Andrew Lyon studied at UCLA School of Art before receiving an A.B. in Architectural Studies from Brown University in 2003 and a Masters of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 2006. At Yale he received the Wendy Elizabeth Blanning Prize for the student showing the most promise in the profession of architecture, as well as the Christopher Tunnard Fellowship for excellence in planning and urban design.
Currently he works for Grimshaw Architects in New York. Previously at KPF, he worked on competitions for an art museum in Michigan, a large mixed use urban development in Tokyo and he saw a cancer research institute through construction document phase. As an Associate at Ball-Nogues Studio, Andrew was involved at every level of the studio. Being part of a three person studio, he wore many hats: designer, fabricator, project manager, office manager and was key part of growing the studio.
He has taught workshops at The Harvard Graduate School of Design, a design build studio at The Southern California Institute of Architecture and was a design studio teaching assistant at Yale. He has sat on juries as a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, UCLA school of Architecture, Otis College of Art, Art Center School of Design, Woodbury University School of Architecture, Yale School of Architecture and Columbia University.
He sends out a monthly music email and beyond his work at Grimshaw Architects, The Functionality is his main focus.