Photo by Eduardo Avenir Jr.

Photo by Eduardo Avenir Jr.

Hi, I'm Andrea Ling.

I'm an architect, artist, and researcher working at the intersection of design, fabrication, and biology. I recently graduated from the MIT Media Lab, working in the Mediated Matter Group. My current work revolves around designing responsive skins informed by material ecology-centered design research. I am an architect with the Ontario Architect's Association and a founding partner of designGUILD, an artist collective, based in Toronto that focuses on large-scale public art projects. As a former project lead at Philip Beesley Architect, I worked on a series of immersive kinetic installations exhibited at  the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Fiber Arts Triennial in Hangzhou, the Fondation EDF in Paris, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival in Rotterdam, the Sydney Biennale, and VIDA Fundacion Telefonica in Madrid. I was also the project co-ordinator for the studio's collaboration with Iris van Herpen on her VOLTAGE collection. 

I finished my M.Sc. from MIT, and my M.Arch at the University of Waterloo with a background in human physiology from the University of Alberta. I am interested in material research, physical story-telling, and making things that re-define the built environment. This website is a collection of some of the projects I've worked on - some for school, some for work, and some for me. Feel free to say hello at  


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