Andy Drissell

Andy Drissell



“I strive to approach my work with questions, not assumptions. Every project is a unique opportunity for architecture to improve the quality of life for our communities – to extend beyond conventions and take a more active role in promoting our health and well-being.”

Andy joined Mahlum in 2015 and serves as project architect for healthcare and K-12 projects. He has experience across a broad range of medical projects with particular expertise in design, medical planning and project coordination with all stakeholders. Andy strives to incorporate research and user engagement into the design process, and he’s passionate about architecture’s vital role in helping to improve health and well-being for the users and our communities. He also encourages Mahlum’s various studios to collaborate and share ideas, plus pulls in community members and experts to engage the office about a variety of topics.

Andy wrote about the benefits of supporting the circadian rhythm through proper lighting in “The Power of Light: Deploying Tunable Lighting to Support Healthcare” for Medical Construction & Design magazine.

Andy received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Kansas. Andy is a registered architect in Washington, has an Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) with the Center for Health Design, and is a LEED-Accredited Professional for Building Design + Construction.