Andrew M. Hayes, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB 

                                        School of Architecture


Andrew Hayes is managing principal for hayes|cumming architects, a design-focused studio environment in St Petersburg, Florida. He is responsible for sustainable practices, management and business development of the firm, with a focus on urban design and public architecture. Andy has extensive experience with visioning, feasibility, programming and design of neighborhood scale projects in a coastal environment.

For over two decades, his career focus has been providing comprehensive design solutions that work in harmony with the environment, solve user needs, enhance economic value, and exceed client expectations. Viewing professional practice as a life-long continuum of learning, making, and teaching, Mr. Hayes has taught urban design studio and professional practice at several major universities, including sharing the Markborough Endowed Chair at the University of South Florida 2014-2016. His current research focus is on sustainable neighborhood-scale communities and the performativity of public space via the temporal lenses of social capital and historical precedent.

In 2015 Andrew served as President of AIA Florida, the fifth largest AIA component in the United States, and in 2016 was the inaugural Facilitator of the Strategic Council, the strategic think tank of AIA Florida, setting an agenda focused upon community resilience, public health, and economic opportunity. His projects have won multiple awards and been featured in various print and digital publications, the most recent an Honor Award for historic preservation of the Miss Mayo House from St. Petersburg Preservation, in 2016.