M.Arch. with Distinction, Southern California Institute of Architecture
B.F.A., The Cooper Union
Founder / Principal, OCDC
Andy Ku received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Cooper Union, spending his undergraduate studies forging interest towards architecture from conceptual sculpture and Swiss style graphic design. He also has a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc. During this period, his work was charged by the pivotal transition of massive design tool change from a strictly analogue practice towards the digital. Andy is principal and founder of OCDC, a Los Angeles-based architecture office that draws design concerns and modus operandi from the terrains of technology and media culture. The firm won four AIA Next LA awards in its first two years of operation. Since then it has produced numerous award-winning projects at multiple scales across continents. The work of OCDC has exhibited in Cape Town, Milan, New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, and Taipei. In conjunction with the practice of OCDC, Andy has connected professionally with NBBJ as a lead designer for Sports & Entertainment architecture and planning division. He also has served as an executive architect on large-scale institution and arts performance projects at Gruen Associates. Andy has been teaching in the area of visual studies and design studio since 2003. Prior to USC he has held academic positions at UCLA and SCI-Arc, developing a blend of research that speculates on the problem of architectural representation and its relationship to building design.