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 computational 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 adjunct professor of architecture at California College of the Arts where he teaches graduate level studio, digital media seminars and tutored numerous workshops. Prior to establishing his own design practice Andrei have gained experience at the number of prominent architecture and design studios among which were Front Inc., Craig Steely Architecture, Faulders Studio and Haas Architecture.
Our clients range from social media giants to private residential 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.