Job Role: Group Director
Andrew is a Director of DLA Design with responsibility for the leadership and direction of a large architectural team working within the Leeds office. He studied at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Since joining DLA in 1988, and made Director in 2008, he has worked on the technical delivery of a diverse range of projects in various sectors including retail, sport and leisure, industrial and offices with responsibility for a number of key repeat client relationships.
In 2015 he qualified with a NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety in order to support the practices transition to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 in respect of the principal designer role and to demonstrate the companies continued commitment to Health and Safety at all levels.
He also takes an active role in respect supporting the formal agreement of architectural appointments and warranties across the practice.
My Favourite Project: One of the most memorable and challenging projects was Oberhausen Arena completed in October 1996, the design was evolved with our American partners Ellerbe Becket and then delivered by our architectural team in our Wakefield office to exacting German Standards and involved weekly flights to Oberhausen to liaise with the design team and contractor throughout the construction period.
Andrew enjoys rugby after having played at his local club from the age of 16 to retirement from the Vets in 2012, he’s now a regular supporter from the touch line. Road cycling has replaced rugby as the sport of choice with regular weekend outings up into the Yorkshire dales.
Favourite Design / Building:
Favourite building has to be the Sydney Opera House following a visit to Australia in 2008. It is so iconic and when you see it for the first time it feels so familiar with the large precast concrete “Shells” floating over the harbour. A true ‘Icon’ of modern expressionist design.