Andrew Liang co-founded the internationally recognized and award winning Studio 0.10 in 1997, an architectural firm based in Los Angeles where as the design principal he brings a critical perspective to the work, rooting the firm in pursuing what he calls an “into the marginalities” approach to thinking about design - arguing that it is in the ‘peripheralization’ of mainstream issues that ideas can be liberated from the limitations of pre-established paths and fixed points of axioms of contemporary society and urbanity. The office works across multiple disciplines, scales and typologies. The firm’s projects have garnered many design awards, most recently an AIA/LA Presidential Award for its collaboration on the Los Angeles Police Administrative Buildings. The firm’s work is also frequently featured in academic journals and professional magazines.
Alongside his office work, Andrew is also deeply involved with academia. His academic area of interest and focus is urbanism, specifically book-ended by city's historical structuralization and its continued transformation through global systemics. He’s been a design and urbanism faculty at University of Southern California’s School of Architecture since 2000 and from 2009 to 2013 was the Director of the School’s Asia Architecture and Urbanism program, a research program studying urban morphology and city formation processes specific to Asian cities, particularly spotlighting the rapid urbanization process of key Chinese cities. He has delivered lectures at various venues including AIA/LA and the Asia Pacific Museum in Pasadena and written papers on the subject of China’s rapid urbanization process.
Andrew is an active participant on the international stage where he has served as design jury for international design awards and has contributed articles on architecture and urbanism to journals and magazines. Locally, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Andrew believes in the importance of reciprocity between practice, academia and research. As he has said, “The cross-pollination between testing and applying ideas are two necessary components of a critical engagement with architecture and the city.”