M.Arch. with Distinction, Southern California Institute of Architecture
B.F.A., The Cooper Union
Andy Ku received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cooper Union, developing his undergraduate studies towards architecture from conceptual sculpture and Swiss style graphic design. He also has a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc. During this pivotal period, his work was charged by the transition of massive design tool change from a strictly analogue endeavor towards the digital. Andy is principal and co-founder of OCDC, a Los Angeles-based architectural design practice that draws concerns from the terrains of culture and technology. Approaching materials and mediums from diverse origins, Andy's research explores cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary tendencies, connecting architecture with other vital contemporary arts and design fields for potential progress and inquiry.
OCDC won four AIA Next LA awards in its first two years of operation. Since then, Andy and his office have produced numerous award-winning projects at multiple scales across continents. The work of OCDC has exhibited in Cape Town, Milan, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, and Taipei. In conjunction with the practice of OCDC, Andy has connected professionally with various high-profile architecture firms in Los Angeles, contributing his efforts on many large-scale building typologies and planning projects. Andy has been teaching in the area of visual studies, applied studies, and diverse levels of design studio since 2003. Prior to USC, Andy has held academic positions at SCI-Arc and UCLA, cultivating a blend of research that speculates on the problem of representation and its relationship to building design.