Director, Façade Associates
Andrew is an owner and Managing Director at Façade Associates a façade consultancy established in Bangkok in 2010. He has long experience in the Asia façade industry dating back to 1995 with periods as a façade designer for façade contractors in Thailand, Singapore and PR China, and as a façadesproject managerand lead façade systems designer in Singapore and Thailand for a global multi-disciplinary engineering firm. Andrew has also worked as the internal façade design resource within architectural practices for the award-winning One New Change, London, and the recently opened Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Andrew leads work on a wide-range of development types in Bangkok from retail: ZEN at Central World, Central Festival Lampang, Rayong, and Phuket; to office: Singha HQ, UOB(Thai)Sukhumwit, The Parq, Tipco Extension; to residential: Mahanakhon Tower and Cube, Sindhorn Village, 28 Chidlom, The Esse (Sukhumwit 36). His approach is one of pre-emptive and pro-active problem solving coupled with quick generation of construction grade details to allow optimisation by iteration.Andrew sees the ever-improving interoperability between design softwares as a key driver of efficient buildable façade design as architectural designs continue to increase in complexity of form and material usage.