Andrew joined KPMB in 1990, contributing to many of KPMB’s early design competitions including the winning proposal for Kitchener City Hall (Governor General’s Award 1994) and the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. He brings strength in the comprehensive design and project management of multi-disciplinary teams and has directed all phases of design and construction for major institutional, government and developer projects.
Andrew’s institutional work includes Le Quartier Concordia, the one million square foot multi-block academic campus for Montreal’s Concordia University, which introduced the concept of a vertical campus of naturally ventilated, stacked three-storey atria with lounges to interconnect departments and encourage interdisciplinarity. Andrew’s work also includes the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at the University of British Columbia, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, a master plan for UBC’s University Boulevard, and Princeton University’s Campus Framework Master Plan.
Andrew’s passion for creating socially sustainable communities is reflected in his work for Toronto Community Housing at 150 Dan Leckie Way, a 432-unit affordable housing complex, as well as the Library District Condominiums, the Fort York Branch Library, Maple Leaf Square, and the 11 Wellesley Condominiums. He also directed the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village in Toronto and its post-games conversion to the Canary District, a walkable, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood of affordable, market and student housing.
He is currently working on the renovation of the Park Hyatt Hotel for Oxford Properties and a restoration and redevelopment of Bloor Street United Church in Toronto which preserves and enhances the Church’s spiritual and social justice programs on site, retains and restores a heritage façade, and provides rentable office space to support long-term financial sustainability.
Andrew is a strong proponent of giving back to the community and is a leader and participant in KPMB’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. He has led CANstruction teams in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank and internal gingerbread house-building contests to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.