Based in our London studio, Andrew is a focussed and passionate architect with expertise in refurbishment projects. He has a methodical approach, keen eye for detail, and excellent design skills.
What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?
I have two favourites. The first is 22 Handyside Street. A major site, client and contractor. This was also my first project in London and so every day was a learning day. The second is the BMW Flagship Showroom on Park Lane in Mayfair. This was my first project as a job runner. We had a great client, prestigious site and achieved a luxurious finish.
Best building in your city?
I have a passion for refurbishments and so it would have to be Battersea Power Station. Let’s be honest, every inch has been ‘sensitively monetised’. But, with Frank Gehry twisting to one side and a Serpentine block by Norman Foster slithering to another, it’s hard not to be inspired. The detailing within the shopping centre is exceptional. You can tell everything has been lovingly remade and no expense spared in the pursuit of restoring a great London landmark.
If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?
Either a physio or sport scientist.
Best book you’ve read?
I’d have to go with ‘Shoe Dog’ by Phil Knight. He was bold, never took no for an answer, creative, and ultimately built one of the biggest companies in the world from nothing whilst living a full life.
If I’m in a thoughtful mood, I’d go with ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Steven Bartlett gets great guests and asks quality questions. If I’m in a more boisterous mood, I’d go with ‘The Good, The Bad, & The Rugby’ where virtually no rugby whatsoever is discussed.