Andrew Brody

Nothing is more rewarding than when a student's research, concepts, and aesthetics come together to form a unique and rich design.

Biography

Professor Brody is a licensed architect in Maine and Massachusetts. His private practice is focused on smaller scale residential projects.

Prof. Brody's teaching philosophy can be summed up as follows: Designers in training must study both theoretical constructions and the body of architectural knowledge and skills, but they must also experiment. They must be encouraged to take risks, plunging in even when they are not fully confident in their knowledge or skills. The design process is a conversation, and is often ambiguous, and successful tactics amorphous. Being flexible and also persistent help to create holistic, grounded architecture.

Education

  • Master of Architecture, University of Oregon May, 1994
    Emphasis on sustainable design; passive heating, cooling; strategic use of regional and local environmental conditions; also,Scandinavian design.
    Thesis: A Scandinavian-American Cultural Center, Portland, Oregon
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Columbia University January, 1989

Accomplishments

Prof. Brody completed the textbook, Electronic Workflow for Interior Designers and Architects, in Fall 2010. In it, he outlines strategies for efficiently managing workflow between several of the most common types of software that designers use: sketch modeling, building information modeling, rendering, and photo editing. A designer must leverage the most powerful features within each type of software while avoiding electronic dead-ends, where design updates in one program do not affect the model or rendering in other software. View more information about the title

Courses

  • ID 103 Media I
  • ID 104 Media II
  • ID 201 Studio IIA (hospitality)
  • ID 206 Construction + Materials II
  • ID 220 Electronic Media I
  • ID 230 Electronic Media II
  • ID 300 Portfolio/Professional Practice
  • ID 302 Studio IIIA: Healthcare (online)
  • ID 304 Media IV: Advanced Rendering
  • ID 307 Construction + Materials III: Lighting + Building Systems (On campus and online)
  • ID 308 Construction + Materials IV: Construction Documents
  • ID 403 Professional Practice
  • ID 475 Advanced Issues
  • ID 480 Semester Internship
  • ID 489 Thesis I (On campus and online)
  • ID 490 Thesis II
  • ID 507 Advanced Lighting (Graduate level)
  • ID 520 Advanced Electronic Media (Graduate level)