Prior to joining Cornell Tech, Andrew was the founding director of the Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Development. He directed the implementation of some of New York City’s most significant urban development projects for the Bloomberg Administration including the High Line, East River Waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island Redevelopment, Queens and Brooklyn Waterfront projects and others. He also led the City’s involvement in major regional projects, such as the redevelopment of the World Trade Center where his work included the September 11 Memorial, the Performing Arts Center and the Campus Security Plan.
Andrew also played a central role in the effort to bring the 2012 Olympics to New York City. He was Director of Planning for NYC2012 where he oversaw a small team to plan out 40 sports venues, a village of 15,000 residents and a full media and transportation plan. Following the events of September 11, 2001, Andrew joined the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, charged with planning the revitalization of the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan. While there, he helped oversee the international competition for a new master plan. Later, as Director of Planning he led the implementation of the master plan and the completion of the environmental review process.
Andrew is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied archaeology and ancient history. He has a masters degree in architecture from Yale University.
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