NYU CUSP Graduate StudentsFall 2017 Cohort

Nell, Andrew

Andrew Nell

MS Class of 2018


I am a 27 year old South African, with 5 years of work experience between a technical engineering consulting role and as a management consultant. I am currently completing my Masters in Applied Urban Science and Informatics at the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University.

I am interested in pursuing part-time work and internships in any functional city-focused environments where I would be trusted to extract useful insights from large-scale data sets to guide decision-making in either a public or private space.

Most Recent Professional Experience

Associate at Partners in Performance (PIP)

Africa Office, January 2016 to Present

PIP is a management consultancy specialising in behavioural change in organisations (Particularly operations) with strategy, hands-on-coaching and the setting up of systems and tools to drive business improvement.



Acoustic Engineering Consultant at Pro Acoustic Consulting Engineers(PACE)/LinSpace

Johannesburg, South Africa, December 2012 to October 2015

PACE/LinSpace are consultancies specialising in architectural acoustics, noise control, broadcast and studio acoustics, and audio-visual system design.



Notable Projects: American International School Johannesburg; Anglo-American 55 Marshall Street and 44 Main Street Refurbishments; Bowman Gilfillan Law Firm; Cape Town Film Studios; DSTV City; Ernst and Young (EY) – 102 Rivonia Road; the Houghton Apartments; Market Theatre Projects; Sedibeng College Auditorium; Standard Bank: Rosebank offices; University of Mpumalanga; USAID Pretoria

Undergraduate Education

BSc Engineering (Mechanical), University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Other Degrees & Certifications

Intensive Chinese Course – Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Level 3 Mandarin

Certificate in Continuous Improvement – Performance in Performance

Current Interests