Andrés Mier y Terán (Mexico City, 1977), Creative Director at MYT+GLVDK, mixes strategic architecture, branding and furniture design to create unique experiences.
Graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design, a diploma in Furniture Design from Danmarks Designskole (Copenhagen, 2000), and degrees in Architecture from the Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City, 2007) and Interior Architecture from ESAG Penninghen (Paris, 2001), where he received the "Meilleur Excellent" prize, awarded to the best student, the Penninghen prize for his thesis ("Idea Incubator”) and, 10 years later, the "Prix Met Penninghen" award for his career from 2001 to 2011.
At the end of his studies, he completed an internship in Tokyo at Nihon Sekkei, the largest architectural studio in Asia, and worked with the renowned designer Philippe Starck on hospitality projects such as the Clift Hotel in San Francisco and the Faena Hotel and Residences.
In 2003, in partnership with his brothers, he founded Grupo MYT. There, he headed MYT Diseño, the group’s architecture and design division, which was renowned for creating, developing, and operating gastronomic concepts in Mexico and the United States. In 2019, he partnered with architect Regina Galvanduque to create MYT+GLVDK.
His experience living in New York for 10 years, where he opened nine successful restaurants, as well as working and studying in Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, and Mexico City, have directly influenced the ideas behind his work, which includes designing over 50 restaurants, each of them with innovative, unique concepts, as well as hotels, furniture, and residential and cultural projects.