“EVERY NO ARCHITECTURE SPACE FEELS HUMAN CENTERED.”
— Architect Magazine
NO ARCHITECTURE is a minority-owned, single-office international architecture and design practice based in New York.
Founded by Andrew Heid in 2014, NO ARCHITECTURE is known for realizing spaces that offer greater spiritual, ecological, and cultural harmony.
"NO ARCHITECTURE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ARCHITECTURE'S ABILITY TO INFLUENCE SOCIAL INTERACTION"
Our holistic, iterative design process combined with a rigorous interrogation of site, context, and constraints yields each project’s outcome. In the context of each projecy, we are inspired to translate our expertise in integrating mass timber design & digital prefabrication, for sustainable living, connected to nature into larger scale urban vision of high density housing, culture, mixed use retail, and commercial types.
Our signature approach prioritizes transparency and activity to create harmony between architecture and nature. Our current work includes private residences, interiors, museums and other buildings around the country and the world. We are thought leaders in community engagement participation, and public processes to encourage and receive input across each stage of design.
"NO ARCHITECTURE REINVENTS TRANSPARENCY NOT ONLY THROUGH MATERIALITY, BUT HOW PEOPLE INTERACT".
— L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui
Andrew Heid Founding Principal
A licensed architect, Andrew is founding principal of NO ARCHITECTURE. Known for realizing spaces that offer greater spiritual, ecological, and cultural harmony, NO ARCHITECTURE’s work has been recognized by Architect Magazine’s Next Progressives, the Boston Society of Architects’ Honor Award, AIA New York’s Honor Housing Design Award, the Union Internationale des Architectes’ Japan Institute of Architects Prize, and Princeton University’s Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize.
Andrew is currently Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, visiting assistant professor at Pratt, and contributing editor at Phaidon. Previously, Andrew was architecture editor at Cultured Magazine, visiting assistant professor at GSAPP at Columbia University, and lecturer at the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture. He has also been an invited juror at Harvard, Columbia, The Cooper Union, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, NJIT, NYIT, Pratt, Parsons, Temple, UCLA, and Yale.
Andrew has lectured on his work at Tongji and Shenzhen Universities, on “Toward a harmony between nature and architecture” at Telluride Art and Architecture, on “Housing and Habitat in the 4th Industrial Revolution” at the Positive Economy Forum, and at the Beijing International Design Week. Previously, he exhibited “From Collective Form to Ecological Urbanism: Towards Climate Resilient Housing” at Re-Living the City, at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture, Shenzhen. In addition, Andrew exhibited work at Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Shenzhen Design Forum, MoMA, and the Beijing Architecture Biennale. Before founding NO ARCHITECTURE, Andrew practiced at REX and O.M.A. in New York and Rotterdam. Along with editing Glass Houses (2023), Andrew edited Ten Canonical Buildings: 1950-2000, with Peter Eisenman. Andrew is an AIA, Swiss REG, MBE, NCARB-certified architect, with licensure in New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Raised in Oregon of Chinese and German heritage, he studied architecture at the Architectural Association, received his BA in architecture with honors from Yale University, and his M.Arch from Princeton University.
1st Prize Nanchong Nature City
1st Prize for Qianjiang Nature Island
1st Prize for Tongzhou Grand Canal
Finalist for Qianhai New City Center
Finalist for Fantawild Headquarters
Invited lectures at Tongji University, Shenzhen University, Beijing International Design Week, Positive Economic Forum
Courtyard House awarded highest Honor Award from Boston Society of Architects and AIA New York
Nominated for the MCHAP.emerge, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Harvard Wheelwright Prize
Exhibited at Hong Kong and Shenzhen Biennale, Beijing Biennale, Beijin Design Week, MoMA, and Storefront for Art + Architecture
Awarded Princeton’s highest honor Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize
Awarded the New York Heritage Award for the Highline
Awarded Japan Institute of Architects Prize
Contemporary Art Museum
Courgar Ridge House
Devil Lake House
Lima Art Museum
Natural History Museum
Oregon Wine Hotel
Qianjian Nature Island
Tongzhou Grand Canal
Urban Tree House
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal