As an aspiring young musician, painter and writer, Andrew was drawn to architecture through the sage advice of his uncle Fabio, a Milanese architect who convinced him that “all of the other arts happen inside architecture.”
Today, Andrew’s approach to design is driven by a strong social agenda. He uses bold material expressions and considered responses to context to create spaces around which communities form. By maintaining a design philosophy that is open and collaborative, Andrew never stops learning, producing and evolving. His award-winning designs for universities, municipalities, library systems and commercial clients have been published internationally.
Andrew has taught at the University of Waterloo and serves as a visiting critic at the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and the Ryerson University School of Architecture. He shares his passion for design through exhibitions, published articles and speaking engagements.