Andrew Thurlow is the Director of Thurlow Small, Inc, based in Emeryville, California.

His recent projects have focused on infrastructural lighting, with an underpass design starting in Baltimore MD, and another competition-winning design for an underpass in Washington DC, titled Rain, constructed in 2018, which has received an International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) 2020 Lighting Design Award Special Citation, an American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIA-SF) 2019 Design Award Special Commendation, an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards National Recognition Award, and an ACEC of Metropolitan Washington 2018-2019 Engineering Excellence Honor Award. This project was also recently featured in the February 2020 issues of Architectural Lighting and Architect magazine.

Prior to his Northern California project focus, Andrew completed two interior design projects for a web marketing company in Providence, RI, and a creative commons for an advertising agency in Providence, RI. Previous work includes a 480 hectare centralized park design for Yinzhou, China, which received an Honor Award from the ASLA, RI Chapter. He lead the proposal that was selected as a finalist for both the National AIDS Memorial Competition in San Francisco, CA and the Harborwalk Competition in Gloucester, MA. His work has been published by Damdi, Birkhauser, and The Center for American Architecture and Design, and in the architectural journals Arch+, Archithese, Era 21, Indian Architect & Builder, Metropolis, Praxis, and Stad.

Andrew’s previous professional work in the office of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates includes the Trenton Firehouse and Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania. At Ballinger Architects he designed multiple facilities for Comcast, the Cabrini College Sports Recreation Center in Radnor, Pennsylvania and the Henry M. Rowan School of Engineering at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. For Rowan, Ballinger received a Design Excellence Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.  Andrew received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor in Architecture from Syracuse University.


Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, 1998
Avery Library Archive, selected for permanent collection
CAD Design Honor Award
Full Teaching Assistant Award Scholarship

Syracuse University, School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, 1994
James Britton Memorial Award for Outstanding Thesis
Super Jury, Thesis Invitation
AIA Academic Scholarship, New York
Frederick W. Revels Traveling Scholarship
Slivers Design Award, awarded in second year

Roger Williams University, Tenured Associate Professor of Architecture and Director, Digital Manufacturing Laboratory, 2004 – 2014
University of Tennessee, College of Architecture + Design, Assistant Professor, 1998 – 2004
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Associate I,  1998


Ballinger, Philadelphia 1994 – 1997

Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, Philadelphia 1997

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