Andrei graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1997. In the same year he received the prestigious Queen’s Award and became a Chevening Scholar. He completed his Master’s degree and RIBA Part III studies with honours at the Bartlett School of Architecture. In the following years he lived in the UK and USA working as an Associate for Richard Rogers Partnership and as an Associate Partner for Foster + Partners. In 2011 he co-founded Lacey+Saltykov Architects.