M. Arch, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002; B.S. Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998


Andy Fastman has worked in various facets of the Architectural World thoughout the last 20 years. Educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ecole d'Architecture Paris, La Villette (from Beauz Arts) and University of California, Los Angeles, he maintains one foot staunchly in the academic realm. Andy has worked for a variety of firms in the Los Angeles area ranging from Gehry Partners to Jerde Partnership, to Ball-Nogues Studio. He has recently returned to Cuningham Group Architecture's Big Play Group which focuses on big name entertainment and theme park designs. A lifelong passion for Craft, Creation and Experiential Design, coupled with a penchant for passing along the knowledge to future generations, drive this practitioner. Andy has successfully blurred the distinction between Art, Architecture and Making. He is also affiliated with the New York City College of Technology's Advanced Design online studio critic project.

Clients/Employment History:

  • Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, ConstructionTechnician, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Class of 2016-2019 Installations 
  • Cuningham Group Architecture, Marina Deal Rey, CA, Land Lead/Manager, 2016-present
  • Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, ConstructionTechnician, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Senior Show Installation, Class of 2016
  • Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Principal, 2012-2016
  • Fac + Ade, Playa Del Rey, CA, Founder and Principal, 2010-present
  • Aref + Associates Design Studio, El Segundo, CA, Senior Associate/Project Manager, 2011-2012
  • Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA, Project Architect/Construction Administration, 2009-2010
  • Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A., Marina Del Rey, CA, Project Architect/Lead Project Desigenr/Education Coordinator, 2007-2008
  • The Jerde Partnership, International, Venice, CA, Senior Designer/Director of Photography, 2005-2006
  • Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Design Team/Architect, 2002-2005
  • Robert Ginsberg + Associates, Santa Monica, CA, Senior Associate, 1999-2002
  • Eyematic Interfaces, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, Designer, 2000-2001
  • Marks-Thomas + Associates, Baltimore, MD, Designer, 1998-1999
  • Brown & Craig, INC., Baltimore, MD, Designer, 1998

Recent Projects:

Ball-Nogues Studio:

  • Coachella 2015, Indio, CA, Principal In Charge
  • Farmer's Daughter Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, Principal In Charge
  • Umeda Space, Hollywood, CA, Principal In Charge
  • Jefferson County RTD, Golden, CO, Principal In Charge
  • V.A. Aquatic Center, Palo Alto, CA, Principal In Charge

Fac + Ade:

  • Connie Foundation Presence, Carson, CA, Principal In Charge
  • Walden Residence, West Torrence, CA, Principal In Charge
  • Ambar Residence, Tarzana, CA, Principal In Charge
  • Aequitas Wealth Mgmt, Corporate HQ, Principal In Charge
  • Private Residence, Beverly Hills, CA, Principal In Charge

Aref + Associates Design Studio:

  • Kilroy Realty Group, Long Beach, CA, Project Architect/PM
  • Kilroy Realty Coorporation, El Segundo, CA, Construction Admin
  • Game Show Network, Santa Monica, CA, Construction Admin
  • Tribeca West Repositioning, West LA, CA, Project Architect/PM
  • Kilroy Realty Cooporation, Del Mar, CA, Project Architect/PM