An Assistant Curator focused on contemporary design, Andrea Lipps joined Cooper Hewitt in 2008, and is co organizing the forthcoming exhibition “Design Triennial” (opening December 2015). During her tenure at the museum, she has contributed to numerous books and exhibitions, including “Design With the Other 90%: CITIES,” “Why Design Now?: National Design Triennial,” and “Design for the Other 90%.”

Prior to joining Cooper Hewitt, Lipps worked in the architecture and design department at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, assisting on “Design and the Elastic Mind” and “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.” She has published articles in leading design magazines, served on international design juries, and has taught in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies masters program offered by Cooper Hewitt and Parsons, The New School for Design, as well as in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts.

She holds a master’s degree in history of decorative arts and design from Parsons/Cooper Hewitt, where she wrote her thesis in design history on 20th-century post-disaster design, integrating her interest in design with earlier work in international human rights. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in French, sociology, and women’s studies from the University of Michigan.