LIFT architects was formed to provoke a broader concept of architectural practice in order to better address and shape a dynamic world. We are designers, developers, researchers and raconteurs of architecture, products, urbanism, art, technology and design strategy.
Our mission is to create, enable and improve the tools humans use to interface with their natural, built and socially-constructed environments including: products, spaces, buildings, places, and experiences.
Andrew Payne founded LIFT architects in 2007. Andrew is a registered architect who is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. He received his Masters of Architecture from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in May of 2005. Prior to that, he studied architecture at Clemson University where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in 2002.
Andrew’s work explores embedded computation and parametric design and he has lectured and taught workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University. He was also recently elected to the ACADIA board of directors for the upcoming term (2013-2015).