With an early passion for design, Andre graduated from the Universidad Jose Antonio Paez, Venezuela in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. During this time, he explored the intersection between architecture and lighting and continued while working for Apure Architectural Lighting in Miami, Florida where he collaborated closely with architects and interior designers while gaining valuable experience as a lighting consultant and interior designer for both residential and commercial projects.
Andre’s design philosophy centers around the belief that lighting plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall ambiance and functionality of any space, and his goal is to create environments that seamlessly
integrate natural and electric light. Driven by his desire to expand this knowledge, he moved to New
York City in 2021 and joined Cooley Monato Studio as a designer in 2023.