Attention is what creates value.

Andrew Zientek is an artist, licensed landscape architect, and educator. His work spans in scale from held object to inhabitable place and oscillates between art, science and landscape / architecture.

In all endeavors, the focus of work is the connection and displacement between people and their local environments. Local environment is meant to include natural systems, urban spaces, cultural history, and interpersonal interactions.


CV     [download as pdf]

Educational Credentials:

Harvard Graduate School of Design \ Master of Landscape Architecture
University of Wisconsin, Madison \ Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture

Teaching Experience:

2011 - 2014       City College New York, School of Architecture \ Adjunct Associate Professor
2012 - 2013       Harvard Graduate School of Design \ Lecturer
2012 - 2012       Columbia Graduate School of Architecture \ Adjunct Associate Professor

Professional Experience:

2011 - 2015       Principal Andrew Zientek, Brooklyn, NY
2010 - 2010       Assistant Piet Oudolf, Hummelo, Holland
2010 - 2010       Designer Vito Acconci Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2007 - 2009       Director of Design Himmelrich Associates Inc, Baltimore, MD
2004 - 2005       Project Designer EDAW / AECOM, Shenzhen, China
2002 - 2004       Designer Mahan Rykiel Associates, Baltimore, MD

Selected Installatios & Shows:

2015       MTV RE:Define Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX - "Untitled \ Among A Riot of Objects"
2014       Faberge Big Egg Hunt, New York, NY - "Half Transformed"
2012       Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA - "Not Only"
2011       Clark Priftis Gallery, Baltimore, MD - "Where We Are You"
2010       Harvard University GSD, Cambridge, MA - "At the Dawn of the World"
2009       Harvard University Natural History Museum, Cambridge, MA - "Glass Flowers Up"
2008       Harvester Gallery, Baltimore, MD - "Imaginary Landscapes"
2006       UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA - "Right Hand of Light"
2006       Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA - "Construction Common"
2006       University Gallery, Dartmouth, MA - "One Pierced Moment"
2006       Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford, MA – "Spatial Music"

Licenses/Registration- Landscape Architect:

New York

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

Forthcoming – Directionality in Space and Time: From Homeric Greek to Facebook
Forthcoming – Nervous Landscapes: Human and Landscape Co-Evolution
Actar Press: GSD Platform 4 -- Contributor: “Nervous Landscapes”
Actar Press: GSD Platform 4 – Contributor: “Three States of Hors d’Oeuvres”
Green Building and Design -- Secret Garden Project Review, July/August 2011 P. 16
ASLA Dirt – Robert Irwin: The Mechanics of Experience
ASLA Dirt – Alexandre Chemetoff: Site as a Source of Imagination and Knowledge
ASLA Dirt – Vito Acconci’s Provocative Spaces