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Andres Harris Bio

Andres Harris

twitter: @HarrisAndres


British-Chilean Architect  has always been interested in exploring new design strategies, responsive architecture and pushing the limits of architecture in many ways.

Andres graduated with distinctions at Universidad Finis Terrae University, Santiago, where he soon started to teach as an assistant professor before emigrating to London after two years of work experience in Chile.

In September 2007 he pursued the MSc in Emergent Technologies + Design at the Architectural Association and during the course he participated in two built projects: Termas de Quitralco Shelter, and The EmTech Canopy at the AA.

During his AA year, he also collaborated in a research with Mike Weinstock for two publications and his MSc dissertation thesis was one of the top-10 finalists for the 2008 FEIDAD award.

After graduating from the AA and fulfilling his scholarship duties he joined Foster + Partners, London.

During his first year at the practice he was a member of the Atelier Foster+Nouvel,participating in a joint-venture with the French architect Jean Nouvel. At the same time he started as Media Studies tutor at the AA.

His work and collaborations have been published in Europe, Asia and the Americas and has given lectures on Generative and Biomimetic Design in Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires; Argentina, in which he was a key speaker among other renown Latin American architects.

In June 2011 Andres Participated as Keynote speaker and Chairman at the Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing conference in Leiria, Portugal.

Andres is currently working at Foster + Partners, London and has worked on residential, cultural, commercial and office buildings around the world , two of which have been completed and two others on site; and is still aiming to develop his skills and share his knowledge by lecturing in different places throughout the world and also teaching and participating as MArch Jury at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.

Andres recently participated as lecturer and workshop tutor at UrbaVerde event in Porto, Portugal (April 2012) in which he gave an introduction on Biomimetic Design and Parametric tools, and participated as a Chairman and Key Lecturer at InfoTech World Congress in Dalian, China, making this his first lecture in Asia.


001 Education

2006-2007MSc in Emergent Technologies and Design, Architectural Association,

2005:BA in Architecture- Architect degree (Grad. with Distinctions), Finis Terrae University, Chile.

1997-1998 Camp Hill High School, Camp Hill, PA, USA.

1997 Atholton High School, MD, USA

1985-1996 Trewhela’s English School, Santiago, Chile.


002 Work Experience

2010: AA Spring Visting programme tutor

2009: Dip5 Digital Advisor, Architectural Association, London

2007-Current:Foster + Partners, London

2008 – Current:Media Studies Tutor, Architectural Association, London

2007: Research Assistant for Mike Weinstock, AA, London

2003-2006: Box Image Architects, Santiago Chile

2005-2006: Assistant Professor in Tenth Semester Architecture Unit and

Sustainable Architecture, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago


2003: Internship at Del Fierro-Carmona-Vilches Architects, Santiago Chile

003 Publications, Exhibitions and Lectures

2014 InfoTech Wolrd Congress, Dalian China (lecturer and chairman)

2012 Urbaverde, Porto, Portugal (lecturer and workshop tutor)

2011 International Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing 2011 in Leiria, Portugal (Chairman, Keynote speaker, Member of Scientific Comitee)

2011 – Biomimicry in Architecture- Michael Pawlyn

2010 – July -TodoObras Magazine No. 92 (Chile) -Exclusive Interview

2010 – June -TodoObras Magazine (Argentina)

2010 – June – TodoObras Magazine (Chile)

2010 – June – VII CONGRESO SISTECCER – Buenos Aires Argentina (Key Speaker)

2010 – Digital Und Analog Magazine – Germany – Emtech Canopy 2007

2010 – Revista BIT N0. 70 – Santiago, Chile (architecture+construction magazine)

2010 – Biomimetic-Architecture.com

2009 – TodoObras Magazine, Chile

2009 – Parametric Design lecture, (In collaboration with Alex Loyer-Hughes from Pratt University NYC)

2009 – Biomimetic Architecture, UFT, Santiago, Chile

2008 – FEIDAD – finalist

2008 – Versatility and Vicissitude, AD Wyley, London

2008 – Vivienda y Decoracion Magazine, Chile

2008 – ‘Viscous Morphologies’ London, UK

2007 – Viscous Material System Prototype for the ‘End of the year Exhibition’, AA, London

2007‘Patagonian Shelter in Chile’ XXI Architecture Magazine, Turkey

2003-2004-2005 Best Architecture Student’s Projects exhibition, UFT, Chile


004 Computer-Aided Design Skills

3D Studio Max (Mascript) -Advanced

Bentley Generative Components

Rhinoceros (Vba Scripting) -Grasshopper – Advanced

Microstation – Advanced

AutoCAD – Advanced

Photoshop – Advanced

ASYS Multiphysichs + Computer Fluid Dynamics







Procedural’s CityEngine