Andrea Dietz (ahd@a-D-hd.com) is an architect, designer, and educator.
She is an associate with Chu + Gooding Architects, a Los Angeles-based office with an expertise in exhibition design.
She recently wrapped up the 5-year management of a $2.8 million federal award that supported the launch of the graduate architecture programs at Woodbury University. Through this grant, she coordinated curriculum development and oversaw the expansion and integration of campus fabrication and shop facilities and resources. She maintains an active interest in architecture and design pedagogy and in craft culture and technology.
She teaches the bookend content – fundamental principles and advanced research methodologies – of architecture and design, both formally (as adjunct faculty with Cal Poly Pomona and Woodbury University) and informally (as a guest lecturer and in workshops).
She creates, researches, writes, and curates as freelance and personal practices. Her independent work aims to mediate the conceptual and the material in architecture, industrial design, and the decorative arts.
She has a background in event and exhibition production with estudio teddy cruz and Kyong Park’s New Silk Roads project and in participatory and public interest design with Design Corps.
a-D-hd is Andrea Dietz’s platform for collecting and sharing design-world explorations.