Andrew Moddrell is a founding director of PORT A+U and a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios related to contemporary issues of urbanism at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Architecture. He has also taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology and was a graduate teaching fellow at Yale University. Before founding PORT A+U, Andrew was a project architect and project manager at Garofalo Architects and UrbanLab. At Garofalo Architects, he was the project architect for the ground-up design studio building for Archrival, a cutting-edge youth marketing agency, as well as the 25,000SF commercial office design for Thornton-Tomasetti, a leading international structural engineering firm. At UrbanLab, he worked on the Master Plan and Sustainable Growth Guidelines for the Downtown Redevelopment of Aurora, Illinois while also participating in National Science Foundation Grant research investigating computer simulated modeling of urban activity and form as a Research Associate at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Andrew holds a B.Arch with distinction from The University of Kansas, where he was awarded the Thayer Medal for Architectural Design, and an M.Arch from Yale University, where he was awarded the H.I. Feldman Prize for Design Excellence.