Co-founder, Architecture Fringe
Andy Summers (he/him)(b. Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Glasgow-based architect, educator, curator, and public programmer specialising in architecture and the built environment. He is interested in developing and contributing to a pluralised, progressive culture of architecture which seeks to support a just common good. His work questions and explores the conditions within which architectural cultures emerge, often challenging existing structures and cultural norms.
Andy is representing Scotland at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2023 as co-curator with colleagues from the Architecture Fringe, -ism, and /other.
Andy is a co-founder and co-director of the Architecture Fringe, a self-initiated non-profit organisation which explores architecture and its impact within its social, political, and cultural contexts. He is currently the Co-pilot for Stage 4 Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art, and a design tutor at the Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA) at the University of Edinburgh,
A fully-qualified architect, Andy studied within the collaborative multi-disciplinary atmosphere of Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland before taking his diploma at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. He completed his professional studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. During a decade in London he worked for several high-profile architects including Terry Pawson and Trevor Horne. Between 2008-2013 Andy worked for Zaha Hadid Architects with project work including the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, the Central Bank of Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq and the North Souks Department Store in Beirut, Lebanon.
Andy is also a photographer working under his middle names of Robb Mcrae. His work focuses on portraiture and landscape photography and has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited at the Architecture Fringe and London Festival of Architecture.