Gradient Matter is an emerging, ideas-driven, multidisciplinary design studio lead by Andrei Hakhovich and based in San Francisco, California. The studio’s work focuses on environments, scenarios and digital crafts which are highly specialized, engaging, ecological, and performative to have a sensorial impact on its users. Andrei is a designer that combines rigor of innovative design, fabrication skills and advanced digital tools.
Andrei was born in Minsk, Belarus and has an educational background in both architecture and engineering. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from Belarusian National Technic University and a Masters degree in Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco where he was recipient of Mel Ferris Dean’s Choice Award for excellence in design. Andrei is faculty at California College of the Arts where he teaches graduate level digital design seminars and architecture studio, in addition to that he is an occasional lecturer at UC Berkeley. Prior to establishing his own design practice Andrei have gained experience at the number of prominent design offices among which were Front Inc., Haas Architecture, Faulders Studio and Puccini Group.
Our clients range from social media giants to private clients. As emerging, pragmatic yet passionate and extremely hands-on designers, we stay engaged in our projects throughout each stage, from the project’s design to its execution.