how they specifically relate to the production of architecture and architectural pedagogy. His published writings include articles in Log, Praxis and Project journals. In 2018, he published the book Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in Architecture with Architecture Research and Design press.Atwood holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard GSD and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Richmond.
In 2011, Atwood established First Office with Anna Neimark in downtown Los Angeles. Their work and writing show a commitment to expanding the role of architecture in the public realm and to bringing the community into a closer relationship with art and architecture. Built projects include a collaboration on the Pinterest Office Headquarters in San Francisco, a temporary Screening Room at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a One-Room House in Los Angeles, a rehabilitation of a Shotgun House in Lexington, Kentucky, and a small art studio in Charlottesville, VA. Collaborative texts have been published widely, including in architecture journals Log, Perspecta, Project, and Think Space Pamphlets. A selection of essays and projects have been compiled in a small book, Nine Essays by First Office, published by Graham Foundation’sTreatise: Why Write Alone. First Office has received numerous honors in competitions and has notably been awarded the Architectural League Prize, Next Progressives by Architect Magazine, and MOMA PS1 YAP finalists.