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, 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 founder of OCDC, a Los Angeles-based architectural practice that draws concerns and models from the terrains of visual culture, mass media, and technology. His projects won four AIA Next LA awards in its first two years of operation with OCDC. Since then, Andy and his office has produced numerous award-winning projects at multiple scales across continents. His work has been 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 he 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.