Gradient Matter is ideas-driven, multidisciplinary design studio operating globally from San Francisco, California. The studio’s work focuses on architecture, spaces and digital crafts which are highly engaging, ecological, and performative to have a sensorial impact on its users. Studio is lead by Andrei Hakhovich, architect and designer that combines rigor of innovative design, building skills and advanced computational tools. 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.
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 technology and media 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.