Andy Cao is a Vietnamese-born artist and landscape designer. His first project “Viet-namese Glass Garden” Los Angeles (1998) launched his career onto the national stage. Following Glass Garden, Cao received two prestigious fellowships. In 2001, he was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome and in 2010, received a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His stated mission while at Harvard was to observe, reflect, and “un-learn”. Long terms goals for Cao include building an experimental design laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City, emphasizing contemporary landscape design and material innova-tions while nurturing new design talents.
In 2005,while creating an installation at the Chaumont Festival of Gardens, Cao met French born landscape architect Xavier Perrot. In 2006 the two formed the Cao | Perrot Studio with offices in LA and Paris. Drawing on diverse cultural backgrounds, Cao | Perrot Studio creates hybrid environments, blending art and landscape to make a place for dreaming. The projects, both temporary and permanent, cross commercial, artistic, and residential boundaries, and vary in size from intimate courtyards to large-scale public parks. They often use overlooked materials to create environments that defy specific meaning and invite the viewer into a contemplative world of color and sensuality.www.caoperrotstudio.com Back to all designers