Pier Pierandrei

Adjunct Professor

Department of Interior Design

Pier Pierandrei is an Adjunct Professor in the Interior Design department at the School of the Arts in Virginia Commonwealth University. Pier spent much of his life traveling between Italy and the United States. Born in New Jersey, he moved to Italy and graduated from the University of Architecture in Pescara. In 1988 he settled in Washington, DC and worked for various architectural firms and in the facilities department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In 1999 he also taught Interior Design at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia as an adjunct professor. In 2009 Pier returned to Italy where he collaborated on projects and international competitions. Later he dedicated his time to addressing climate change and in 2019, as a council member of San Severino Marche, he co-authored an action plan to reduce CO2 emissions in the municipality by 40% by 2030. Pier was also part of the Italian team on the European Empowering project, comprised of regions from six European countries that exchanged best practices to mitigate global warming. Pier is NCIDQ-certified in the USA and a registered architect in Italy. His years of experience in the two countries have shaped his design sensitivity, and now allow him to provide unique solutions to any design challenge.