Andrew Kudless investigates the emergent relationships among architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. His work strives to find organic integration in a material system's form, growth, and behavior. In architectural terms, this results in understanding how geometry, fabrication, and performance can work together to form a more effective architectural project.
In 2004 he founded the interdisciplinary design and architecture studio MATSYS. The firm specializes in complex geometry, digital fabrication, and procedural techniques such as scripting. Notable projects include C_Wall, P_Wall, and Manifold. MATSYS pursues independent commissions and consults for leading design firms.
Andrew has lectured internationally on his work. Recent lectures have been at SCI-Arc, CalPoly Pomona, Ball State University, Columbia University, and TUDelft. The work of MATSYS has been exhibited in the US, Japan, England, France, and China. Recently, C_Wall and the Tulum Site Museum have been published in the book Digital Diagrams. In 2009 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commissioned P_Wall (2009) for the exhibition, Sensate: Bodies and Design and the piece was added to the museum's permanent collection. In 2012, the Centre Pompidou commissioned a new work, Chrysalis (III) for its permanent collection. In 2013, a new version of the P_Wall was permanently installed in the lobby of the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.
Andrew has taught at Ohio State University, Yale University, Rice University, and the Architectural Association. He was the Howard E. LeFevre Fellow for Emerging Practitioners at OSU in 2005 and was the recipient of a 2004 FEIDAD Design Merit Award and a 1998 Fulbright Fellowship in Japan. He has worked as a designer for Allied Works Architecture in Portland and New York and as a digital design consultant for Expedition Engineering in London.
ACADIA recently honored Kudless with a 2015 Award of Teaching Excellence.
Associate Professor, Architecture