Andrea was born in Winnipeg, on the Canadian prairies, and now lives and works in Vancouver.
She got a degree in interior design from Kwantlen University, then completed a Master of Architecture at the University of British Columbia.
She has collaborated with Robert Ledingham on custom residential architecture and interiors. And with David Nicolay, principal of Evoke International Design, where she worked on West 9th residence, Stokes residence, Trevor Linden’s Whistler residence, Terminus, Paris Block, and Sanafir Restaurant & Lounge. She started her own practice in 2010, focusing entirely on residential building design and interiors.
Andrea has been selected for various awards, starting with the Abraham Rogatnik Book Prize for her architectural thesis, Community Architecture: Native Housing in Bella Coola, awarded for “creative and poetic talent in a design that also enriches the environment, and inspires the spiritual lives of the people using that environment.” She is an NCIDQ Registered Interior Designer in Canada and the United States. And she was selected to be a juror on the 2016 Lighting Architecture Movement Project (LAMP).
Andrea lived in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan for five years and speaks fluent Japanese. She has also travelled extensively in Cuba and speaks fluent Spanish.
In addition to her design practice, Andrea is also a co-founder of The Aviary, a Vancouver co-working space for designers and architects.
Her work has been published in Dwell, Western Living and Western Living Condo, Canadian House & Home, and Montecristo.