Andrew Schachman designs environments, infrastructures, and installations.
He is the co-founder and co-director of two non-profit organizations that are experimental spaces for delivering arts and culture within existing metropolitan networks: Floating Museum and Fieldwork Collaborative Projects. Floating Museum is an arts organization that creates new models, exploring the relationships between art, community, architecture, and public institutions. Via site-responsive art, design, and cultural programs, Floating Museum explores the potential in these relationships, considering the infrastructure, history, and aesthetics of a space. Fieldwork Collaborative Projects is a trans-disciplinary research and cultural organization that works beyond the confines of conventional institutional boundaries to transform and re-program civic spaces habitually conceived for sport and recreation into platforms for cultural activity and civic engagement. Fieldwork is an official program partner of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and its recent projects have received generous support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Clarence S. Stein Institute at Cornell University.
Principal of Studio Andrew Schachman, Andrew recently completed the design for the Palais de Tokyo’s exhibition, “Singing Stones,” in the roundhouse of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Trained as an architect, Schachman designed and managed projects for the offices of Doug Garofalo, Carol Ross Barney, Zaha Hadid and Perkins + Will. His projects have received numerous awards including the Distinguished Building Award from the American Institute of Architects and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.