Alfredo Andia | MAA Co-Director and Associate Professor
Alfredo has taught in different capacities at U. of Cincinnati, U.C. Berkeley, and has been an invited lecturer to more than 20 universities and research institutes in Argentina, Chile, Denmark, Italy, Japan, South Africa, USA, and Venezuela. Dr. Andía combines his interest and expertise in architectural design, digital technologies and design theories. He has more than 45 papers published on these subjects in venues such as Leonardo, Journal of Architecture Education, and conferences such as Siggraph, Sigradi, ACSA, IMCL and Networked Realities Japan. He is the founder and coordinator of the Internet Studio initiative. The “iStudio” has became one of the largest experiences in collaborative design studio education in the world in which eleven schools of architecture in Latin America, South Africa, and the U.S. have participated. The teaching experiences have been featured in significant media pieces in the BBC, Discovery Channel, Government Video Magazine, Archigeo Magazine in Italy, AP and UPI wire, and in other media outlets in Argentina, Chile, and France. His recent architectural work was selected among the finalists for the September 11th memorial competition for the city of Huntington, N.Y. and finalist for the bicentennial tower competition for the Municipality of Santiago de Chile. The student work produced in Professor Andia’s studios at FIU have received several recognitions in international competitions such as finalist in the Coney Island Competition organized by the Van Alen Institute, NY, and finalist in the EcoHouse Competition in England. Dr. Andía holds a Master degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.