Andrew heads the conceptual design function of the practice.
In 1988 Andrew represented New Zealand at the New Breed Architectural Exhibition in Sydney and received his first National Award for Architecture in the same year.
During his career he has won New Zealand National Awards for Architecture five times.
Andrew approaches people, architecture and the environment as interlinking identities underpinned by the assumption that if a building logically belongs in its ecology, both environment and social, then the people that use that Architecture will feel they belong there.
He is a vivid architectural storyteller with a passion for Maori history and mythology and is a great advocate for Architecture that responds to this history, the landscape and sense of place.
In May of 2012, Andrew was named by the world’s most searched architectural journal, London based World Architecture News, as one of five Architects “whose directional ideas are helping to shape the future of world Architecture”. This achievement is unprecedented in New Zealand’s creative community.
Andrew was received as an Auckland University Distinguished Alumni in 2013 and he is a Guest Professor at Unitec. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (FNZIA) and is currently a member of the Auckland and Queenstown Urban Design Panels and President of the Auckland Architecture Association.
Andrew brings the following particular expertise:
- The design of authentic New Zealand sense of place
- Proven ability in managing stakeholder relationships
- Demonstrated success and experience in project design and relationship management
- Acknowledged expertise and celebrated design talent.