Founder - Director
André Schmidt was trained at the Ecolde d’architecture de Paris-Belleville and at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, KIT. Shortly after his graduation he first joined OMA Asia in 2000 in Hong Kong, where he worked on projects in Korea such as the SK-Telecom Headquarters building in Seoul.
Back in Europe he gained further experience with the German-French firm Labfac on various projects in Germany before he joined OMA / Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam for the CCTV headquarters project in 2003. Andre started with the masterplanning and later joining the team for CCTV’s sibling TVCC.
In 2005 he transferred to Beijing, where he acted as project architect for TVCC. During this pre-olympic period, he has published a book on Beijings rapid urban transformation. Andre successfully led the design competition for the Taipei Performing Arts Center, which is currently under construction. He stayed with OMA as Associate until January 2009, when he relocated to New York to take on a teaching assignment as visiting critic at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence.
In 2010 Andre moved to Denmark to work with BIG and lead numerous large scale projects, including super-tall high rise projects, as project director and Associate. He stayed with BIG until end of 2013. During his professional career Andre has gained extensive international work experience within Europe and Asia. Since 2014 Andre is the principal of MATTER - Practice for Architecture and Urbanism based in Berlin.
Dipl. AA, MDesS Harvard, Architekt
2019 - Gründungspartner MTTR, Berlin, DE
2014-17 - Gastprofessor, DIA, Dessau, DE
2013-17 - Gründungspartner TvBF Architekten, Köln, DE
2011-14 - Dozent, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
2007-11 - Projektleiter, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, CH
2007 - MDesS, Harvard, Cambridge, US
2005-06 - Projektleiter, MVRDV, Rotterdam NL
2005 - Diplom, Architectural Association, London, UK