Andrew Hausmann

Associate Principal, Chicago

Andrew lives by the mantra: be curious, be fair, be patient. This curiosity took him on a path from his native New Jersey to New York where, after studying theatre in college, he tried his hand at set design. Realizing it was not his true calling, he decided to go back to school for architecture and focus on the human-centric design that transforms our everyday.

He believes that the best design is achieved when you can put aside preconceptions and really listen to your client’s vision, continuously collaborate and communicate, and step in as guidance is needed.

Andrew is passionate about successful design, focusing on details that improve the processes and address the pain points for his clients. “Design should be purpose-forward and provide improved function, in addition to alluring aesthetics, to truly serve the goals of the client.”

OCLC; Dublin, OH
OCLC Headquarters, Dublin, Ohio
The renovation broke down barriers, repurposed unused exterior plazas and enlivened interior spaces, to help transform OCLC's culture. The results were recognized with AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award and an Interior Design Magazine Best of Year honor.
OCLC; Dublin, OH
OCLC Headquarters, Dublin, Ohio
At a design competition kick-off, Andrew proposed spending a day shadowing the client before diving into design. With valuable day-in-the-life insights into OCLC’s needs and challenges, his team was able to develop bold ways to reimagine their workplace, which resulted in being awarded the project.
Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus High School Entry
Andrew has been working closely with Shanghai American School on strategic renovations throughout their Puxi and Pudong campuses. With a focus on openness and transparency, the designs improve connection, flow and adds energy to the learning environment..

Andrew loves being active: growing up on the East Coast near the ocean, he loves sailing. He even met his wife on the sailing team in college. He also plays team hockey as much as he can.

Andrew's Featured Work

Northwestern University Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
Chicago, Illinois