Andrew is an active and engaged figure in post-earthquake Christchurch. Graduating in architecture, Andrew has focussed back in his hometown since a series of devastating earthquakes. He finds particular interest in architecture that is propositional and invites a change in values and expectations.
Andrew is a founder and trustee of Gap Filler Trust, a charitable initiative that activates vacant sites around the city with temporary creative projects for public benefit. It has become synonymous with a new ground-up creative movement in Christchurch that sits, at times uneasily, alongside the massive central government master plan presently being enacted. Prolific in its output, in four years Gap Filler has implemented around 50 projects and facilitated many more.
As senior associate at multi-disciplinary practice F3 Design from 2010 to 2014, Andrew led a range of projects including temporary art gallery and studio project Artbox. From Artbox, a building system was developed, which led on to community band-rehearsal project Beatbox and a mixed-use central city development built around these two community projects.
2014 sees Andrew playing a more active role in Gap Filler and he has started a new architectural practice, FIELD.