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Andrew Zago


Andrew Zago is Principal of Zago Architecture in Los Angeles, USA and has over twenty five years of professional experience in architecture, urbanism, and education. He is a licensed architect in the State of California and Michigan.

He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.

In 1987 he founded AKS RUNO in Los Angeles with Bahram Shirdel and later, Shirdel Zago Kipnis with Bahram Shirdel and Jeffrey Kipnis. In 1991 he established Zago Architecture in Detroit.

Anrew Zago teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and is the coordinator of their Visual Studies program. He is also a Clinical Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). He was the founding director of the Master of Architecture program at the City College of New York (2003-07), and taught at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, UCLA and the Ohio State University.

He frequently lectures, and his work has been exhibited in Berlin, New York, Detroit, Princeton and Los Angeles. Andrew Zago is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a member of the National Register of Peer Professionals of the General Services Administration in Washington. He is a recipient of both an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Fellowship Grant from the United States Artists organization.

Last Updated: December 31, 2016
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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