Andrew became a permanent member of staff at Sheffield Hallam University in 2001. He has acted as Course Leader for the Architecture and Environmental Design Course and the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture.
Andrew's students have won a number of awards at both Part 1 and Part 2 level from the RIBA White Rose Competition. In 2010 he took on the role of Academic Group Leader, becoming responsible for the effective management of the architectural staff. He teaches broadly across the courses, in the areas of design and the creative integration of construction technology and carry out architectural consultancy projects. He is currently the Course Leader for the MSc Technical Architecture.
During my time as a student at The University of Sheffield Andrew worked regularly for University's Architectural Consultancy Practice, collaborating with staff members on live projects and competitions. He then worked for ten years in private architectural practice, gaining RIBA part 3, and for two years combined work in practice with part time teaching at Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield. During eight years at Derek Trowell Architects his completed projects were used as models for published academic research and have been featured in the architectural and national press.
Department of the Natural and Built Environment
Social Sciences and Arts
Global Employability Learning Portal - An HEA funded research project with The Robert Gordon University. £46k.
The Oxford Conference 2008: 50 Years On – Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education.
‘Enquiring envelopes: speculative environmental technology in part 1 education’ - Poster presentation
Built Environment Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, June 2008
‘Speculation v Skill: Promoting technical creativity in a Part 1 course'. - Oral presentation
Visiting Professor to Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, July-September 2010. - Eight week teaching visit including extensive travel and study of vernacular and sustainable architecture in Malaysia.
RIBA Yorkshire - Chair of judging panel for Sheffield Civic Trust Building of the Year.
Designs on the Planet 3. University of Cardiff, January 2009 - Workshop Convenor
CEBE funded teaching exchange with Robert Gordon University, March-May 2009. - Collaborative teaching review addressing the issues of multidisciplinarity (i.e. between architecture and architectural technology), and the links between design, technology and IT
New build super insulated detached house, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Jan 2008 - Construction value £150 K
Conversion of Methodist Chapel to four bedroom dwelling, Middleton, Derbyshire. Jun – Dec 2005 - Construction value £200k