Andrea was born in Winnipeg, on the Canadian prairies, and now lives and works in Vancouver.
She holds a degree in Interior Design from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, as well as a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia.
Andrea got her design career start with Robert Ledingham Design Consultants working on custom residential interiors. Following her architecture degree, she collaborated closely with David Nicolay, principal of Evoke International Design, where she worked on West 9th 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. Andrea's projects have won Awards of Excellence and Merit at the IDIBC Shine Awards in 2017 and 2018.
Her work has been published in Dwell, Western Living, Western Living Condo, Canadian House & Home, and Montecristo. In 2016, Andrea served as a juror on for the Lighting Architecture Movement Project (LAMP).
In addition to her design practice, Andrea is also the co-founder of The Aviary, Vancouver's first co-working studio for designers and architects.
Andrea has lived in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan for five years and speaks fluent Japanese. She has also studied and travelled extensively in Cuba and speaks fluent Spanish.