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Andrew Younker

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Andrew joined MASS in 2021 as a Designer and is based in the Hudson Valley office. With a background in both landscape architecture and architecture, he interrogates the ways ecological, cultural and political systems interact through time, constructing and deconstructing space. At MASS, he is eager to explore the ways community engagement and design can together contribute to social and ecological justice.

During his time at graduate school in Massachusetts, Andrew’s thesis work, Building/Unbuilding, explored the unbuilding work of design through a look at the settler colonial expansion of the United States across the continent. Prior to joining MASS, he gained experience at a number of design firms, most recently at Hargreaves Jones in Cambridge, MA and Atelier Jean Nouvel in Paris, FR.

Born and raised in the Great Plains, Andrew studied architecture, film and art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s GSD and a Master’s of Architecture from MIT.