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School of Architecture
Architecture Building
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0450

Phone: (269) 471-6003
Fax: (269) 471-6261



8435 East Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104

(269) 471-6003

The architecture faculty aspires to teach sound thinking, practical skills, and rigorous scholarship in the discipline of architecture; and promotes students who: Craft buildings that are dignified, durable and purposeful; Design communities that foster civility; Serve mankind in accord with their professional and Christian vocation; Seek the virtues of joy, beauty, wholeness and moderation in their lifelong pursuit of learning. All this for God's honor and His glory until the risen Christ comes again.


Andrew von Maur


Office Location: Architecture 126
Phone: (269) 471-6377


Andrew von Maur holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Andrews University and a Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism from the University of Notre Dame.  Both of these programsgenerally promoted sensibilities, methods, and an architectural culture that can be described as complimentary to the existing mission of The School of Architecture. This includes a particular interest in craft cultures, historical precedent, civil communities, familiar typologies, placemaking, pedestrian-centered urbanism, and traditional understandings of stewardship and beauty in architecture. Recent scholarship has included various award-winning participatory town planning projects conducted through the School of Architecture's Urban Design Studio.

Professor von Maur’s professional qualifications include extensive experience in urban design and town planning, practiced in collaboration with leading international offices such as Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company. This includes a diverse range of projects, including infill, suburban retrofit, resort communities, and transit-oriented development. Other professional work includes significant experience with residential and mixed-use building design in Chicago, traditional heavy timber frame design and construction in northern Michigan, and freelance building design consultation for custom homes.

Teaching qualifications, particularly regarding studies abroad, are also shaped by an international personal background, having lived, studied, and worked in Europe extensively.


  • M. Arch, Notre Dame 2003
  • B. Arch, Andrews University 1999