Andrew Hartness

Andrew Hartness is an adjunct faculty member in Landscape Architecture at RISD, where he teaches courses in 3D platforms and hybrid representation. He is principal at HartnessVision, a design studio infusing architecture, urban design, 3D modeling / animation and identity communication. Having worked in various roles on a wide range of design projects, his experience in project representation integrates a deeper discourse in project development and communication.

Following architectural studies in Paris, Hartness worked at Ateliers Jean Nouvel, leading initiatives in 3D development and real time design. He created a virtual archive visualization platform for AJN and later established an internal 3D department.

Current academic research includes data visualization and culture/climate-specific modular design. Hartness holds an MAUD post-professional degree from The Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds a DESA with distinction from the Ecole Spécial d'Architecture in Paris, and a BA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a licensed architect in France.

  • DESA, Ecole Speciale D'Architecture
  • MAUD, Harvard University


  • LDAR-232G-01 Topics In Representation II
  • ARCH-232G-01 Topics In Representation II


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