photography by Chelsea Ross

Andrew Moddrell

  • Registered Architect; Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
  • M.Arch, Yale University
  • B.Arch, The University of Kansas


Andrew Moddrell is a founding partner of PORT. He is currently leading a diverse range of public realm, urban design and master planning projects, including the Master Plan Framework and Phase 1 implementation of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness Gateway Park and Phase 1 and 2 of the Lakeview Low-Line.

In addition to his work at PORT, Andrew teaches seminars and design studios related to contemporary issues of urbanism as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  Previously, he was the 2015-16 Eliel Saarinen Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan; a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Architecture; taught at the Architectural Association in London as part of the AA/UIC Visiting School; and was a Research Associate at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Andrew was part of the advisory panel for the National Endowment for the Arts inaugural “Our Town” initiative that awarded millions of dollars to be invested in communities that are supporting the arts as part of a community revitalization strategy. He is also an active member of the Chicago Central Area Committee, helping lead the CCAC proposal for the Unlocking the Value of the Old Cook County Hospital Master Plan Charrette and is part of the CCAC Leader Executive Committee.

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.