Architect AIBC, LEED® AP
- MA Architecture, University of British Columbia
- BA Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson)
Andy is a LEED accredited professional and project architect with over 15 years of experience in building design and construction administration. Completing his undergraduate training in architectural science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), followed by a Master of Architecture from UBC, he gained experience at firms in both Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria prior to joining Cascadia Architects in 2012.
Do you have any out-of-office roles that you’re passionate about?
I am on the AIBC Council for 2022-2024. I am a sitting member of Saanich’s Advisory Design Panel and am on the BC Building Assessor Registry for Post Disaster Building Assessment. I volunteer as a Mentor for Intern Architects and enjoy fostering out local architectural community through active involvement with local RAIC and AIBC groups such as being on the Executive for the AIBC Vancouver Island Chapter. I coach high school rowing in the fall seasons with GVYSR. I am also a passionate cyclist. Whether it’s my daily commute or getting out for weekend adventures, I never miss an opportunity to disappear into the wilderness for a while!
What other interests within the field of architecture do you have?
I’m interested in sustainable building design, housing affordability, community placemaking and urban design.
Are there specific books for schools of thought in architecture that inspire you?
Too many to name just a few… Here are some I’ve enjoyed for a start:
- Towards a Minor Architecture by Jill Stoner
- Landscape Urbanism edited by James Corner
- Design with Nature by Ian McHarg
- Content by Rem Koolhaus
- Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet edited by Angelika Fit and Elke Krasny
- Log Magazine (all of them)
- Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby
- Learning From Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour
- Yet by Hiroshi Hara
- Up North: Where Canada's Architecture Meets the Land by Lisa Rochon
Is there an architecturally significant city you would like to visit?
I would love to get to Japan. Somewhere like Kyoto or Tokyo.