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Hi, I'm Andrew MacMillan. I AM AN M.ARCH CANDIDATE AT PRINCETON'S SOA.

I am interested in the contemporary and the historical. In the built and unbuilt. In analysis and criticism. In the designed, and the undesigned. In the intersection of all of these things, and the autonomy of each of them.

I am another emerging architect, with a nascent rhetorical critique of the contemporary. I have many thoughts about architecture, one day it would be nice to write them into a book, or to manifest them in a nice institutional project. 

I hope to build a nice house in the woods one day, but these things change all the time. 

 

For employment inquiries, check out my curriculum vitae.

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HI, I'M ANDREW MACMILLAN. I AM A STUDENT OF ARCHITECTURE, A CYCLIST, AND A GRAPHIC AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER.

I am currently an M.Arch I Candidate at Princeton University's School of Architecture, having previously received my Honours BA Degree with Distinction in Architectural Design, and Architectural History, Theory + Criticism from the University of Toronto

Toronto is actually where I was born, spent my childhood, and eventually returned to after spending my teenage years in the country. It's the city where I first started to think about the built environment, where I became an adult, worked a myriad of side jobs, rode a bicycle, learned the feeling of a neighbourhood, and became a business owner. It's where I worked for two amazing design practises as an Assistant Curator, Project Designer, Graphic Designer, and Architectural Designer, WORKshop Inc. It's the city in which I first became a bicycle messenger, a job that would compress the entire city into a workday, where I was able to covertly enter parts of the built environment that no one even knew about, where the geography of the city became completely eidetic, and where I got to wear really short shorts.

Toronto is where I became a community organizer, and an athlete able to competed at the 2014 Cycle Messenger World Championships in Mexico City and the 2014 North American Cycle Courier Championships in Minneapolis, and to organize the 2014 La Course Des Morts race in Montreal and 2015 MAYDAY! race in Toronto. And it's also where I became a Designer Founder in the very successful Send It Courier Cooperative.

Toronto, led me here, as my interest in the image of the city, collided with my appreciation for graphic design, and an emerging interest in the built environment and design. Here, of course, being bucolic, beautiful, and of course, sleepy Princeton, New Jersey. 

My research interests are focussed on the transition space between the physical and virtual worlds and the contemporary tech companies which have produced them. Specifically developing a theory of the production of rhetoric through architecture, shifting environments and institutions, and the role that architecture can play in adopting strategic systems of hacking and producing systems of action and defensibility in the post-techno-corporate environment..

I'm also interested in actually making objects and buildings, which you'll see me do from time to time.

 

For employment inquiries, check out my curriculum vitae.